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    New Era of Food Safety Update

    Guest presenters: FDA Deputy Commissioner, Frank Yannis and AFDO Director of Communications, Brooke Benschoter

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    Minnesota's Food Innovation Team (FIT)

    FIT helps answer questions and assist food business owners (FBOs) in navigating Minnesota’s food licensing and regulatory environment.

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    AFDO Podcast: Got Task Force?

    AFDO sat down with Iowa's Jennifer Pierquet (now a member of the AFDO staff) and Jennifer Bonsky, MFRPS Coordinator and RRT Specialist Food and Dairy Division for the state of Michigan, to talk about the value of task forces

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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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    FDA COVID-19 Briefing for Foods Stakeholders

    FDA will host a stakeholder call on Wednesday, March 18th at 3:45 p.m. ET to discuss food safety and food supply questions 

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    New Release

    Third Edition of the CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response

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    Messaging During COVID: Iowa

    We wanted to get important information out to our license holders about COVID-19 and how it would affect their business as quickly as possible.

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 New Era of Food Safety webinar that was presented in September 2020, please click on the view recording link.

Coalition Task Force Upcoming Meetings and Past Meetings

Task Forces Best Practices

Food Protection Task Forces best practices document has been posted to the AFDO Food Protection Program Portal.

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Recent Outbreak Investigations & Recalls

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