Seven associations were recognized for more than 10 years of participation and $2.5 million in cumulative contributions to the nonprofit US Partnership for Food Safety Education at the 2010 Food Safety Education Conference.
The associations honored are the American Egg Board (AEB), American Dietetic Association (ADA), Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation, National Chicken Council (NCC), National Pork Board (NPB), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and Produce Marketing Association (PMA).
The Partnership works closely to develop and disseminate campaigns with its contributing partners and federal liaisons at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In a statement before food safety educators from across the country, Shelley Feist, executive director of the Partnership noted the “exceptional, long-term commitment and investment in preventive health education” made by the food industry associations. AEB, FMI, NCC and PMA have participated consistently as contributing partners in each of the 14 years since the Partnership was founded in 1997.