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    NSF Calls for Food Safety Leadership Awards

    Annual awards program recognizes outstanding leadership in food safety

    NSF International is calling for nominations for the 2011 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Now in its eighth year, this program recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding food safety leadership in the food industry.

    Nominated participants will be recognized in one of eight categories: education, training, equipment design, packaging innovation, product development, research advances, system improvement and technology breakthroughs. Nominations for a special lifetime achievement award are also being accepted. The program guidelines are available on NSF's Web site.

    Foodservice operators, food and equipment manufacturers, researchers, regulators and members of academia, are encouraged to submit nominations.

    The 2011 FSLA award recipients will be announced on Tues., April 19, 2011, during the opening keynote address at the Food Safety Summit at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. This will be the fourth year the awards are presented at the Food Safety Summit, a conference focused entirely on food safety, complementing the overarching goal of the awards program.

    Nomination information is available on NSF's website or by calling Cristin Colling at 800.NSF.MARK ext. 5627 or 734.827.5627. Nominations must be received by February 1, 2011. Nominators can also submit their forms online or by mail to:
    Ms. Cristin Colling
    Marketing Manager
    NSF International
    P.O. Box 130140
    Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140, USA
    [email protected]

    An independent panel of food safety experts will select the winners. Nominations will be evaluated based on creativity, innovation, design, contribution to the advancement of food safety and overall quality of contributions made.

    NSF International: NSF International, an independent not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). With more than 65 years of experience in food safety inspection, certification and auditing, NSF International is a leader in the food safety industry -- working with consumers, companies and governmental agencies.

    NSF Food Safety Programs offer a total food safety solution to growers, processors, distributors, retailers and food-service operators, as well as food equipment and beverage manufacturers. NSF services include training and education, certification to Global Food Safety Standards (e.g. SQF, BRC, GlobalGAP, FSSC, etc), auditing and registration services such as ISO 22000. NSF was the first certifier in North America to obtain ANSI (American National Standards Institute) accreditation to both BRC and SQF.

    Additional NSF services include Education and Training, safety audits for the water industries, dietary and nutritional supplement certification and management systems registrations (e.g., ISO 14001) delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd.

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