Food Safety Innovation Award

Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual 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.

Submit a Nomination

Nominate a worthy colleague for one of our 2021 awards. Award nominations (other than the Black Pearl Award) must be submitted by email as one PDF to awards@foodprotection.org. Mailed copies sent to the IAFP office or to any other email address will not be accepted. For information on Student Travel Awards, visit the Student page. The deadline for all 2021 award nominations is Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Make a Nomination

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2021 Recipient(s): Hygiena

    Past Awardees

  • 2020 — Clear Labs
  • 2019 — Clean Works
  • 2018 — QualMap
  • 2017 — Novolyze
  • 2016 — Sterilex Corporation
  • 2015 — Alchemy Systems LP
  • 2014 — David Kingsley
  • 2013 — Ceeram
  • 2012 — None given
  • 2011 — Food Marketing Institute and GS1 US
  • 2010 — Hyglos GmbH
  • 2009 — Paula Fedorka-Cray
  • 2008 — Bruce J. Bradley
  • 2007 — Microbiology Laboratory Staff of the California Dept. of Health Services Food and Drug Laboratory Branch (FDLB)
  • 2006 — Edward C. Mather
  • 2005 — Maricopa County Environmental Services Deapartment, Environmental Health Division, Phoenix, Arizona