Conference for Food Protection Project Summary The Conference for Food Protection is a nonprofit organization established in 1971. The structure of the Conference provides a representative and equitable partnership of regulatory, industry, academia and consumer professionals. The goal of the Conference is to identify problems, formulate recommendations and develop practices that promote food safety and consumer protection. The Conference convenes a meeting every two years with work being carried on by committees and the Executive Board between these biennial meetings. Food security concerns, the ever-changing world of foodborne illness, rapidly developing food technologies and marketing innovations challenge all groups to work together. The success of the Conference is a function of its structure, its process and the expertise and collaborative spirit of its members. A major focus of the Conference for Food Protection is collaborating with the USDA and FDA to disseminate information regarding food safety matters that fall under their jurisdiction The Biennial Conference produces recommendations from three councils, with regard to the FDA Model Food Code, which the Conference for Food Protection's Executive Director communicates through a letter of recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration. Conference for Food Protection September 2013

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Conference for Food ProtectionGOALSThe Conference for Food Protection is a nonprofit organization established in 1971. Thestructure of the Conference provides a representative and equitable partnership ofregulatory; industry; academia and consumer professionals. The goal of the Conferenceis to identify problems; formulate recommendations and develop practices that promotefood safety and consumer protection. The Conference convenes a meeting every twoyears with work being carried on by committees and the Executive Board between thesebiennial meetings.Food security concerns; the ever-changing world of foodborne illness; rapidly-developingfood technologies and marketing innovations challenge all groups to work together. Thesuccess of the Conference is a function of its structure; its process and the expertise andcollaborative spirit of its members.The objective of the Conference is to promote food safety and consumer protection by: Identifying and addressing problems in the production; processing; packaging; distribution; sale and service of foods; Focusing on and facilitating food protection programs governing the food service; retail food store and food vending segments of the food industry; Adopting sound; uniform procedures that will be accepted by food regulatory agencies and industry and promoting these procedures among States; territories and the District of Columbia; Establishing a working liaison among governmental agencies; industry; academic institutions; professional associations and consumer groups concerned with foodsafety; Coordinating with the USDA and FDA to disseminate information regarding food safety matters that fall under their jurisdiction. Especially with regard to the FDA Model Food Code.Conference for Food Protection September; 2013

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
1R13FD005053-01
Application #
8747689
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1-SRC (99))
Project Start
2014-05-05
Project End
2015-04-30
Budget Start
2014-05-05
Budget End
2015-04-30
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Conference for Food Protection
Department
Type
DUNS #
025157822
City
Portland
State
OR
Country
United States
Zip Code
97215