The Company

Black Pearl Award

History of the Black Pearl

Our passion and commitment to the food processing industry we serve is more than just words. In 1993, Wilbur Feagan, F&H and IAFP created the Black Pearl Award, which recognizes a company for its commitment to corporate excellence in food safety and quality.

Historically, black pearls have been sought after from Oceania to the Orient by European lords and Asian emperors alike, its rarity a sign of determination, its luster a sign of quality, its acquisition a sign of excellence. Thus, it was chosen as the symbol for our industry's most coveted award.

Each year, the International Association for Food Protection awards the Black Pearl to a select company in recognition of its outstanding achievements and advancements. F&H is proud to sponsor this prestigious award.

Past Recipients

  • Schnucks
  • 3-M
  • Beef Products
  • Ecolab
  • DuPont
  • Jack in the Box, Inc.
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc.
  • Walt Disney World Company
  • Zep Manufacturing Company
  • Caravelle Foods
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Papetti's of Iowa Food Products, Inc.
  • Silliker, Inc.
  • Albertson's, Inc.
  • H-E-B Grocery Company

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