Earthbound Farm received the 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Systems Improvement at the 2012 Food Safety Summit.

Earthbound Farm, one of the nation’s largest producers of gourmet salad greens, received the 2012 NSF Food Safety Leadership Award for Systems Improvement.

NSF International, an independent global organization based in Ann Arbor, Mich., that writes public health standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries, announced the winners at the 2012 Food Safety Summit held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., April 17-19.

The NSF International Food Safety Leadership Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a real and lasting impact on food safety. NSF International created the awards program in 2004 to encourage the development of educational programs, processes or technologies that help advance global food safety.

Nominations are evaluated based on creativity, innovation, design and the contributions made to the advancement of food safety.

“The work of Dr. Vijay Juneja, Will Daniels’ team at Earthbound Farm and Dr. Ewen Todd has contributed to incredible and important discoveries and advances in food safety. Their leadership in applying science-based methods and research to solve important food safety issues embodies the spirit of NSF International’s Food Safety Leadership Awards. In presenting them with this award, we are also thanking them for their contributions to food safety and the protection of public health,” says Kristen Holt, senior vice president of NSF International’s global food safety division.

The Food Safety Summit is run by BNP Media, the parent company ofRefrigerated & Frozen Foods.