NSF-GFTC is recognizing companies and individuals who are helping to advance food safety and quality.
Winners have been selected for the 2016 Canada Food Safety Recognition Awards from NSF-GFTC, part of NSF International’s Global Food Division. NSF-GFTC presented the winners with their awards at the Canadian Food Safety Forum at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
NSF-GFTC established the awards program to recognize Canadian food and beverage companies, and individuals, who are helping to advance food safety and quality. The submissions were diverse, country-wide and represented various areas within the food industry. To select the winners in each of the three categories, NSF-GFTC assembled a diverse group of food and beverage industry leaders.
Winners of the 2016 NSF-GFTC Canada Food Safety Recognition Awards are:
- Food Safety Leadership Award: Tom Graham, Director, National Inspection Division, Operations Policy & Systems Directorate, Operations Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Ontario
- Food Safety Excellence Award: Malabar Super Spice, Burlington, Ontario
- Allied Trades Food Safety Award: Abell Pest Control, Canada-wide
The finalists (runners up) in the awards are:
- Food Safety Excellence Award: D. Smith, Winona, Ontario
- Allied Trades Food Safety Award: Holland Marsh Growers’ Association, Bradford, Ontario
“There are many food safety success stories in Canada and our awards are a mechanism to share and celebrate those successes. The safety and quality of the global food supply is important. This is why NSF International recognizes these leaders and companies who are in the forefront of innovation and continuous improvement, excellent food safety performance and for embracing a food safety culture,” said Paul Medeiros, managing director, Consulting and Technical Services at NSF-GFTC.