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NSF International announces 2017 Canadian Food Safety Recognition Award winners

Awards presented annually to Canadian food and beverage companies and individuals making contributions to food safety.

March 8, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

GUELPH, Ont.—Global public health organization NSF International has announced the winners of the 2017 Food Safety Recognition Awards.

These awards recognize Canadian food and beverage companies and individuals that have made great contributions to food safety, whether it is by leading food safety excellence within an organization, contributing to advances in food safety science or engaging in food safety public education and action.

This year’s winners are:

  • Food Safety Leadership Award – Angela Bernoski, director of quality assurance and food safety, Piller’s Fine Foods, Waterloo, Ont.;

  • Food Safety Excellence AwardThe Original Cakerie, London, Ont.;

  • Allied Trades Food Safety AwardTrainCan, Toronto.

“There are many food safety success stories in Canada and we created these awards as a mechanism for sharing and celebrating those successes,” says Paul Medeiros, managing director of NSF International’s Consulting and Technical Services in North America. “The NSF International Canadian Food Safety Recognition awards recognize and encourage excellence and innovation in management practices, leadership, processes and technologies that advance food safety in Canada.”

Each year, an independent panel of food safety experts from academia, industry and the regulatory community reviews nominations from across Canada to select the recipients. Nominations are evaluated on the basis of excellence and leadership in the advancement of food safety.

NSF International will honor the award winners later this year at a ceremony on November 9, 2017, during the State of the Industry flagship event at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ont.

To learn more about the awards criteria and view this year’s winners, visit NSF International’s website – HERE.

About NSF International:
NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and 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 International’s global food services provide expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, including agriculture, animal feed and welfare, produce, processing, distribution, seafood, quality management software, retail and restaurants. NSF International’s food services in Canada include food safety and quality consulting, auditing and certification, training, quality and technical services, and innovative solutions for the food and beverage industry to help leading processors and manufacturers improve their people, process and products.

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