STOP_LogoTagline_RGB-borderSTOP Foodborne Illness, the Chicago-based national advocacy and education organization, will honor three Food Safety Heroes at an interactive fundraising event 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, December 6 during the Food Safety Consortium at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center (1551 Thoreau Drive N, Schaumburg, IL 60173). The benefit is open to the public.

Guests will enjoy live jazz, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in celebration of three exceptional individuals who have had an impact on making food safer for everyone.

Additionally, there will be a silent auction with proceeds going toward STOP Foodborne Illness. Items include a signed baseball from 2016 World Series Champion and National League MVP Kris Bryant; a guitar signed by musical legend Paul McCartney; another guitar signed by Eddie Van Halen; Robert De Niro memorabilia, and more. These keepsakes make great last minute holiday gifts for friends and family and can also be bid on before the event, now through noon on December 5th, online.

Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here.

STOP would like to thank Food Safety Tech and Walmart Corporation for sponsoring the evening and for their relentless efforts to make the world a healthier place by raising awareness of food safety and providing safe, quality food for customers.

About the Honorees

Jeff Almer (of Savage, MN) will be accepting the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Legacy Tribute award in memory of his mother, Shirley, who died from Salmonella in 2008. Dr. Robert Tauxe (of Atlanta, GA), director of the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases in National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (NCEZID), will be honored as the STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Advancing Science for Food Safety Hero. Scott Horsfall (of Sacramento, CA), on behalf of California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), will be recognized as STOP Foodborne Illness 2016 Excellence in Food Safety Training Heroes. Learn more about the event and the three Food Safety Heroes being honored.

About STOP Foodborne Illness

STOP Foodborne Illness is a national, nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens by advocating for sound public policies, building public awareness and assisting those impacted by foodborne illness. For more food safety tips please visit If you think you have been sickened from food, contact your local health professional.

For questions and personal assistance, please contact STOP Foodborne Illness’ Community Coordinator, Stanley Rutledge, at or 773-269-6555 x7.