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    Food Emergency Pocket Response Guide
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    DC Task Force shares food safety & defense concepts

    DC Food Protection Task Force Excels at Outreach: The DC Food Protection Task Force provides basic food safety and defense concepts to District of Columbia Public Schools and beyond…

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    Congratulations all task forces under FFM FOA!

    Congratulations to all task forces who have been awarded funding via the Future Funding Model Funding Opportunities Announcement!

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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. 

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    Iowa Uses New Alerts App During the 2016 Flood

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

Food Protection Task Forces

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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 8, 2018, please click on the view recordings link.

News and Updates for State Task Forces

California-linked romaine lettuce Statement

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on findings from the agency’s investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coliO157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce. Read more….

2018 Farm Bill

The public is welcome to attend a USDA listening session for the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. The listening session will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share their thoughts about how USDA can streamline and improve program delivery, as well as enhance customer service.  The 2018 Farm Bill provides support, certainty, and stability to our Nation’s farmers, ranchers, and land stewards by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation.  Read more…..

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Recent Outbreak Investigations

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