Ivan Parkin Lecturer

The Ivan Parkin Lecture was established by the International Association for Food Protection in 1986 to honor individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of food safety.  Each year a prominent food safety leader is selected to deliver the Ivan Parkin Lecture at the Opening Session of IAFP’s Annual Meeting.

The Association established the Lecture to honor Ivan Parkin, a Dairy Extension Specialist at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Parkin was the Association President in 1955 and he remained active in the Association for many years following his Presidency. Dr. Parkin served as an example to others as a loyal Member, a professional, and an educator dedicated to protecting the food supply.

The Ivan Parkin Lecturer is selected by the President-Elect and approved by the Executive Board.

  • 2021 Recipient(s): Robert B. Gravani

Past Awardees

  • 2020 Caroline Smith DeWaal
  • 2019 Barbara Chamberlin
  • 2018 Gary R. Acuff
  • 2017 Jose Emilio Esteban
  • 2016 Jeffrey M. Farber
  • 2015 Rhona Applebaum
  • 2014 William D. Marler
  • 2013 David W.K. Acheson
  • 2012 Jenny Scott
  • 2011 Roger L. Cook
  • 2010 Michael R. Taylor
  • 2009 Paul A. Hall
  • 2008 Russell S. Flowers
  • 2007 Carl S. Custer
  • 2006 Arthur P. Liang
  • 2005 Douglas L. Archer
  • 2004 Martin B. Cole
  • 2003 Donald L. Zink
  • 2002 Mitchell L. Cohen
  • 2001 Linda A. Detwiler
  • 2000 Douglas Powell
  • 1999 Fritz Käferstein
  • 1998 Christine M. Bruhn
  • 1997 Martha R. Roberts
  • 1996 Joseph Schwarcz
  • 1995 James M. Jay
  • 1993 Morris E. Potter
  • 1992 J. B. Morrissey
  • 1991 Gary Hanman
  • 1990 George M. Burditt
  • 1989 Ralston B. Read, Jr.
  • 1988 Edwin M. Foster
  • 1987 Bernard S. Schweigert
  • 1986 Joseph C. Olson, Jr.