2017 Edward & Mary Mather Outstanding Food Safety Student Award
The 2017 Edward & Mary Mather Outstanding Food Safety Student Award went to Carmita Young, a 2017 graduate of the MSFS program.
Ms. Young earned a BS in Food Technology from the University of the Philippines in Quezon City. Along with her MS in Food Safety, Carmita earned a Certificate in International Laws from Michigan State.
Carmita is a Technical Regulatory Manager with Nestle Canada Inc. where she’s worked for the last 14 years.
For her applied project, Carmita conducted an in-depth review of current food safety practices and regulations within her company and wrote a consultative report entitled: Formalizing the Role of Private Food Safety Certification Schemes in Canadian Food Safety Control Systems: Building Blocks for a Nestlé Canada Inc. Advocacy Framework.
The Edward & Mary Mather Outstanding Food Safety Student Award (Mather Award) recognizes students that have excelled in the design and implementation of an applied food safety project, a component of the requirement of the Master of Science in Food Safety degree. The food safety applied projects for each calendar year’s graduates are reviewed by a panel of faculty judges for originality, quality, and application to a solution for a food safety problem. The awardees receive a plaque and cash award.
The award is made possible through the support of Dr. Ed and Mrs. Mary Mather. Dr. Ed Mather was the founding Director of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety degree program.