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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
STOP Foodborne Illness Hosts Holiday Benefit Honoring Three Food Safety Heroes at the Food Safety Consortium, December 6 2016 (Schaumburg,IL)
STOP Foodborne Illness Hosts Holiday Benefit
Honoring Three Food Safety Heroes at the Food Safety Consortium, December 6
Foodborne Illness, the Chicago-based national advocacy and education
organization, will honor three Food Safety Heroes at an interactive
fundraising event 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, December 6 during the Food Safety
Consortium at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center (1551 Thoreau
Drive N, Schaumburg, IL 60173). The benefit is open to the public.
will enjoy live jazz, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in celebration of
three exceptional individuals who have had an impact on making food
safer for everyone.
Additionally, there will be a silent auction with
proceeds going toward STOP Foodborne Illness. Items include a signed
baseball from 2016 World Series Champion and National League MVP Kris
Bryant; a guitar signed by musical legend Paul McCartney; another guitar
signed by Eddie Van Halen; Robert De Niro memorabilia, and more.
These keepsakes make great last minute holiday gifts for friends and
family and can also be bid on before the event, now through noon on
December 5th, online.
Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here.
would like to thank Food Safety Tech and Walmart Corporation for
sponsoring the evening and for their relentless efforts to make the
world a healthier place by raising awareness of food safety and
providing safe, quality food for customers.
About the Honorees
Jeff Almer (of
Savage, MN) will be accepting the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Legacy
Tribute award in memory of his mother, Shirley, who died from Salmonella in 2008. Dr. Robert Tauxe (of Atlanta, GA), director of the CDC's
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases in National
Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (NCEZID), will be
honored as the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Advancing Science for Food
Safety Hero. Scott Horsfall (of
Sacramento, CA), on behalf of California Leafy Greens Marketing
Agreement (LGMA), will be recognized as STOP Foodborne Illness 2016
Excellence in Food Safety Training Heroes. Learn more about the event and the three Food Safety Heroes being honored.
About STOP Foodborne Illness
STOP Foodborne Illness is a national,
nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness
and death from foodborne pathogens by advocating for sound public
policies, building public awareness and assisting those impacted by
foodborne illness. For more food safety tips please visit http://www.stopfoodborneillness.org/awareness/. If you think you have been sickened from food, contact your local health professional.