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July 18, 2014

Contact: Joe Corby, 518-860-2838,

International Honor for Exemplary Success and Leadership in Food Safety 

Denver, Colorado, (July 16, 2014) – Ronald S. Klein was awarded the Harvey W. Wiley Award at the 118th AFDO Annual Educational Conference on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

The Harvey W. Wiley Award is AFDO's most prestigious award. It is presented to a regular or honorary member for exceptional service to the state or nation in the performance of duties and responsibilities in the administration and enforcement of food and drug Law and/or consumer protection laws and demonstrated promotion of the objectives of the Association.

The award recipient is determined by the Wiley Award Subcommittee which consists of past winners of this award and is chaired by the most recent recipient.

Mr. Klein retired from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in 2011 as Program Manager of the Food Safety and Sanitation Program. In 2010, he also served as Acting Chief of the Alaska State Environmental Health Laboratory. Mr. Klein served two-terms as President of the Association of Food and Drug Officials and on the Board of Directors of the Western Association of Food and Drug Officials. He was active with the Food and Drug Administration’s Partnership for Food Protection Coordinating Committee and served on the Conference for Food Protection’s Council 2 and committees.

Mr. Klein’s post-retirement activities include serving as AFDO Program Director where his responsibilities include managing the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Alliance and AFDO’s FDA Cooperative Agreements; Adjunct Instructor for the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness; Adjunct Lecturer for the Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training; and a subject matter expert for the development of the International Food Protection Training Institute’s Integrated Food Safety System course and Toolkit.

He earned an M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Environmental Quality Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

About Association of Food and Drug Officials

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), established in 1896, successfully fosters uniformity in the adoption and enforcement of science-based food, drug, medical devices, cosmetics and product safety laws, rules, and regulations.  AFDO and its six Regional Affiliates provide the mechanism and the forum where regional, national and international issues are deliberated and resolved to uniformly provide the best public health and consumer protection in the most expeditious and cost effective manner.

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