Deirdre Schlunegger, CEO of STOP Foodborne Illness
Food Safety Culture Club

Time to Reflect and Honor Food Safety Heroes

By Deirdre Schlunegger
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Deirdre Schlunegger, CEO of STOP Foodborne Illness

This year’s heroes have positively affected our food safety system.

Robert Tauxe, CDC
CDC’s Robert Tauxe will be honored by STOP Foodborne Illness at a fundraiser during the 2016 Food Safety Consortium.

STOP Foodborne Illness is honored again this year to be given the opportunity by Food Safety Tech to hold a fundraising event at the Food Safety Consortium on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in Schaumburg, Illinois (Chicago area). We are honoring Robert Tauxe, M.D., MPH, deputy director of the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases with the Advancing Science for Food Safety Award; Scott Horsfall, representing The California Leafy Green Marketing Association with the Food Safety Training Award; and Jeff Almer, whose mother died from foodborne illness for the Food Safety Hero award. We will have a silent auction, music and food. This is a time to pause and thank those who have positively influenced our food safety system and we hope you will join us.

STOP Foodborne Illness is a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens.

  • Advocating for sound public policy
  • Building public awareness
  • Assisting those impacted by foodborne illness
Scott Horsfall Dan Sutton Jeff Almer
Scott Horsfall Dan Sutton Jeff Almer

Last year’s Food Safety Heroes were Nancy Donley, former spokesperson for Safe Tables Our Priority and STOP Foodborne Illness and Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart.

FDA’s Michael Taylor Joins in Honoring Food Safety Heroes



  1. Alphajour Ahmed Bah III

    I am very much interested in joining the organization and contributing to such a worth and significant cause in any way I can including Volunteering, Coaching, and Mentoring.
    Loaning my expertise to the organization. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

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