FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2009
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Annual Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Leadership in Foodservice Safety
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - NSF International today announced the first call for nominations for the 2010 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Celebrating its seventh year, the FSLA program recognizes individuals and companies that have demonstrated excellence in the foodservice industry.
WHAT: Winners are recognized in one of eight awards categories: education, training, equipment design, packaging innovation, product development, research advances, system improvement, and technology breakthroughs. One individual is also recognized with a lifetime achievement award for their significant contributions to advancing food safety. The program guidelines are available on NSF's Web site.
WHO: Foodservice operators, manufacturers, researchers and members of academia are encouraged to submit nominations.
WHEN & WHERE: The 2010 FSLA award recipients will be announced at the Food Safety Summit on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in the morning prior to the keynote speech at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. This will be the third year the awards are presented at the Food Safety Summit, the largest and most established food safety and defense exposition in North America on food safety, quality assurance and food security.
HOW: Nominations will be evaluated based on creativity, innovation, design, contribution to the advancement of food safety, and overall quality of contributions made by an independent panel of food safety experts.
Nomination information is available at www.nsf.org/business/newsroom/fs_awards.asp or by calling 800.NSF.MARK ext. 5627 or 734.827.5627. Nominations must be received by Friday, January 29, 2010. Nominators can submit their forms online or by mail to:
Ms. Cristin Colling
789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes 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. NSF food safety services deliver assistance to companies in meeting Federal requirements and improving their food safety systems beyond regulation. Companies may select from training and education, auditing, certification, product approval, and registration services. Additional services include safety audits for the 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.