Bor S. Luh International Award: Richard F. Stier
$3,000 honorarium from the Bor S. Luh Endowment Fund of Feeding Tomorrow and a plaque from IFT
Richard F. Stier, Food Scientist Consultant, received the 2012 Bor S. Luh Award for his international contributions in food science focusing on food safety, quality, and sanitation.
Stier has worked in more than 35 countries as a member of industry and a consultant in the area of technology transfer. He has helped processors upgrade operations and has taught or developed educational programs. His work has ranged from the evaluation and validation of technologies for transfer throughout the world (aseptic processing systems in the early 1980s) to his ongoing work of enhancing food safety and quality in developing nations. During a two-year project in Egypt, Stier utilized IFT's Continuing Education Group as a resource for enhancing programs organized there and brought many Egyptians into the IFT fold. Stier's most recent international project took him to Afghanistan to work on the Afghan Small to Medium Enterprise Development project, part of which focused on training a group of Afghani men and women to become food plant auditors and consultants to the local food industry.