THE BLACK PEARL AWARD

In 1993, Wilbur Feagan, F&H, and IAFP created the Black Pearl Award to recognize companies for their commitment to corporate excellence in food and safety and quality.

Through history, black pearls have been sought after from Oceania to the Orient by European lords and Asian emperors alike – It’s rarity a sign of determination, its luster a sign of quality, and its acquisition a sign of excellence. This is why it was chosen as the symbol for our industry’s most coveted award.

Each year, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) awards the Black Pearl to a select company for its outstanding achievements and advancements. Thanks to our founder, Wilbur Feagan, F&H is the proud sponsor of this prestigious award.

BLACK PEARL AWARD PAST RECIPIENTS

Mondelēz International
2021

Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc
2020

General Mills
2019

Eurofins Scientific, Inc
2018

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc
2017

Meijer
2016

Tyson Foods, Inc
2015

Sodexo, Inc
2014

Publix
2013

The Kroger Co.
2012

bioMérieux, Inc
2011

Fresh Express, Inc
2010

Schnucks Markets, Inc
2009

3-M Food Safety
2008

Beef Products, Inc
2007

ECOLAB, Inc
2006

DuPont
2005

Jack in the Box, Inc
2004

Wegmans Food Markets
2003

Darden
2002

Walt Disney World Resort
2001

Zep Manufacturing Company
2000

Caravelle Foods
1999

Kraft Foods, Inc
1998

Papetti's of Iowa Food Products, Inc
1997

Silliker, Inc (Mérieux NutriSciences)
1996

Albertson's, Inc
1995

H-E-B
1994