July 3 2013  |  Catering

Dr. Paul A. Hall slated for top award

By Lauren Brunetti

Dr. Paul A. Hall

Flying Food Group's VP of Food Safety and Quality, Dr. Paul A. Hall, will receive the prestigious Harry Haverland Citation Award  on July 31 at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

Over 2500 industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals from around the globe are expected to attend the July 28-31 event in Charlotte, North Carolina, described by IAFP as “the leading food safety conference worldwide.”

Dr. Hall, a distinguished microbiologist and global food safety expert, is a past president (2005) of IAFP, which cites his “commitment to excellence in food safety,” and his “years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the association” in naming him to the award. Dr. Hall is a Fellow of IAFP and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards in recognition for his lifelong passion for food safety. 

Dr. Hall has headed FFG’s skilled Food Safety & Quality team since 2011. Under his leadership, FFG became the first airline/retail caterer to join IAFP as a Gold Level member, a prestigious category that includes Heinz, Coca Cola and Kraft Foods, among many others.  FFG is currently undergoing rigorous preparation for certification by the British Retail Consortium (BRC)—an international food safety standard recognized by the respected Global Food Safety Initiative.  

Chicago-based FFG operates a network of 18 US airline and retail catering kitchens that stretches from Honolulu to New York JFK. The company provides quality meals and snacks for over 70 of the world’s top airlines, plus retail and food service partners, including the world’s leading network of coffee cafes.   FFG also operates a bustling airline/retail production kitchen at the Shanghai Hong Qiao International Airport. 

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