Award Nomination

Black Pearl Award

Instructions for Nominator

Seven (7) copies of your complete Black Pearl Award nomination packet, with all required documents, must be received in the IAFP office by Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Electronic submissions will also be accepted.

Ship to:

Lisa Garcia, Executive Director

International Association for Food Protection 2900 100th Street, Suite 309
Des Moines, Iowa, USA 50322-3855

You will receive confirmation by email from IAFP within 48 hours of receipt of your nomination packet (contact Susan Smith at if you do not). The Black Pearl Award recipient will be honored at IAFP 2024 in Long Beach, California.

For the complete list of required documents*, please refer to the Black Pearl Award Criteria list on the IAFP website:

*Current IAFP Board Members cannot provide letters of support.

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