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Established in 2010, the Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award is given to recognize outstanding achievements made by food safety programs within State Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resource Agencies, Public Health Departments or Environmental Conservation Departments in the United States or Canada. The award will go to the program that best showcases improvement, innovation or sustained high performance within a food safety program. Provide a detailed description of your comprehensive program within the past 5 years. Program elements should assess proficiency in strategic planning, managing and evaluating continuous improvement.
One key measuring criteria should be: identify progress to conformance toward and integration of food safety regulatory program standards into your agency.
Identify any challenges that the program sought to improve in the period selected, including the rationale used in setting priorities. Describe how the actions taken can be used or duplicated by other programs.
A food safety program could include responsibility for: food safety, food protection, and food defense or food sanitation.
Qualifications for nominees
Criteria for nominations
The nomination package must include:
Supporting documentation covering the above criteria should be submitted with a nomination form and letters of support. Nominations must be submitted to the AFDO Awards Committee Chair by April 1st and will be reviewed by the Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award Committee. Self-assessments for programs standards may be used to demonstrate progress.