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The Black Pearl Award

History of the Black Pearl

Our passion and commitment to the industry we serve is more than just words. In 1993, Wilbur Feagan, F&H Food Equipment Company and IAFP created the Black Pearl Award, which recognizes a company for its commitment to corporate excellence in food safety and quality. Each year the International Association for Food Protection awards the prestigious Black Pearl to a select company in recognition of its outstanding achievements and advancements.

Historically, the “Black Pearl” has been sought after from Oceania to the Orient by European Lords and Asian Emperors alike, its rarity a sign of determination, its luster a sign of quality, its acquisition a sign of excellence. Thus, it was chosen as the symbol for our industry's most coveted award.

F&H Food Equipment Company is the proud sponsor of the prestigious Black Pearl Award.

Past Recipients