2021 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award


Congratulations to
Shirley May Chalouh who won the OFPA Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award!

The Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award is presented to a Professional or Retired member of the Association and recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the objectives of the OFPA through more than 10 years of active service in the Association. The Lifetime Achievement Award grants the winner honorary lifetime membership in the Ontario Food Protection Association, the AGM registration fee, a certificate, and a donation will be made in the winner's name to an approved charity.

About Shirley:

In 2017, Shirley retired from Health Canada, Ontario Region. In her last position (as Food Policy Liaison Officer), Shirley worked closely with various stakeholders involved in food safety, including all 3 levels of government, industry and their associations, health professionals, academia, and consumer groups. She was also very active in food safety education and outreach to the general public. Previous to her 27 years at Health Canada, Shirley worked for 8 1/2 years at Nabisco – “Mr. Christie” and “Peek Frean” cookies in the lab and plant sanitation. Shirley graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science in the Microbiology Specialist Programme.

She is a previous Administrative Assistant of the OFPA


Award of Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year


Congratulations
Gordon Hayburn who has won the Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award.  

The Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award is presented to a member deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry in Ontario; such as demonstrated expertise on sanitation procedures, improved food safety culture at a company, conducted research that made an applied contribution to food safety.  The award consists of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) registration fee, a certificate, and a donation will be made in the winner's name to an approved charity.

About Gordon :

Gordon Hayburn is the Vice President of Food Safety and Quality at Trophy Foods and a big supporter of Food Safety not only in Ontario but worldwide.

He is an inspiring leader, shows great respect for all employees, and has a great passion for training. He delivers training towards becoming a BRC professional on weekends, giving up his own time, but this is the way he makes it accessible to anyone, as we all know getting time away from work to attend courses often limits the number of people from an organization who can attend.

Gordon has been recognized by many other groups, including the IAFP in 2012 with the Harold Barnum Industry Award and He was the first-ever winner of the BRC ATP of the Year in 2016.  Gordon is also a big supporter of the OFPA.

 

2020 Award Recipients

Award of Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year


Congratulations
Dr. Gaurav Tewari who has won the Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award.  This award is given to a Member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry of Ontario.

2019 OFPA Award Recipients

Christopher Chanas


Award of Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year


Congratulations
Christopher Chanas who has won the Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award.  This award is given to a Member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry of Ontario.

 
 

2018 OFPA Award Recipients

Award of Merit


Congratulations to
Joe Myatt who won the OFPA Board of Directors Award of Merit.  This award is presented to a professional, honorary, sustaining or retired member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Ontario Food Protection Association Inc.


Award of Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year


Congratulations
Jessica Burke who has won the Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award.  This award is given to a Member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry of Ontario.