Deadline: 15 March 2019
Applicants are invited to apply for Samuel Crumbine Award for its Excellence in Food Protection that is a prestigious award given annually to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to their communities.
The purpose of the award is to encourage innovative programs and methods that reduce or eliminate the occurrence of foodborne illnesses, recognize the importance of food protection at the local level and stimulate public interest in foodservice sanitation. Often, winning programs offer “best practices” that may be used by others to advance their own food protection programs.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine (1862 – 1954), a sanitarian-physician and public health pioneer who was renowned for his innovative methods of improving public health protection. The Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award was established in his honor in 1954 and was first awarded in 1955.
- Only local government organizations with the responsibility for food protection in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for the award. These are understood to be departments or agencies that have the legal responsibility to protect the health of consumers in a county, district, city, town, township or like jurisdiction. Furthermore…
- The U.S. Uniformed Services and U.S. Indian Health Service area programs are invited to apply, if they conduct a local food program.
- State, provincial, institutional, industry and private programs are not eligible.
- All local environmental health jurisdictions are encouraged to apply, regardless of size and resources.
- Past award winners may apply five years after winning the award.
The basic criteria of an award-winning program are:
- Sustained excellence over the preceding four to six years, as documented by specific outcomes and achievements, and evidenced by continual improvements in the basic components of a comprehensive program;
- Demonstrated improvements in planning, managing and evaluating a comprehensive program;
- Innovative and effective use of program methods and problem solving to identify and reduce risk factors that are known to cause foodborne illness; and
- Providing targeted outreach; forming partnerships; and participating in forums that foster communication and information exchange among the regulators, industry and consumer representatives.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via given website.
Eligible Countries: United States and Canada
For more information, please visit http://www.crumbineaward.com/