|Since 1974, the Texas Food Processors Association (TFPA) has paid tribute to excellence by recognizing those individuals who have made major contributions to the food industry in Texas.
Candidates are selected by the Board of Directors and previous Hall of Fame inductees before narrowing the selection down to the one who is chosen to receive this most coveted recognition. Awards are given only in years when the committee feels there is a viable candidate.
The first recipient to receive the award was R. J. (Red) Lewallen of Texas Wholesale Grocer’s Association in 1974.