2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Allied Trade Award

2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Allied Trade Award


This award recognizes a Canadian organization whose innovative products or services have helped the food industry achieve greater levels of food safety.

Eligible companies include those that support the food and beverage industry in achieving food safety goals (example: sanitation, pest control, contractors, millwrights, consultants, etc.). Eligible companies must be located in Canada. Canadian divisions of international companies are eligible if the Canadian office is directly involved with the food safety products and services of the company, and impacts the Canadian food and beverage industry.

Download a copy of the application criteria for the 2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Allied Trade Award.

How to Apply

Responses will be accepted May 1 to June 30, 2018 through the online application portal.

Applicants are required to provide a response to the three sections below. In addition to the written summary, applicants are encouraged to upload supporting documents as evidence to support their response.

  1. Tell us briefly about your organization. Max 300 words.
  2. Explain how your products and/or services lead to food safety improvements for the industry. Max 500 words.
  3. Explain how your organization engages with the broader food industry and other key industry stakeholders to support and or advance food safety (e.g. government, academia). Max 500 words.

Items to Consider in Your Application

  • Documented evidence of how your product or service helped your customer achieve food safety standards
  • Evidence demonstrating the uniqueness of the technologies and effectiveness in supporting food safety
  • Evidence, metrics and documentation demonstrating superior customer service, reliability (including survey results), testimonials, endorsements, etc.
  • Evidence of employee training and qualifications, and management system elements in use for internal continuous improvement (certifications to ISO 9000, SQF, etc.)
  • Examples demonstrating the use of research, lab studies, expert consultation, literature reviews, etc. in development of service, product, practices or technology
  • Evidence of independent validation of the effectiveness of the products, practices and services
  • Evidence demonstrating how your organization engages the government, regulators and industry to promote and improve food safety. This includes participation on committees, task forces, associations, industry groups, etc.
  • Evidence demonstrating food safety support for the food industry through active participation at conferences, communication activities and general education

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions regarding the 2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Awards at awards@nsf.org.