AIV Microbiology's Paul Hall Receives 2009 NCFST Award for Food Safety
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The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois
Institute of Technology (IIT), presented its 2009 NCFST Food Safety Award
to Paul A. Hall, PhD, president and COO of AIV Microbiology & Food
Safety Consultants LLC, at the consortiumís semi-annual meeting in March.
The annual NCFST Food Safety Award recognizes the achievements of an
individual in the field of food science and technology who has made
outstanding contributions to food safety across government, academia and
industry. Nominations are evaluated by a selection panel consisting of
representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), IIT and
the food industry.
The NCFST award also recognizes Hallís 30 years of experience as a food
safety leader. During his career, he has held a variety of management
positions with companies including Kraft Foods, Matrix MicroScience,
Anheuser Busch Companies and Ralston Purina. Following positions as a
Microbiology Manager in Corporate Research and Development for Anheuser
Busch Companies, Inc. and in Central Research for Ralston Purina Co., Hall
joined Kraft Foods Technology Center in 1989 as Section Manager, Chilled
Foods Stability and Methods Development in the Microbiology and Food Safety
Department. In 1994, he assumed the position of Director of Microbiology
and Food Safety for Kraft Foods North America and in 2003, was named
Kraftís Senior Director of Microbiology and Food Safety. Hall also served
as V.P. Global Business Development for Matrix MicroScience Inc. and
established food safety improvements at ConAgra Foods in 2007 as the
companyís vice president of global food safety.
Hall launched his own consulting firm in 2008, AIV Microbiology &
Food Safety Consultants LLC, which provides food safety, quality,
regulatory compliance and crisis management consulting services to the food
industry and to clients including NCFST, Wal-Mart, General Mills,
HerbaLife, Silliker Inc., Cadbury-Schweppes and others.
Hall joins the NCFST Food Safety Award Hall of Fame, which includes Jon
DeVries, PhD, General Mills (2005), Michael Cirigliano, PhD, Unilever
(2006), Richard Whiting, PhD, U.S. FDA CFSAN (2007) and Katherine M.J.
Swanson, PhD, Ecolab.