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Dining Elevated Nominated for NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

Much to our ecstatic dismay, Dining Elevated was nominated in March of this year for the 2018 NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award! We narrowly missed out on the top spot (and when I say narrowly, I mean it was probably by a mile) to a titan in the food safety industry, Dr. Hal King. We were incredibly honored to be considered for this prestigious recognition, standing shoulder to shoulder with such a significant figure.

Throughout his 25+ year career, Dr. King has investigated foodborne illnesses and other diseases, performed funded research on causation of diseases, worked to prevent adulteration of foods, and designed and implemented preventative controls for food safety hazards in the food industry.

He created the EmergiProtect app, which is a proprietary hand hygiene model to help retail and other foodservice ensure emergency food safety management. He also authored the books Food Safety Management: Implementing a Food Safety Program in a Food Retail Business and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls Improving Food Safety in Human Food Manufacturing for Food Business.

So while we did not win, we can only feel grateful to know about his amazing work now!

NSF International is an independent, global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 175 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

We are so proud to be part of the NSF International family!

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