2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Excellence Award

2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Excellence Award


This award recognizes a company or designated site or facility with a proven commitment to food safety and quality excellence.

Eligible companies include Canadian food and beverage manufacturers, food retailers, food-service companies, food producers (on-farm), food repackers, food distributors, and packaging converters and manufacturers. This award may be presented to a corporate entity, or a designed facility of the company (Canadian facilities of international companies are eligible).

Download a copy of the application criteria for the 2018 NSF Canadian Food Safety Excellence 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 why you should be recognized for excellence in food safety. Look beyond being certified to a food safety and quality management scheme and showcase what sets you apart from other organizations. Max 500 words.
  3. Explain (and provide examples of) how you build the food safety culture in your organization. Max 500 words.

Items to Consider in Your Application

  • Internal food safety metrics demonstrating food safety improvements from year to year
  • Evidence showing how data is gathered and used to drive improvements from year to year
  • Examples/evidence of investments in your food safety and quality management programs
  • Examples of outreach including industry and/or community involvement, and participation to improve food safety practices
  • Supply chain metrics and demonstration of risk-based food safety management approaches and continuous improvement
  • Metrics to show how requirements of vendors are being met. This may include goals and progress against these goals.
  • Evidence of how vendors/suppliers are evaluated for risk
  • Marketplace results (recalls, complaints, etc.)
  • Results of third-party food safety audits and evidence of regulatory compliance
  • Examples of how the organization is working on food safety culture. How it is being tracked or measured?
  • Demonstration of how your organization effectively communicates your food safety vision and strategy
  • Evidence that senior management is committed and engaged to promoting a food safety culture and environment by providing resources and organizational structure
  • Examples showing how staff / senior management are recognized for food safety efforts including incentive payouts, employee performance, etc.

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions regarding the awards at awards@nsf.org.