FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2007
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Phone: (800) NSF-MARK Ext: 5723
Annual Awards Program Recognizes Foodservice Leaders
CHICAGO, IL - NSF International announced the winners of its fourth annual Food Safety Leadership Awards Program on May 19, 2007 at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, Illinois. As part of NSF's ongoing public health and safety commitment, the annual awards program identifies key individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in foodservice safety.
The following photos capture highlights from the awards ceremony:
NSF Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer William Fisher congratulates Jeannie Sneed, PhD, RD, SNS, CFSP, professor and director of graduate education, Iowa State University, on her Lifetime Achievement Award in education & research.
Shaji George, senior food safety & health technical manager, Walt Disney World Company, accepts the Lifetime Achievement in Food Safety Leadership on behalf of Frank Yiannas, safety and health director, Walt Disney World Company.
Rasheed Ahmed, M.Ed, CPHI(C), DAAS, FRSH, environmental health supervisor, Royal Commission Jubail, expresses his appreciation for his Food Safety Leadership Award in systems improvement.
Nelson Taylor, senior director of quality assurance and food safety, Sonic Industries, Inc., receives the Food Safety Leadership Award for systems improvement.
William Fisher presents Shelley Feist, executive director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), the Food Safety Leadership Award for education.
Carol P. Wallace, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cooper-Atkins, is presented the Food Safety Leadership Award for product development.
The 2007 food safety leadership award recipients
Susan D. Conley, director of the Food Safety Education Staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service, could not attend the NRA ceremony. She will be presented with her 2007 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for education next month in Washington DC.
A special thanks goes out to the independent panel of experts that reviewed all award nominations.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.