Only local government organizations with the responsibility for food protection in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for the award. These are understood to be departments or agencies that have the legal responsibility to protect the health of consumers in a county, district, city, town, township or like jurisdiction. Furthermore…
- The U.S. Uniformed Services and U.S. Indian Health Service area programs are invited to apply, if they conduct a local food program.
- State, provincial, institutional, industry and private programs are not eligible.
- All local environmental health jurisdictions are encouraged to apply, regardless of size and resources.
- Past award winners may apply five years after winning the award.