Hollingsworth Wins Food Safety Award

Jill Hollingsworth, senior vice president of food safety at Food Marketing Institute, was presented with the 2011 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement, FMI said.

WASHINGTON — Jill Hollingsworth, senior vice president of food safety at Food Marketing Institute, was presented with the 2011 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement here Wednesday, FMI said. The presentation took place at the NSF International Food Safety Summit.

NSF International is a nonprofit, non-government standards organization for food safety certification and other resources.

"We are very proud to have Jill recognized for the extraordinary contributions she has made to the food industry, specifically in the food safety arena," said FMI President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin. "Her knowledge, insight and leadership have been invaluable to our members as they work to address food safety challenges and ensure a safer food supply for consumers."

Hollingsworth has been leading FMI's food safety initiatives for nearly 15 years. She also serves as the head of the newly established Center of Excellence for Food Safety and Protection.

Also, Brenda Halbrook, director of the Office of Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, was presented with the NSF Food Safety Leadership Education Award.