New for 2024: Food Quality & Safety Now Offers Two Annual Awards!
The longstanding Annual FQ&S Award honors processors, food service and retailers, and agricultural organizations that have made exceptional contributions to uphold the highest food standards.
In 2024, the new FQ&S Analytical Innovation Award will honor the contributions of the food industry’s testing suppliers—the teams and organizations that service the food industry’s testing needs in microbiology and chemistry by developing and supplying innovative solutions.
The 2024 FQ&S Analytical Innovation Award Contest Is Now Open!
Do you provide third party food safety services to the food industry? Have you recently (in the last year or so) developed a product or an innovative solution in microbiology or chemistry for the food sector? Are you a testing component supplier or analytical equipment manufacturer? If so, be sure to apply for the NEW Food Quality & Safety Analytical Innovation Award.
In recognition of the contributions that the food safety services sector has made to the safety of food globally, Food Quality & Safety announces the first-ever award specifically for suppliers to the food industry. The award will honor the achievement and innovation of a company or team that has made an exceptional contribution to food safety testing.
The award application process will recognize entries in two categories:
- Microbiology Testing
- Chemistry Testing
Winners will be selected by a jury of industry experts, which will include members of the FQ&S editorial advisory panel and its industry editors. Winners will be announced in early 2024.
Analytical Innovation Award FAQs
Who should enter?
Any vendor or supplier of food safety products, including testing materials, equipment, laboratory equipment, or instruments and components, should enter this award competition. Companies from around the world are welcome to enter. Manufacturers of simplified test kits, faster media, or enhanced physical hazard detection are examples of eligible participants. In short, if your product is used to improve product safety in a food production setting, you should enter.
How do I enter?
Please answer a few questions in this survey to enter your company into the competition. Please complete the survey by January 15, 2024. If your company is chosen as a finalist, we will notify you in January 2024, and you will be able to submit an image of your product for the judging portion of the contest.
What do I get if my company is chosen as a winner?
Each winner will receive a beautiful custom-designed awards to display at your company. We will also write a profile article about your company in Food Quality & Safety magazine.
Presented by Food Quality & Safety, this 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.
Who should enter this contest?
Any food processor, food service, food retailer, or agricultural organization. It is not for vendors/suppliers or consultants to the food industry. Companies from around the world are welcome to enter.
How do I enter?
Please answer a few brief questions in our annual survey to enter your company into the competition.
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 will need to detail, including tangible proof, 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).
The comprehensive submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, which consists of members of the Food Quality & Safety Editorial Advisory Panel and its industry editor.
What do I get if my company is selected as the winner?
You will receive a custom-designed award to display at your company. We will also write a profile article about your company in Food Quality & Safety magazine. You 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, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited, Endangered Species Chocolate, Sargento Foods, and more.
What if I have questions?
Contact Samara E. Kuehne, editor, at [email protected] with any questions.