Allied Trades Food Safety Award, Winner
Sani Marc Group
Keith Warriner, Microbiologist and Selection Committee member states: "Sani Marc Group have made a significant contribution to food safety through innovations in sanitation. They have demonstrated an active R&D program and are serving major companies with high standards."
Allied Trades Food Safety Award, Finalist
Axiom Millwrighting & Fabrication Inc.
Food Safety Excellence, Winner
Skilcor Foods Inc.
According to Paul Medeiros, NSF-GFTC Director, Consulting Services : "The numerous examples of cross functional and management engagement from daily operational meetings to regular senior management reviews indicate that the entire organization works to keep their finger on the pulse of their food safety program."
"Winning the inaugural Food Safety Excellence Award was a wonderful boost for Skilcor as we headed into the busiest time of our year. The excitement generated amongst the employees was remarkable. The entire process has helped us re-enforce the high level of expectation we have from all employees as far as food safety is concerned. Winning cemented their commitment to our Food Safety culture. Our customers saw the award as a confirmation of our active engagement with their food safety and quality systems which further strengthened their confidence in Skilcor as a leader in the industry and in our dedication to food safety." - Skilcor Foods Inc.
Food Safety Excellence, Finalist
Weston Bakeries – Amherst, NS plant
Food Safety Leadership, Winner
The Leadership selection sub-committee was impressed with how Marilyn inserts herself in regulatory and industry committees in order to ensure the allergen voice is heard...and that voice is resounding.
"As an advocate for the 2.5 million Canadian who have food allergies I was enormously honoured to be selected as the first recipient of the 2013 NSF-GFTC Leadership in Food Safety award. To be chosen by a committee of highly respected food industry leaders and honoured by an organization that is dedicated to providing food safety education and accreditation is humbling. However, it is import to share this honor with my colleagues at Anaphylaxis Canada and to acknowledge NSF-GFTC, Health Canada, CFIA and the food industry for their partnership in this important food safety initiative." - Marilyn Allen