Edith Wilkin, staff vice president and fellow, food safety and regulatory compliance, for Leprino Foods Company, has received the International Dairy Foods Association’s 2020 Food Safety Leadership Award. The award honors an individual, group, or organization for demonstrating outstanding leadership directed at enhancing food safety within the dairy products industry.
“Edith not only served as chair of the Food Safety Initiative with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy during its inception, she also led, developed, and published traceability standards for dairy processors that have become the gold standard across the industry,” said John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards. “Edith is a unique and influential food safety expert who shares her knowledge and science-based food safety insights with colleagues and mentees across the dairy industry.”