Duane Leadbetter Award

The award has been established in memory of Duane Leadbetter, a key figure in developing and promoting Food Safety auditing programs in Australia.

Each year, AUS-MEAT Limited is proud to support two people aspiring to be a Food Safety Auditor, one from the Meat Processing Industry and one from the Horticulture Industry.

The Duane Leadbetter Memorial Award gives funding of up to $5,000 AUD to complete a Lead Auditor Food Safety Training course.

Award Winners

Year Field Winner Employer
2018 Horticulture Glenda Holowaty ABC Honey Group, Brendale
2018 Meat Processing Simon Sweeney Teys, Wagga Wagga


Nominee Requirements

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Be working full time within the Meat Processing or Horticulture in Australia
  • Have agreement from their employer for the time to complete course
  • Be aspiring to be a Food Safety Auditor
  • Have completed at least 12 months minimum continuous service in one of these sectors
  • The course must be undertaken within 12 months of winning the award 
  • The award covers the course cost plus travel and accommodation

The nominees will be required to complete the Application Form linked below and including a short (less than 300 words) statement on why they should be awarded the study grant.

Nominations for 2019 will close 31 July 2019.

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