Kevin Smith Receives the 2021 Walter F. Snyder Award

NEHA News Release


Release Date: 
July 9, 2021

Kevin Smith

Denver, CO—The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and NSF International are pleased to present Kevin Smith with the 2021 Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award.

For 50 years, NEHA and NSF International have presented the Snyder Award to recognize public health professionals who safeguard the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the environment we share. The Snyder Award honors NSF International’s cofounder and first executive director, Walter F. Snyder, who provided outstanding contributions to environmental and public health advancement.

Smith has played an essential role in the development, delivery, and advancement of national standards that guide regulatory program implementation and set the bar for the design and performance of equipment related to food protection and environmental health. In his current role as senior advisor for food safety at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Smith advises leadership on strategic initiatives and program development that lead nationwide efforts to combat food waste, promote food recovery, and protect food from contamination during transport. He has provided consulting to programs and initiatives that seek to reduce food waste while addressing food insecurity and creating jobs. His collaboration with experts in food safety, environmental engineering, epidemiology, laboratory analysis, and public health has helped to create a more integrated food safety system and promote comprehensive food safety reform.

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