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    Iowa Uses New Alerts App During the 2016 Flood

    Hear About IA’s Use of the Alert App – Video Presentation.

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    GA Task Force helps disseminate an employee health policy

    This resource tool is designed to help managers and employees in food service settings understand when, why and how to effectively restrict or exclude ill food service employees in order to prevent the spread of foodborne illness.

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    WSDA Food Safety Taskforce and Rapid Response Team Update

    WSDA Food Safety Taskforce and Rapid Response Team Join in Developing Recall Guidance for Local, State and Federal Partners. 

Food Protection Task Forces

Rollover a state to view details for their taskforce.

Green:FDA Funded Task Force

Welcome to the Coalition of Food Protection Task Forces homepage. Learn more about State Task Forces and how they are building and strengthening partnerships to protect and defend our food supply.  FDA Office of Partnerships offers a Task Force cooperative agreement to support convening government, industry, academia, and consumer stakeholders in food safety. Meetings funded as part of the Food Protection Task Force grant aim to foster communication, cooperation and collaboration within the States among state, local, federal and tribal food protection, public health, agriculture, and regulatory agencies.


The Coalition of FPTF programs promote communication, collaboration and integration between and amongst state FPTFs and their members, including local, state and federal public health and agriculture food regulatory agencies, law enforcement, academia, industry, consumers, state legislators and other food protection stakeholders to:

  1. Promote voluntary compliance with human and animal food laws and regulations;
  2. Prevent human and animal foodborne illness and contamination; and
  3. Improve local, state and multi-jurisdictional human and animal food emergency surveillance, response and post-response systems.

State Taskforce Presentations

To view the Food Protection Task Force Virtual Conference that was presented February 1, 2016, please click on the view recording link.

News and Updates for State Task Forces

What have we learned about food recalls in the United States?

The USDA Economic Research Service has published a report on food recall occurring between 2004-2013.  

Page, Elina T. Trends in Food Recalls: 2004-13, EIB-191, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April 2018

Food Safety and Emergencies: Preparedness Activities for School

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, EDT, ED’s OSHS and REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar on how K-12 schools and school districts can better prepare for food-related emergencies, as well as the role of food services in larger recovery efforts. View this webinar and download the presentation and resource list.

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