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SafetyChain Congratulates Partner Debby Newslow – Winner of 2013 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Training!

Posted on May 4, 2013 by Brian Sharp
Brian Sharp

Debby Newslow 2014_0The SafetyChain team is very proud of our partner, Debby Newslow, President of D.L. Newslow & Associates, who was honored by receiving the NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Training – presented last week at the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore.

Want to Hear Debby Speak? Join Debby and SafetyChain for a Food Safety Tech Webinar on June 14, 10 a.m. PDT - "Food Safety Root Cause Analysis: Best Practices and How Technology Can Help." 

The NSF International Food Safety Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations for real and lasting impacts on food safety. This year marked the tenth anniversary of the awards program, which NSF International created in 2004 to encourage the development of educational programs, processes and technologies that help advance food safety. Each year, an independent panel of food safety experts from academia, industry and the regulatory community reviews nominations from around the world to select the recipients. Nominations are evaluated on the basis of innovation, design and contributions to the advancement of food safety.

Debby, a native of Needham, Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of Florida, has made many contributions to promoting food safety and quality training initiatives in the food industry. She has sponsored and conducted industry workshops on food safety, and is very involved in trade associations and governmental food safety initiatives. Her guidance has led to successful development and implementation of quality and food safety initiatives in companies throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Recognized as an expert in food safety and quality, and for her ability to translate complicated concepts into practical applications, Debby is frequently consulted by industry members for advice and guidance. She is a sought-after speaker, presenting at industry meetings and short courses. Her published works (including the books The ISO 9000 Quality System: Applications in Food and Technology and Food Safety Management Programs - Applications, Best Practices and Compliance and numerous articles in trade journals) are used widely as references by the food industry.

Debby conducts public workshops, instructing hundreds of industry managerial and technical workers in the areas of food safety and quality management, including ISO compliance, HACCP and HACCP prerequisite programs, food safety management systems, good manufacturing practices, food hygiene and crisis management. Her company also provides webinars and workshops at company sites.

Debby has provided auditing and consulting for more than 200 companies on ISO implementation and food safety management systems. She is an IRCA Certified Quality Assurance Lead Assessor, American Society of Quality Certified Quality Auditor, Certified HACCP Auditor and Certified Quality Manager. She has received the Roy Wilson Sparkle Award, the Bob Olsen Award and the Florida Association for Food Protection Sanitarian of the Year Award. She is an advisory board member and regular contributor to FoodSafetyTech.com. She has served on the executive boards of the Florida IFT and Cultured Dairy Products Association, and on the editorial board of Food Protection.

Join SafetyChain in congratulating Debby! To learn more about D.L. Newslow & Associates' services click here.