Food Quality & Safety Award

The Annual Food Quality & Safety Award

Annual Food Quality AwardPresented by Food Quality & Safety magazine, the award honors the dedication and achievement of a Quality Assurance/Quality Control team that has made exceptional contributions to food safety and consumer satisfaction with a positive impact on business results.

We are now accepting applications for the 15th annual Award that will be bestowed to the winning company in 2016.


Who should enter?

Any food processor, food service, or food retailer. It is not for vendors or consultants to the food industry.

How do I enter?

Applications for the 15th annual Award are now available, CLICK HERE to fill out quick application form. Finalists will be notified early 2016 and will be invited to submit a more comprehensive entry. A panel of judges will evaluate each finalist’s comprehensive entry.  

What do I get if my company is selected as the winner?

You will receive a beautiful custom designed award to display in your company that will be presented to you during an industry conference (WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT). We will also write an article about your company in Food Quality & Safety magazine. The award winner will join a growing list of prestigious companies that include such award winners as Backyard Farms, Hans Kissel, Mastronardi Produce, Michigan Turkey Producers, Fieldale Farms Further Processing, West Liberty Foods, and Hormel.

What additional information do you want in the comprehensive entry?

You need to provide details that back up your answer to the preliminary questions. For example: Question 1. In the last 12 months, has your company’s management made a financial investment in new technology that will improve the safety and/or quality of your products? In the preliminary questionnaire you answered, Yes or No. In the Comprehensive entry you need to detail your company’s financial investment in new technology that will improve the safety and/or quality of your products. You need to follow this pattern for every question on the preliminary survey. To see an example of a past entry, click here (MS Word doc, 7.2MB)


The 14th annual Food Quality & Safety Award was bestowed upon US Foods. Members of the team received the Award during a ceremony in July 2015 at IAFP in Portland, Oregon.