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Margaret Hudson, president and CEO of Burnbrae Farms, and James Moody, retired, and the vice chair of Tree of Life Canada advisory board, have received awards for their industry contributions.

Hudson and Moody are the 2022 recipients of the Food, Health and Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) Award of Distinction, which recognizes individuals for their impact on the organization and the food, health and consumer products sector.

Hudson and Moody will receive their award at FHCP's CEO & Executive Leadership conference in October.

Hudson is a fourth-generation family member who has worked full-time for Burnbrae Farms for more than 30 years and assumed the role of president in 2008 and CEO in 2020. She has championed a string of successful product launches that transformed the egg category, winning multiple new product and innovation awards. One of her passions has been to educate non-farming Canadians about farming. She served on the Royal Winter Fair Board for six years and has been a leader in promoting transparency as a means of building trust. She participates and represents Burnbrae Farms in a number of industry-related forums and boards including GS1, the FHCP Board of Directors, and more recently, The Grocery Foundation Board (Toonies for Tummies). She was also instrumental in establishing the Burnbrae Farms Foundation in support of school breakfast programs, disaster relief, and community-based initiatives. 

Moody is an experienced CEO and passionate team builder, who has enjoyed a successful senior leadership career with Tree of Life Canada—one of Canada’s largest distributors of specialty and natural foods. He began his leadership career in senior finance and marketing positions before being appointed president of Tree of Life Canada in 2003, a role he held for over 16 years. Under his leadership, Tree of Life Canada expanded its business significantly through internal organic growth and multiple successful acquisitions into new and growing markets. In May 2019, he became vice chair of the Tree of Life Canada Advisory Board, EVP Corporate Development at Tree of Life Canada, and an advisor to Tree of Life and KeHE Distributors LLC—a U.S. distributor of natural and specialty food products. He continues to mentor industry colleagues through his work on other boards and as a group leader with the CEO Global Network.

The Award of Distinction has been presented since 2010. Past recipients include Carol Stewart, Kellogg Canada Inc; Allan Cosman, Ferrero Canada; Marc Guay, PepsiCo Foods Limited; Tom Gunter, Fiera Foods and ConAgra Foods Canada; and others. 

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