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    Task Forces Annual Meeting

    The Coalition of Food Protection Task Forces Annual Meeting will be held on  April 30, 2019 from 1:30-3:00 pm ET. The theme of this Virtual Conference is Expanding Collaboration to Protect Public Health.

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    WA Task Force Finalizes Food Emergency Response Plan

    Washington FPTF finalized a plan that summarizes multi-agency roles and responsibilities related to all-hazards food and feed emergency response in the state.

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    HSIN - Homeland Security Information Network

    Receive food protection and homeland security situational awareness notifications and share information with your multijurisdictional partners.   

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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!

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.

Mission

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.
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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

Statement from FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Melinda K. Plaisier

Statement from FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Melinda K. Plaisier, on agency’s new steps to strengthen the process of initiating voluntary recalls- Voluntary recalls are one of the most important safety tools overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are a vital means to protect public health and typically are the quickest way to remove defective or potentially harmful food, medical, and consumer products from the market. The FDA plays an important role in the recall process, closely overseeing FDA-regulated companies during their voluntary recalls to help ensure public health is protected.


FDA takes steps to improve ice cream production facility safety

FDA In Brief: FDA takes steps to improve ice cream production facility safety following inspections and environmental sampling effortsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released a report on its findings from inspections and environmental sampling for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella at 89 ice cream production facilities in 32 states from Sept. 12, 2016 to Aug. 30, 2017. The agency began the sampling assignment following 16 recalls of ice cream products that occurred from 2013 to 2015 due to the presence of pathogens, and an outbreak of listeriosis linked to an ice cream maker in 2015 that involved three deaths.  To read more….

 


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