Applications Open for the 2020 Crumbine Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection at the Local Level. This award is given annually to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to their communities and highlight successful approaches to food safety that can be replicated in other communities.

Named for one of America’s most renowned health officers and health educators, Samuel J. Crumbine, M.D. (1862-1954), the award encourages innovative programs and methods that reduce or eliminate the occurrence of foodborne illnesses, recognizes the importance of food protection at the local level, and stimulates public interest in foodservice sanitation. Promoting food safety and foodborne illness prevention and detection are core functions of the public health system.

The deadline to submit entries for the 2020 award is March 16, 2020. Learn more.

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