PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Stan Hazan, NSF International’s Senior Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, recently received the Association of Food & Drug Officials’ (AFDO) Associate Member Award for his work in support of AFDO.  Hazan received the award at AFDO’s annual education conference in Providence, Rhode Island earlier this month.

Hazan has been with NSF International -- a global organization that writes national public health standards, and inspects, tests and certifies products for the food, water, and consumer goods industries -- for 23 years. An expert in third-party certification, Hazan has worked closely with federal and state agencies, legislative bodies and organizations such as AFDO to help promote public health and safety initiatives.  He also is a member of AFDO’s Associates Committee and the Laws and Regulations Committee.  

Hazan earned both a master’s degree in public health and an MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Toronto in Canada.  Additionally, he completed the International Food Law Certificate Program at Michigan State University.

NSF International President and CEO Kevan P. Lawlor said,“We are very pleased that Stan is being recognized by his peers for his work with AFDO. Stan has and will continue to play a leading role on AFDO’s Associates Committee and the Laws and Regulations Committee helping to protect and advance public health.”

Last year’s AFDO Associate Member Award recipient Michael Roberson (Publix Super Markets’ Director of Corporate Quality Assurance) while presenting the award said, “Stan Hazan has been a valuable Associate Member who has shared his experience in public health and third-party certification of food safety and has helped move AFDO forward.”

AFDO’s Harvey W. Wiley Award, which was presented to Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of the International Food Protection Training Institute, at the same awards ceremony, recognizes outstanding service and devotion to the administration of U.S. food, drug and consumer protection laws. 

NSF International and the International Food Protection Training Institute, a 2011 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award recipient, have worked together to advance food safety education efforts on a global scale.  

“We congratulate Gerald Wojtala for earning the very prestigious 2012 Harvey W. Wiley Award,” said Hazan. “In such a short time, Jerry has done a marvelous job of building the most advanced food safety training center in the world and the work of the International Food Protection Training Institute will be critical in addressing the safety of the global food supply.”

For more information about NSF International’s public health services, contact Greta Houlahan at 734-913-5723 or or visit NSF International’s website.

To view the Association of Food & Drug Officials’ news release, visit AFDO’s website.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (  Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

Additional NSF services include Education and Training, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification, organic certification provided by QAI (Quality Assurance International) and management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).

CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
NSF International
Phone: 734-913-5723