2019 WINNERS
OUTSTANDING FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM INNOVATION
Food Safety Team
The Cheesecake Factory®
LEADERSHIP IN FOOD SAFETY
Cindy Jiang
McDonald’s Corporation
FOOD SAFETY CHAMPION
Dr. Al Baroudi
The Cheesecake Factory®
WHAT ARE THE SANI AWARDS™?

The Sani Awards™ promote and celebrate innovation and excellence in food safety. We welcome nominations of foodservice establishments (5-unit minimum), as well as the individuals responsible for program implementation. These awards recognize individuals in the foodservice industry that have excelled in the following food safety areas:

Education/Training
Employee/Customer Programs
Leadership in Food Safety
Guest Experience

Sani Awards™ has grown from a small lunch in its’ inaugural year at the 2014 Food Safety Summit to a presentation at the 2018 Food Safety Summit with 500 attendees eager to learn more about individuals and organizations who demonstrate excellence in food safety practices. Through its partnership with the Food Safety Summit, Sani Awards™ has had the privilege to shine a spotlight on food safety leaders and share their accomplishments to help fellow food safety professionals in the pursuit of preventing foodborne illness. Its continued growth over the years is a testament to the Sani Professional® Food Safety Council and the Food Safety Summit to increase awareness of food safety issues across the industry, as well as promote continuous improvement in best practices and technology that aid in the prevention of foodborne illness and improve the guest experience.

CATEGORY A

OUTSTANDING FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM INNOVATION

  • Nominee must provide evidence of an innovative or new food safety program used in their foodservice operation.
  • Food safety program must be at least 6 months post implementation.
  • Measurable results/improvements must be highlighted.
  • Example: New HACCP protocol with documentation showing increased employee compliance.
CATEGORY B

EXCEPTIONAL FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  • Nominee must provide evidence of educational and/or training program implementation.
  • Education/training program must be at least 6 months post implementation.
  • Measurable results/improvements must be highlighted.
  • Example: New hire training documents increasing new employee understanding of the FDA Food Code (eg. posters, handouts). Documentation might include internal testing documents and scores.
CATEGORY C

LEADERSHIP IN FOOD SAFETY

  • Embraces commitment to advancements in food safety through performance, practice, creation, sustainability and leadership.
  • At least 5 years of commitment and dedication as well as demonstrated leadership within the food safety arena.
  • The nominator must provide a summary of the nominee’s leadership and the impact it has made in food safety innovation, collaboration, education or technology.
CATEGORY D

FOOD SAFETY CHAMPION

  • This special award will honor & recognize the recipient’s outstanding commitment to food safety and their significant body of work that has had a lasting influence, and major impact on food safety in the foodservice/food processing industries.
  • The award will be presented every 5 years.
  • Nomination must include a summary focused on the body of work of the individual, overall industry impact, and outstanding commitment to food safety.
The nomination period for The 2019 Sani Awards™ has passed. Click here for information on the winners. The nomination period for the 2020 Sani Awards™ will open in November 2019.