Food Safety Leadership Award

This award is presented to an individual who drives food safety excellence within a company or within the industry in general, and inspires others through their passion and actions.

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Eligible candidates may be nominated by someone within their organization, by an external person or organization, or be self-nominated. Individuals from industry, government and academia are all eligible.


The application for this award is divided into the following sections (scoring for each section is also included):

  • Section # 1: Promoting Excellence in Food Safety Behaviour and Culture of their Organization or the Food and Beverage Industry (50%)
  • Section # 2: Active Engagement in Food Safety Outreach (35%)
  • Section # 4: Commitment to On-going Professional Growth in the Area of Food Safety and/or Leadership (15%)
  • Senior Manager Attestation (required in order for submission to be accepted for review)

To review a sample template application, click here. 

Submission Requirements

All submissions are to be completed using the online tool once the application period commences. All submissions are required to provide a minimum of the following in order to be considered for an award.

The application requires a written summary (500 word maximum) demonstrating accomplishment in each section listed above (weighted scoring provided for each section). Supporting documentation (up to 10 files per section – word, excel, pdf, jpeg etc.) may be attached as evidence to the written summary – supporting documentation is critical in the evaluation process.

General items to consider for the written summary and supporting documentation of each section include:

  • Result (What were/are the results of the contribution?)
  • Impact (What areas were affected by this change?)
  • Effectiveness (How well did the contribution work?)
  • Types of supporting documentation include (but not limited to) audit report cover page, photos, testimonials, letters of support, company policies, documents, records, forms, meeting minutes etc.)


Applicants will receive an email notifying them that their submission was received by NSF-GFTC within 48 hours of submission, along with a copy of their completed submission.

For questions regarding the awards and submissions, please contact Scott Arnald at 519-821-1246 ext. 6402 or email

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