The International Association of Food Protection launched the Dave Theno Fellowship at its annual meeting, held this weekend in Tampa, Fla. Theno was to be awarded with the Stop Foodborne Illness Food Safety Hero Award, but he died last month after being struck by a wave.

At the Tampa Convention Center Sunday evening, Theno’s wife Jill and several family members accepted the hero award in his name, reports Food Safety News. In addition to renaming the hero award for Theno, Stop Foodborne Illness, the organization has set up the Dave Theno Fellowship — an award to be given annually to a new graduate from a food safety program or a public policy program.

To read more about the award and to read former FDA Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor’s remarks about Theno’s legacy, read here:

Source: Food Safety News

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