Since its creation in 2004, the NSF Food Safety Leadership Award has become a coveted achievement for many in the industry. This prestigious award provides recognition to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated leadership in the food safety industry.

The 2014 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award winners were honored with an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the 2014 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD:

2014 NSF Food Safety Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award:
William Keene, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Acute & Communicable Disease Prevention, Oregon Public Health Division (posthumous, accepted by William Marler)

2014 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards for Training and Education:
Jason Bashura, MPH, RS, Senior Food Defense Analyst, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Brian Nummer, Ph.D., Extension Food Safety Specialist, Utah State University

Each winner received a specially designed award that represents the recipient’s commitment to make long-lasting impacts on food safety. The awards are presented on the main stage at the Food Safety Summit, immediately preceding the keynote address.

Since our founding in 1944, NSF International has collaborated with educators, regulators and industries on food safety and other important public health issues. As part of our ongoing commitment to developing comprehensive food safety programs, NSF International continues to be uniquely positioned to present a program designed to recognize exemplary leadership in food safety.

By submitting a nomination form for the award, the nominee agrees to attend the awards presentation event in Baltimore, MD. NSF International is not responsible for the cost of transport, lodging or meals to attend the event.