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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FOOD SAFETY
NSF International Recognizes 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award Winners SF International is honored to announce the winners of the 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards. The NSF International Food Safety Leadership Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a real and lasting impact on food safety. NSF International created the awards program in 2004 to encourage the development of educational programs, processes or technologies that help advance global food safety. Each year, NSF International seeks nominations from leaders throughout the food safety community and convenes an independent panel of food safety experts from academia, industry and the regulatory community to select the winners. Nominations are evaluated based on creativity, innovation, design and the contributions made to the advancement of food safety. This year, three winners were recognized for their outstanding commitment to food safety: • 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award Winner for Research Advances – Vijay K. Juneja, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., lead scientist of the Predictive Microbiology for Food Safety, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture • 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award Winner for Systems Improvement – Earthbound Farm, One of the Nation’s Largest Producers of Gourmet Salad Greens
2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Ewen C.D. Todd, Ph.D., president, Ewen Todd Consulting and former director of Food Safety Policy Center, Michigan State University
The 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award independent panel of jurors included: Mary M. Adolf, Shelley Feist, Donna Garren, Jack Guzewich, Ernest Julian, Ronald S. Klein, Jim Mann, Donald Schaffner, Katherine Swanson, David Theno, and Ewen C.D. Todd.
3-A SSI Announces 2012 Student Travel Scholarship Award Recipients -A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the recipients of the 3-A SSI 2012 Student Travel Scholarship Award, a program intended to help motivated, careeroriented students to participate in the annual education program of 3-A SSI and gain comprehensive knowledge about sanitary design for food processing equipment and systems. Recipients participated in the 3-A SSI education program, ‘Food Safety: Where Does 3-A Fit?’ and related events on May 14–17, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Milwaukee, WI. The recipients of the 2012 awards include: • Breanne Harlan, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and • Esmond Nyarko, University of Vermont. According to Dr. Ronald Schmidt (University of Florida), chair of 3-A SSI and long-time educator, “Food safety has become a highly important emphasis in food science and food microbiology curricula.
However, sanitary equipment design, a critical element of food safety, is not often covered in depth in our programs. The 3-A SSI program provides a truly special opportunity for future food industry professionals to supplement their educational experience, gain in-depth knowledge about sanitary equipment design in ‘the real world’ and network with a truly diverse group of industry leaders.” Candidates for the 2012 awards demonstrated interest and commitment to food safety and quality as a student enrolled full-time in a food technology, food science, dairy science or other closely related program (undergraduate or graduate level) at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Award recipients were selected by a 3-A SSI review committee on the basis of a personal essay, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or department head. See the 3-A SSI Web site at www.3-a.org, News & Events, or go directly to http://www.3-a.org/news/ events.html for complete details on the upcoming education program and related events, including registration information and Work Group meeting schedules.
FDA Issues Criteria for Determining Frequency of Inspections he Food and Drug Administration has issued criteria it will use in categorizing domestic food facilities as “high risk” or “non-high risk.” Under the Food Safety Modernization Act, frequency of routine or regular FDA inspections of food facilities will be based on risk. Food facilities designated as high risk must be inspected at least once every three years, and facilities designated as non-high risk must be
JUNE 2012 | FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS
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Food Protection Trends - June 2012
Food for Thought from Your President
Commentary from the Executive Director
Assessment of Food Safety Knowledge and Attitudes of Managers of Residential Childcare Institutions (RCCI) in the Northeast
International Food Information Council Foundation Food and Health Survey, 2006–2010, Food Safety: A Web-enabled Survey
What’s Happening in Food Safety
Ivan Parkin Lecture
John H. Silliker Lecture
Committee Meetings Schedule
Special Contributors and Sponsors
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