November 18, 2015 FDA’s Michael Taylor Joins in Honoring Food Safety Heroes By Food Safety Tech Staff No Comments Last night’s fundraising event at the Food Safety Consortium honored food safety advocates. Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleEmail Last night at the Food Safety Consortium, STOP Foodborne Illness held a fundraiser to honor those who have dedicated their careers to raising awareness of foodborne illness and promoting a food safety culture. Here are some moments from the event. FDA’s Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner of foods, shares thoughts on the work and food safety advocacy of Nancy Donley and Frank Yiannas. Comments on progress made, and “There’s a lot to do to further instill food safety culture.” Nancy Donley received the Legacy Tribute in recognition of her four-year-old son Alex, who died from an E. coli infection in 1993. Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart received the 2015 Industry Advocate Hero for his role in going above and beyond in advocating food safety for the world’s largest food retailer. Picture with Deirdre Schlunegger of STOP Foodborne Illness. “This award will hold a special place in my heart,” said Yiannas. All images by amyBcreative photography Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleEmail Related Articles Food Safety Consortium Snapshots: Advocating Safety, Debating Culture and an FDA SelfieFrom Michael Taylor’s selfie to debating food safety culture and throwing (foam) tomatoes, there were many memorable moments from the… Use Homophily to Deliver Food Safety MessageGlobal food companies should revisit how they are communicating to employees. 2015 Food Safety Heroes AnnouncedRecipients to be honored at the Food Safety Consortium next month. Apply Behavioral Science Techniques to Food SafetyWalmart’s Frank Yiannas reviews how companies can apply consistency and commitment within a food safety management system.