2024 SQF Excellence Awards

The SQF Excellence Awards celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of SQF auditors and practitioners. These awards recognize individuals for their outstanding performance and contributions to furthering the mission of the SQF program and promoting food safety. 

Congratulations to Brad Rush and Robert Clark for winning the 2024 SQF Excellence Awards! Thank you for representing the pinnacle of food safety professionals and for continuing to inspire and motivate the next generation of food safety leaders. 

To learn more information about Brad Rush, Robert Clark, and the SQF Excellence Awards, read our press release about the award winners.


2024 SQF Excellence Awards Winners

Brad Rush

EAGLE Certification Group

Excellence in SQF Auditing Winner

Brad Rush stands as a gold standard in auditing within the SQF program, embodying a rare blend of specialized knowledge, unwavering dedication, and genuine passion for fostering industry-wide advancement. With a career marked by consistently high performance and a steadfast commitment to ongoing training and mentorship, Brad Rush's impact on the field of food safety auditing is profound and far-reaching. Beyond his remarkable auditing skills, Brad excels at mentorship. His genuine desire to cultivate the talents of emerging auditors is evident in his patient guidance and unwavering support. For Brad, each audit represents not only a professional responsibility but also an opportunity for personal and professional enrichment.  

Robert Clark

Vital Farms

Excellence in SQF Practitioner Leadership Winner

Robert Clark is regarded as a cornerstone of excellence in food safety and quality assurance at Egg Central Station (ECS), Vital Farm's premier egg washing and packing facility. As the Quality Assurance Manager, he leads a dedicated team of 21 FSQA professionals, overseeing the stringent adherence to SQF standards and ensuring the delivery of top-notch products sourced from over 300 family farms. Robert is truly a trailblazer for food safety culture and it is evident to everybody who has the joy of working with and for him. His colleagues joke that being a teacher is his true calling because his greatest skill sets lie in being able to teach food safety processes clearly and concisely to anyone with varying degrees of understanding of food safety.

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