Des Moines, IA – The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) says it has selected diagnostic test producer bioMérieux as the 2011 recipient of its prestigious Black Pearl Award. Sponsored by Wilbur Feagan and F & H Food Equipment Company, the award will be presented at IAFP’s Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in August.
The award is given annually to one company for its efforts in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, adherence to standards, and support of the goals and objectives of IAFP.
Headquartered in Marcy l’Etoile, France, bioMérieux has produces in vitro diagnostics. The IAFP says that for more than two decades, the company has been a global leader in providing innovative solutions to address food safety testing issues with a focus that encompasses prevention, detection quality assurance, and nutrition..
“Global food safety has been a particular focus for bioMérieux for the past 20 years, and is a part of the overall company mission for improving public health,” says Alexandre Mérieux, the company’s corporate vice president. “With investments in research and development, technology partnerships, collaboration with the scientific community, government and accreditation agencies, and direct support of food producers, processors, and testing laboratories, bioMérieux remains committed to helping ensure the safety of the world’s food supply.”