Black Pearl Award

Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.

  • Sponsored by: F&H Food Equipment Company
  • 2021 Recipient(s): Mondelēz International

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the Black Pearl Award must be mailed/shipped to the IAFP Office at the address listed on the form. Seven (7) copies of all required information should be included in your shipment to be received by Tuesday, February 16, 2021. See shipping address and instructions on the Nomination form.

Past Awardees

  • 2020 Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc, Ontario, California
  • 2019 General Mills, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2018 Eurofins Scientific, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2017 Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., Rosemead, California
  • 2016 Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2015 Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2014 Sodexo, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • 2013 Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, Florida
  • 2012 The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2011 bioMerieux, Hazelwood, Missouri
  • 2010 Fresh Express, Salinas, California
  • 2009 Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2008 3M Food Safety, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2007 Beef Products, Inc., Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
  • 2006 Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2005 DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware
  • 2004 Jack in the Box, Inc., San Diego, California
  • 2003 Wegmans Food Markets Inc., Rochester, New York
  • 2002 Darden Restaurants, Orlando, Florida
  • 2001 Walt Disney World Company, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • 2000 Zep Manufacturing Company, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1999 Caravelle Foods, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1998 Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, Illinois
  • 1997 Papetti’s of Iowa Food Products, Inc., Lenox, Iowa
  • 1996 Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc., Homewood, Illinois
  • 1995 Albertson’s Inc., Boise, Idaho
  • 1994 HEB, Co., San Antonio, Texas