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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 April 30, 2019, please click on the view recordings link.

News and Updates for State Task Forces

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Modernizing Food Standards of Identity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it will hold a 
public meeting on September 27, 2019, to give interested parties an opportunity to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize food standards of identity and to provide information about changes the FDA could make to existing standards of identity.  FDA is particularly interested in changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods, often referred to as horizontal changes, to provide flexibility for manufacturers to develop healthier foods. FDA is particularly interested in changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods, often referred to as horizontal changes, to provide flexibility for manufacturers to develop healthier foods and to facilitate innovation.  For more information….


Tropical Storm Dorian

As Tropical Storm Dorian is currently forecasted to impact Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has resources to help growers who may be affected by the impacts to their crops from severe weather conditions.  The FDA’s Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption provides the information that producers can use as they assess potential damage to their food crops. This guidance is an important resource for the growers who produce and market these crops, as they are responsible for assuring the safety of flood-affected food crops for human consumption. For more information……


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