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Tim York Recognized For Food Safety Leadership

Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, July 18, 2007

In what was surely the most predictable and the most deserved award given this year, Tim York, President of Markon Cooperative, was chosen as The Packer’s Foodservice Man of the Year.

Tim spearheaded the Buyer-Led Food Safety Initiative, and Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott interviewed Tim here and here.

Tim didn’t have to lead this effort. He had already been chairman of the board of PMA, and nobody could have said that he hadn’t done his bit for the trade had he done nothing at all.

Yet Tim, located at the geographical epicenter of the spinach crisis, was possessed by a steely resolve to see right done and he did what a man secure in the virtue of his cause is compelled to do. In so doing, he both substantively moved ahead the industry’s agenda on food safety and provided an example for us all of the power of one man with a righteous cause.

Congratulations to Tim on this well deserved award.

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