The Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) establish a uniform foundation for the design and management of state programs responsible for the regulation of manufactured food facilities. The development and implementation of these program standards will assist federal and state programs to better direct their regulatory activities toward reducing foodborne illness hazards in food plants. With this project, the State of Georgia will enhance its ability to remove implicated food products from commerce when there is evidence that such products are adulterated or misbranded under the provisions of applicable state and federal laws. It will enable the Georgia Department of Agriculture to strive toward full conformance with MFRPS Standard 5 (food- related illness and outbreak response). If funded under this cooperative agreement application, Georgia will continue to strive toward full conformance with the MFRPS as we build capacity in a food safety program focused on public health, while working in collaboration with FDA and other stakeholders as part of an Integrated Food Safety System.

Public Health Relevance

Georgia will continue to strive toward full conformance with MFRPS as we build capacity in a food safety program focused on public health, while working in collaboration with FDA and other stakeholders as part of an Integrated Food Safety System. With this project, the State of Georgia will enhance its ability to remove implicated food products from commerce when there is evidence that such products are adulterated or misbranded under the provisions of applicable state and federal laws. It will enable the Georgia Department of Agriculture to strive toward full conformance with MFRPS Standard 5.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research Demonstration--Cooperative Agreements (U18)
Project #
5U18FD004697-03
Application #
8699636
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Georgia State Department of Agriculture
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30334