CFP-NACCHO Research Project

The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) is collaborating with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) on a two-year research project designed to further the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) food regulatory agencies to improve retail food safety and reduce foodborne illness across the United States. Funding for this project is made available through a cooperative agreement with the Food and Drug Administration. The success of this project will be enhanced by input from all CFP constituent groups.

Click HERE for a copy of the CFP-NACCHO Research Project Proposal.

Click HERE for a PDF of Information about the Food Safety Advisory Group

Click HERE for a PDF of the Retail Food Safety Advisory Group Charter

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Posted 01/22/2021:

Click HERE for a PDF report titled:

New Qualitative Study Investigates Factors Associated with Local Health Departments' Initial and Continual Enrollment in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

For retail food regulatory programs, enrollment in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) signifies a commitment to the continuous improvement of a program's policies, procedures, and operations that drive improved compliance with recommended food handling practices. To understand why certain local health jurisdictions unenroll or never enroll in the Retail Program Standards, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) conducted a study in 2020 revealing that a lack of support from state or parent agencies, competing priorities, and resource constraints play a major role in jurisdictions unenrolling or never enrolling. The study concludes with clear recommendations for why retail food regulatory program managers could benefit from the continual collaboration of FDA, NACCHO, and partner organizations to build on existing opportunities providing funding, technical assistance, and other resources.

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ARCHIVED INFORMATION:

NACCHO and CFP Seeks Recruits for 2020-2022 Food Safety Advisory Group (FSAG)

To advise NACCHO and CFP on the project aims, the organizations are seeking 10-15 state, local, tribal, and territorial health department professionals, retail food industry professionals, and retail food association staff to become part of a Food Safety Advisory Group (FSAG). The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM ET on November 6, 2020. Members will be notified of the status of their application on the week of November 16.

Click HERE for a copy of the FSAG Recruitment Announcement -- a hyperlink to the FSAG application is available on the 2nd page of this announcement.

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CFP is seeking to fill the following positions for this two-year project.
T
he deadline to apply is October 15, 2020.

  • Research Project Leader (full-time position):

Click HERE for a copy of the Research Project Leader Job Announcement

Click HERE for a copy of the Research Project Leader Position Description

Click HERE for a copy of the Research Project Leader Position Application Form

  • Research Project Support Staff (half-time position):

Click HERE for a copy of the Research Project Support Staff Job Announcement

Click HERE for a copy of the Research Project Support Staff Position Description

Click HERE for a copy of the Research Project Support Staff Position Application Form

Questions regarding these positions may be directed to Dr. David McSwane, Executive Director of the CFP via email at dmcswane.cfp@gmail.com or by calling 317-696-0573.