FMI Foundation Announces Food Safety Auditing Scholarship Program

June 27, 2013
ARLINGTON, VA – June 27, 2013 – Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has initiated a scholarship program aimed at students currently enrolled in food and agricultural science majors who have a vested interest in the field of accredited food safety auditing. 

The FMI Foundation’s competitive scholarships focus on academic ability; leadership potential; motivation; and initiative – inclusive of passion for the food industry and the auditing profession. The new program will provide audit training and financial incentives to college undergraduate- and graduate-level food science majors.

Cathy Polley, executive director of the FMI Foundation, commented on the program, saying, “FMI’s Foundation supports the future and the credibility of the food supply. The Foundation is pleased to help curate the talent for future leadership within the critical field of food safety.” 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013/2014 academic year. For more information, visit the FMI Foundation website.


Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit