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Merit for food safety chief

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Food Authority Director-General George Davey has been awarded the 2005 Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Award of Merit for his outstanding contribution to the food sector spanning more than 30 years.

The AIFST Award of Merit, the Institute’s highest award, acknowledges significant achievement within food science and technology across research, industry and education.

George, who has been at the helm of the Food Authority since its inception in April 2004, received the award at the opening ceremony of the AIFST Annual Convention at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday July 11.

AIFST president Professor Paul Baumgartner cited George’s “longstanding and valued contributions to the Institute and his advancement of food safety, regulation, policy and food standards within Australia.”

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