Joe Stout selected by IAFP for its 2015 Sanitarian of the Year Award

Intralox.com | June, 2015


The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has selected Joe Stout for its 2015 Sanitarian of the Year Award. Stout is the president/founder of Commercial Food Sanitation, an Intralox company that provides solutions to food safety and sanitation challenges for food processing plants.


IAFP 2015 Sanitarian AwardThe Sanitarian Award recognizes an active IAFP Member for dedicated and exceptional service to the profession of Sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry. Criteria for the award include dedication to food protection as well as:

  • Leadership roles and specific achievements or accomplishments as a Sanitarian
  • Educational activities in food protection offered directly or indirectly to food industry
  • Participation in IAFP activities
  • Have a minimum five years of experience as a sanitarian



Joe Stout assembled a team of experts and founded Commercial Food Sanitation, LLC to educate and support the food industry. Under Stout’s leadership, the Commercial Food Sanitation team has developed a dedicated training program to educate professionals in the food industry in hands-on, practical workshops. Today Commercial Food Sanitation hosts 15+ Sanitation Essentials Training and Hygienic Design Training sessions around the world every year.


Stout founded Commercial Food Sanitation after a nearly 30 year career at Kraft Foods. While at Kraft, Stout held a variety of positions related to operations, quality, and sanitation, leading to his role as Director of Global Product Protection, Sanitation, and Hygienic Design.


He led the Equipment Design Task Force and Listeria Intervention training for the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He has an active role with the US Dairy Innovation Center and leads its Dairy Food Safety training classes. Stout became a Registered Sanitarian in the State of Pennsylvania in May of 1985.


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About Commercial Food Sanitation
Commercial Food Sanitation, an Intralox company, integrates strategic consulting, expertise and training to provide durable solutions to food safety and sanitation challenges for food processing plants. www.commercialfoodsanitation.com