Presented by Food Quality & Safety magazine, the Award honors the dedication and achievement of a food safety and/or quality assurance team that has made exceptional contributions to uphold the highest food standards supported by quantifiable results.
The 2019 competition is now closed. Finalists will be contacted at the end of March. Winner will be announced in late June.
Who should enter?
Any food processor, food service, food retailer, or agricultural organization. It is not for vendors or consultants to the food industry.
How do I enter?
The 2019 competition is now closed. Finalists will be contacted at the end of March 2019. The winner will be announced late June. The 2020 contest will open in fall of 2019.
What if my company is chosen as a finalist? What additional information do you want in the comprehensive entry?
If your company is contacted as a finalist, you will be asked to fill out a comprehensive entry form. 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 invested in new technologies to 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, including proof of, your company’s investment in new technology. 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)
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. We will also write a profile article about your company in Food Quality & Safety magazine. The 2018 Award winner will join a growing list of prestigious companies that include such winners as US Foods, Backyard Farms, Mastronardi Produce, Michigan Turkey Producers, Fieldale Farms, West Liberty Foods, Hormel, and more.