Arlington, Virginia – The Frozen Food Foundation, in conjunction with the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), presented Dr. Jeff Farber, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph, with the Thirteenth Annual Freezing Research Award from the Frozen Food Foundation. Dr. Farber has a long career dedicated to food safety and public health policy. Among his contributions, Dr. Farber recently led the American Frozen Food Institute’s International Panel of Experts on Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) science and policy, which published a peer-reviewed white paper to help inform alternative approaches to managing the risk of lm in low-risk foods, including frozen foods.
The award, which recognizes individuals or organizations whose research contributes to the continuous improvement of food quality and safety through freezing, was presented to Dr. Farber at the 2022 IAFP Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the August 3 Awards Reception and Banquet. The IAFP has long given awards to members of the research community for their work to improve food security. The Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award is the only award presented at the IAFP Annual Meeting specifically for research related to frozen foods.
“The Frozen Food Foundation is pleased to recognize Dr. Farber’s public health and academic career, his contributions to food safety research, and the significant impact of his work,” said Dr. Sanjay Gummalla, Executive Director of the Frozen Food Foundation. “Dr. Farber has been instrumental in advancing a scientific understanding of lm risk assessment and management for frozen foods that can be used in food safety programs and policies. »
Dr. Farber previously served as a Full Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, where he served as Director of the Canadian Food Safety Research Institute. Previously, he was Director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards in the Food Directorate of Health Canada. Dr. Farber is a Past President of the IAFP and has over 35 years of experience in the field of food safety. He holds a doctorate. in Food Microbiology and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology, all from McGill University.
About the Frozen Food Foundation
The Frozen Food Foundation exists to foster scientific research, public awareness, and industry education regarding the nutritional, safety, and societal attributes of frozen foods for the benefit of the common good. The Frozen Food Foundation is affiliated with the American Frozen Food Institute.
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