The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2020, October 25–28 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Award winners include
- The IAFP Fellow Award is given to professionals who have contributed to IAFP and its affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time. This year, two recipients will receive this honor: Robert Buchanan, University of Maryland, College Park; and Mickey Parish, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CFSAN, Washington, D.C.
- Dallas G. Hoover, University of Delaware, Newark, will be awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, given at the discretion of the IAFP President, recognizes an individual who has made a lasting impact on Advancing Food Safety Worldwide through a lifetime of professional achievements in food protection.
- The Honorary Life Membership Award will be presented to Patrice Arbault (posthumously), BioAdvantage Consulting, Orlienas, France; Jeffrey Farber, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Judy Harrison, University of Georgia (retired), Athens; Allen R. Sayler, EAS Consulting Group, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia; Peter Slade, Food Safety & Quality Consulting, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada; and Mary Lou Tortorello, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (retired), Bedford Park, Illinois. This award recognizes IAFP Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
- The Harry Haverland Citation Award will be awarded to Gary R. Acuff, Acuff Consulting LLC, College Station, Texas, for his years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the Association.
- Clear Labs, San Carlos, California, will receive the Food Safety Innovation Award, given for its development of Clear Safety, an automated, intelligent next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform built for food safety testing.
- The International Leadership Award will be presented to Norma Heredia, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolas, Nuevo León, Mexico, for her dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
- Joseph Stout, Commercial Food Sanitation, Kenosha, Wisconsin, will receive the Food Safety Award (formerly the GMA Food Safety Award) in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
- The Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award will be presented to Claire Zoellner, iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc., Ithaca, New York. This award honors an individual, group, or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
- Shivaramu Keelara, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, will receive the Institut Mérieux Young Investigator Award in Microbial Resistance. This award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise as a researcher in food microbiology/food safety focusing on antimicrobial resistance.
- The Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award will be presented to Donald W. Schaffner, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, to recognize his service for outstanding contributions in the laboratory and recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
- Si Hong Park, Oregon State University, Corvallis, will be presented the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award. This award is presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of his or her career.
- Jeffrey Farber, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is the recipient of the Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award. This award recognizes an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks of foodborne illness.
- Rick J. Heiman, Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Kansas, will receive the Sanitarian Award to recognize his dedication and exceptional service to the profession of sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.
- The Elmer Marth Educator Award will be presented to Lynn M. McMullen, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to recognize her dedication and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
- Andrew J. Clarke, Loblaw Companies Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the recipient of the Harold Barnum Industry Award. This award recognizes his outstanding service to IAFP, the public and the food industry.