STOP_LogoTagline_RGB-borderSTOP Foodborne Illness, the Chicago-based national advocacy and education organization, will honor three Food Safety Heroes at a fundraising event being held Dec. 6 from 7-9 p.m.

The awards will be given during the Food Safety Consortium at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive N., Schaumburg, IL. The benefit is open to the public.

Guests will enjoy live jazz, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in celebration of three exceptional individuals who have had an impact on making food safer for everyone, the group announced. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here.

About the honorees

Jeff Almer of Savage, MN, will be accepting the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Legacy Tribute award in memory of his mother, Shirley, who died from Salmonella in 2008.

Dr. Robert Tauxe of Atlanta, GA, director of CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, will be honored as the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Advancing Science for Food Safety Hero.

Scott Horsfall of Sacramento, CA, on behalf of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), will be recognized as the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Excellence in Food Safety Training Hero.

For more about the event and the three Food Safety Heroes being honored, go here.

STOP Foodborne Illness is a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens by advocating for sound public policies, building public awareness and assisting those impacted by foodborne illness.

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