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Announcing the 2017 SQFI Quality Achievement Award Winners

November 14, 2017

Arlington, VA– The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) recently announced the SQFI Quality Achievement Awards at their 2017 International Conference in Dallas, Texas.  These awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to and improve the SQFI program’s global mission to provide a rigorous and credible food safety management system. Finalists in each category were honored and recognized during the conference.

“Producing safe food from farm to fork is a top priority for all food retailers and manufacturers,” said Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President of SQFI. “This year’s winners of our Quality Achievement Awards demonstrate how SQF Certification goes beyond a simple food safety audit to inspire a comprehensive food safety system with checks and balances along our global supply chain.”

SQFI Auditor of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance as a credentialed SQF Auditor.

  • Rocio Salgado, Certification Manager, AIB International

SQFI Practitioner of the Year

This award is given to an SQF Practitioner or an Individual within an SQF Certified facility or company, who has demonstrated accomplishments in driving continuous growth and has taken their facility or company above and beyond the SQF Program.

  • John Novak, President, Sokol & Company

SQFI Distinguished Service Award

This award is given to an individual who has freely shared his/her time and expertise throughout the industry in the areas of food safety.

  • Eva Lauve, Scheduling and Food Safety Manager, Stemilt Growers, Inc.

Congratulations again to all the winners!  You have gone beyond above-and-beyond portraying extraordinary understanding and commitment to global food safety and the SQF program!