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Tara Balsley

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2006 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Richard Raymond today presented Dr. R. Bruce Tompkin with the prestigious 2006 Howard Bauman Award. Dr. Tompkin was recognized for his achievements in advancing and applying the science of food safety during his 40-year career as a researcher and educator. The award was presented in Denver, Colo., at the 2006 Food Safety Education Conference, Reaching At-Risk Audiences and Today's Other Food Safety Challenges.

"Dr. Tompkin has contributed enormously to food safety through his research into specific pathogens and to the control of foodborne illness by sharing that information widely," said Dr. Raymond. "Dr. Tompkin's lifelong dedication to science and education has contributed directly to the reduction of foodborne illness in America and it gives me great pleasure to honor such a deserving individual with the 2006 Howard Bauman Award."

The Bauman Award, the highest food safety honor presented by USDA, recognizes an individual who has exhibited leadership and a longstanding commitment to improving food safety.

Dr. Tompkin began his career as a food microbiologist with what is now ConAgra Foods in 1962 and retired as Vice president of Product Safety in 2002. Some of his most significant research was on the control of microbiological hazards in meat and poultry products, including Clostridium botulinum, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. His work on Salmonella control helped shape sampling protocols, methodology and controls still used today. Dr. Tompkin was an early proponent of the use of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, helping to implement it at ConAgra long before it was required. He also served as a trainer for industry, participated in HACCP workshops and numerous Listeria control workshops. His commitment and leadership skills have benefited his peers in the food industry, regulatory agencies and most importantly, consumers.

The Bauman award is named for Dr. Howard E. Bauman, widely recognized for his pioneering efforts to develop the HACCP food safety system. HACCP forms the backbone of the daily inspections that are performed by FSIS personnel every day at every federal meat and poultry establishment in America.
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