WAFP Received International Association for Food Protection Affiliate Achievement Award
The Wisconsin Association for Food Protection (WAFP) received the Affiliate Membership Achievement Award at the recent International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting held in Providence, RI.

The Membership Achievement Award is given to that IAFP affiliate "demonstrating aggressive and innovative plans and ideas to recruit new members" to join its affliate organization with the goal of growing from within.

"This is a tremendous honor for our association," said WAFP President Fritz Buss. "In our 70 years of serving the food industry, the Wisconsin affiliation has never won the award. At WAFP, we have one of the largest memberships of any food protection society. It's the dedication of our membership and the commitment to food safety that this award best symbolizes."

WAFP Student Scholarships Announced
Michael Schoenherr
The Wisconsin Association for Food Protection (WAFP) recently announced the winners of the association's E.H. Marth Food Protection and Food Science Scholarship and the annual Memorial Scholarship.

This year's E.H. Marth Scholarship winner was Adam Bartling, a student at the University of Madison. Bartling is a Waterford Union High School graduate who is focusing on food safety at the university.

The Memorial Scholarship went to Kristen Ver Voort studying food safety at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kristen is the daughter of long-time WAFP member Allan Ver Voort.

"We are really excited to award these student scholarships to the next generation of professionals dedicated to improving the safety of our food supply," said WAFP President Fritz Buss.

WAFP Recognizes Kathy Glass With 2012 Leadership Award
Kathy Glass
The Wisconsin Association for Food Protection (WAFP) recently recognized Kathy Glass' contributions to the association with its' newest award — the Outstanding Leadership Award.

The award is bestowed upon an individual who demonstrates exemplary performance consistent with the goals of the association.

"Kathy is a worldwide leader in food safety" said WAFP Past President Steve Stoner. "What she has done for this association, as well as the entire food safety industry, is tremendous. We can never put to words the thanks for the countless hours on behalf of WAFP. She is the first recipent of this, our highest award."

The Wisconsin Association for Food Protection is a non-profit professional association that actively encourages the improved quality of Wisconsin food products through the development of uniform practices and inspection methods, dissemination of information.

Kathy Glass is a past president of WAFP and the International Association for Food Protection.

Glass is a food safety researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is associate director at the Food Research Institute. She assists the food industry in developing formulation-safe foods, including low acid refrigerated foods, process cheese and other dairy foods, and ready-to-eat meats.

In addition, Glass is responsible for overseeing the FRI Applied Food Safety Research Laboratory and developing the food safety training and outreach program for the Institute. Kathy earned her doctorate in Food Microbiology and Safety at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kathy teaches at workshops on food microbiology, Listeria control methods, dairy HACCP, and process cheese and process meat safety.

In addition to being an active member of IAFP, Kathy is a member of the Institute for Food Technologists,American Society for Microbiology, and Sigma Xi. Kathywas appointed in 2007 as a member of the National Advisory Committee for Microbiological Criteria of Foods and is a member of the International Dairy Federation SCMH Action Team on Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli.