Call for IAFP 2024 Award Nominations
Monday, November 6, 2023
Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our 2024 Association Awards. Nominate your colleagues for one of the many prestigious awards. We also encourage applications for the IAFP Travel Award for Health or Agricultural Department Employees in North America and for the IAFP Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy. In addition, students may apply for a Student Travel Scholarship. Nomination criteria and instructions are available online at: www.foodprotection.org/get-involved/awards/.
The awards to be presented are as follows:
Black Pearl Award
Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding commitment to and achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
Plaque. Presented to Members who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award
Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Sponsored by Eurofins
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for many years of dedication and devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Sponsored by Walmart
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to a Member or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health and the quality of life.
International Leadership Award
Plaque, $2,000 Honorarium, and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2024. Presented to an individual for 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.
Food Safety Award
Sponsored by Consumer Brands Association
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2024, the award will be presented to an individual for a highly significant food safety development or in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group, or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Sponsored by The Fred and Elizabeth Weber Trust
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
James M. Jay Diversity in Food Safety Award
Sponsored by Neogen
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. The James M. Jay Diversity in Food Safety Award recognizes an active IAFP Member who has made significant contributions toward fostering diversity within food safety-related careers, activities, or research.
Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award
Sponsored by Marler Clark Attorneys at Law
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks to foodborne illness.
Sponsored by Ecolab Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to the profession of the Sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Sponsored by MERCK Animal Health
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to IAFP, the public, and the food industry.
Travel Award for Health or Agricultural Department Employees in North America
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for health or agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in North America to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for food safety professionals working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.
Student Travel Scholarship
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university food safety-related degree program.
Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection AwardPresented annually to local environmental health jurisdictions for excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive program of food protection at the local level.
IAFP Student Members are invited to submit their application as instructed on the IAFP website for the Student Travel Scholarship to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting. The deadline for applications for this travel scholarship is Tuesday, January 23, 2024. All other award nominations and applications are due by Tuesday, February 13, 2024 and must be submitted by email as instructed on the IAFP website. (The Black Pearl Award may also be submitted by mail to IAFP as instructed on the IAFP website.) You need not be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague or apply for the Travel Award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting.
Questions regarding award nomination submissions should be directed to Susan Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling + 1 515.276.3344.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,500 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.