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Schreiber Foods Receives IDFA’s Food Safety Award

Jan. 24, 2023
Helped develop fermentation risk assessments for yogurt and cream cheese, reducing mold on cheese and rapid pathogen testing for a number of dairy products.
Schreiber Foods’ food safety team received the International Dairy Foods Assn.’s (IDFA) 2023 Food Safety Leadership Award during IDFA’s Dairy Forum today (Jan 24) Staci Richardson, vice president of enterprise quality and food safety at Schreiber, accepted the award on behalf of her team members.

The award, now in its seventh year, honors an individual, group or organization for demonstrating outstanding leadership directed at enhancing food safety within the dairy products industry.

“Their contributions have helped the industry develop fermentation risk assessments for yogurt and cream cheese, understand how to better reduce mold on cheese, develop rapid pathogen testing for a number of products and processes, and much more,” John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, said of the cheese and dairy products company.

Previous recipients of the award are Jeremy Travis, Vice President of Quality & Technical Services for Hilmar Cheese Co. (2022); Dairy Farmers of America (2021); Edith Wilkin, Staff Vice President and Fellow, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance, for Leprino Foods (2020); The Ice Cream Club Inc. (2019); Brian Kraus, Director of Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Wells Enterprises (2018); and the Cornell University Dairy Foods Extension team (2017).

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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