AFDO VNRFRPS, Project Proposal for FOA: RFA-FD-13-038PROJECT SUMMARYThe Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) proposes to design a Voluntary NationalRetail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) funding system in support of a nationalintegrated food safety system (IFSS). Project Goals include assisting state, local, tribal andterritorial retail food regulatory programs to achieve greater conformance with the VNRFRPS,facilitating the sharing of successful strategies with other stakeholders through an IFSS website,and supporting implementation of proven and innovative intervention strategies to reduce theoccurrence of foodborne illness risk factors. These goals will be accomplished by establishing ajoint advisory group that includes members from AFDO, FDA and other national organizationsand associations represented by the Council of Association Presidents (CAP), whose outreachcapacity extends to virtually all state and local public health officials. The joint advisory groupwill develop, implement, and manage a funding system that fairly and broadly distributessubawards to state, local, tribal and territorial retail food regulatory programs, for completion ofprojects and training to enhance conformance with the VNRFRPS. Achieving project goals andobjectives will lead to advancement of an IFSS through the financial and programmatic supportof innovative VNRFRPS projects, and through enhanced sharing of successful strategiesamong food regulatory partners at all levels. We further expect the project to promote goodwillbetween FDA Regional Retail Food Specialists and other FDA staff, and State, local, tribal andterritorial staff members through joint participation in a simple and straightforward fundingprocess that distributes project funding broadly and fairly, and offers excellent technicalassistance. Ultimately, the safety, security, and defense of the United States food supply willimprove through the completion of this project.AFDO_VNRFRPS_Project_Summary Page 1 of 1

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AFDO VNRFRPS; Project Proposal for FOA: RFA-FD-13-038PROJECT NARRATVEThis Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) project entitled Designing a VoluntaryNational Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) Funding System inSupport of a National Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS) is intended to facilitate long-term improvements to the national food safety system by assisting state; local; tribal andterritorial retail food regulatory programs to:? Achieve greater conformance with the VNRFRPS;? Facilitate the sharing of successful strategies with other stakeholders through an IFSS website; and? Support implementation of proven and innovative intervention strategies to reduce the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors.These three goals will significantly advance a national integrated food safety system andeffectively fulfill the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).AFDO_VNRFRPS_Project_Narrative Page 1 of 1

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Type
Research Demonstration--Cooperative Agreements (U18)
Project #
1U18FD005016-01
Application #
8703375
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1-SRC (99))
Project Start
2013-09-25
Project End
2016-09-24
Budget Start
2013-09-25
Budget End
2014-09-24
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Association of Food and Drug Officials
Department
Type
DUNS #
194580973
City
York
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
17402