BRCGS' Food Safety (Americas) Awards were announced as part of the organization's annual Food Safety Americas conference held on May 21-22, 2019 in Coronado Bay, California, USA. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who are committed to developing the BRCGS certification scheme and the wider food safety industry in the Americas markets.
Award categories and winners
Approved Training Partner and Consultant of the Year
Evan D. Rosen, Director, Global Quality – Systems & Governance at Tate & Lyle
BRCGS Auditor of the Year – Individual
Nadia Narine, Owner-Auditor, Consultant, Trainer at Lumar Food Safety Services Ltd
BRCGS Certificated Site of the Year
BRCGS Social Media Star Award
Luis Saucedo, Director, Trust Guardians
BRCGS Social Media Star Award
Alma Delia Hernández, Certification Manager at AIB International Certification Services
Mark Proctor, CEO of BRCGS, said: 'The BRCGS Food Safety (Americas) Awards Program is committed to recognizing individuals and corporations who strive for excellence in food safety standards. BRCGS' vision is to be the global leader of supply chain brand protection solutions and partnering with these highly talented individuals and corporations will help us achieve our vision.'
Evan D. Rosen, Director, Global Quality – Systems & Governance at Tate & Lyle, said: 'Empowering food industry professionals through knowledge and making a positive impact is very rewarding. It is humbling and an honor to be recognized by the BRCGS Americas community for something I am passionate about.'
Nadia Narine, Owner-Auditor, Consultant, Trainer at Lumar Food Safety Services Ltd, said: 'I am pleased and humbled to accept this award and to join the past recipients in this honor. Receiving the 2017 Approved Training Partner and Consultant of the Year award was truly an honor. But to be recognized two years later at the Food Safety Americas conference in San Diego as the recipient of the 2019 BRCGS Auditor of the Year award was, to say the least, a pleasant surprise. I am so honored to receive this award. Thanks to the judging panel for selecting me as the winner, and to all the sites I have audited over the years.'
Saied Rad, Quality Assurance at FGF Brands, said: 'What an accomplishment! To be recognized among North America's food manufacturing sites by the most valuable GFSI scheme is definitely an honor! Dedication, hard work, and the right mindset does pay off!'
Alma Delia Hernández, Certification Manager at AIB International Certification Services, said: 'It is very satisfying to receive this recognition at Food Safety Americas 2019. Thank you very much for rewarding my efforts and motivating me to continue sharing the #LAIC (Legalidad, Autenticidad, Inocuidad, Calidad; for its acronym in Spanish). Now I feel much more committed to continue teaching the courses of BRCGS around the world and extending the Food Safety and Quality Culture.'
Luis Saucedo, Director of Trust Guardians, said: 'It's an honor to be recognized by BRCGS for my passion to demonstrate that it is more like the best Global Standard. It is a great organization where certification bodies, third party auditors and Approved Training Partners make the difference. We are like a big global enthusiastic and professional family. I'm the one that loves to take the pictures and selfies of us to share on social media!'
Notes to Editors
At BRCGS, we champion the highest quality. Improving trust in supply chains, through rigorous application of our Standards, we deliver products and services with global relevance and industry expertise. BRCGS is the trusted validation that strengthens Brand, Reputation through Compliance.
Julian Quigley – Julian.Quigley@lgcgroup.com