The Annual Food Quality & Safety Award

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

This year’s 13th annual Food Quality & Safety Award was bestowed upon tomato growers Backyard Farms of Madison, Maine. Members of the team received the Award at a special ceremony on April 9, 2014 during the annual Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, Md.

Stay tuned for information on how to enter for next year’s Award!


Who should enter?

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

How do I enter?

Fill out the short preliminary Food Quality & Safety Award Survey that will soon be available via this page. The finalists will be notified 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. We will write an article about you and your company in Food Quality & Safety magazine and join a growing list of companies that includes Hans Kissel, Mastronardi Produce, Michigan Turkey Producers, Fieldale Farms Further Processing, West Liberty Foods, Hormel, Sysco, Beef Products, Inc. Lastly, you will be honored at the prestigious Food Quality & Safety Award ceremony at the annual Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, Md. WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT.

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)



Taylor Farms of Salinas, Calif., was last year’s winner of the Award. Click here to read about how their contributions helped them land this top industry honor.




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