Leadership, Management and Workforce Development
Sharing Session - 60 Minutes
As we learn more about nationwide Hepatitis A, Salmonella, and E. coli outbreaks, state and local health departments are being required to establish best practices and metrics for their regulatory programs. One valuable tool that many health departments have successfully used is the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. These standards help to improve program management and to implement best practices that enhance the quality of public health services.
Since 2012, the Food and Drug Administration has offered funding opportunities for work in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS). The presentation will discuss the different funding opportunities, the historical data related to the funding, the work that has been done by grantees and the current opportunities for 2019. The presentation will also discuss the future of funding for the VNRFRPS and offer time to receive feedback from attendees on Retail Standards Program funding.