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.