The BRC Food Safety (Americas) Awards Program recognized the outstanding commitment, support and performance of individuals and organizations who contribute to the development of the BRC Global Standards certification scheme and the wider food safety industry in the Americas markets.  

Finalists from each category were honored at an awards ceremony held on board the Star Ship Yacht on 6th April 2016 in Tampa, Florida, during the BRC Food Safety Americas conference.

BRC Certification Body of the Year - CERT ID LC

BRC Auditor of the Year
- Yvonne Anding – NSF International

Approved Training Partner of the year
- Gordon Hayburn – Trophy Foods Inc.

BRC Manufacturer of the Year - Trophy Foods Inc.

The best use of the BRC Global Standards to drive change (Food Category)
- Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

The best use of the BRC Global Standards to drive change (Food Storage & Distribution)
- Sysco Corporation

Bradley L. Reynolds, Regional Director, Food Safety of Sysco Corporation, said: “I want to thank you for the nomination and consideration for the BRC “The best use of the BRC Global Standard to drive change” award.   It is an honor to be the first recipient of the award and I can’t express how happy we are to share this with our team.” This award recognized Sysco Corporation’s outstanding achievement at working within and outside their organization to drive food safety and quality, and in supporting the growth of the BRC scheme.

Mark Proctor, CEO of BRC Global Standards, said: “The BRC Food Safety (Americas) Awards Program is the first of its kind, and we have been delighted to recognize the ongoing commitment and hard work of individuals and corporations. I look forward to continuing this program in the future, including at next year’s Food Safety (Americas) conference in Florida.”

Mike Fata, CEO and Co-Founder of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, said: “To be recognized by BRC Global Standards and our peers as a leader within the BRC Global Standards community is a true honor. Over the past few years we have increased our BRC certification grade to A+, which showcases how the BRC framework can drive continuous improvement.”