Conference-Developed Guides and Documents

As a result of the Issue Submission process, including deliberation and acceptance, the Conference for Food Protection may form a Committee that is charged with producing a guidance document related to retail food safety.

The guidance documents are drafted through a representative Committee process and submitted back to the Conference for final review and approval. The guidance documents may be used by the FDA, other regulatory agencies, and the food industry and may be referenced in the Food Code. They are available to any interested parties.

2014 IT Sub-committee "White Paper"

Design and Development of an Inspection Results Collection/Reporting System

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Assessment of Training Needs Pilot Project Report

A nationally recognized process for training regulatory Food Safety Inspection Officers (FSIO) responsible for inspections of institutional foodservice, restaurant, and retail food establishments

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CFP Beef Grinding Log Template Guidance Document

A document recommending a set of practices and procedures for the production of raw ground beef at various types of retail food establishments.

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CFP CFSRP Pilot Project Information
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Comprehensive Guidance for Food Recovery Programs
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Crosswalk - Phases of Food Incident Response

This FSMAFederal-State Integration Team Crosswalk document is a visual representation of the essential response program components that address the roles and responsibilities of the food regulatory program at each phase of a food incident response.

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Crosswalk - Requirements for Foodborne Illness Training Programs Based on Standard 5

This Crosswalk document follows the Crosswalk - Phases of Food Incident Response

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Conference for Food Protection (CFP) Field Training Manual for Regulatory Retail Food Safety Inspection Officers (5-31-13 CFP Update)

Conference for Food Protection (CFP) Field Training Manual for Regulatory Retail Food Safety Inspection Officers (5-31-13 CFP Update)

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Food Contact and Utensil Barrier Usage Committee

Barriers to Bare Hand Contact Training Manual and PowerPoint presentations in English and Spanish

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Food Establishment Inspection Report

Food Establishment Inspection Report Form Template

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Emergency Action Plan for Retail Food Establishment
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Guidance Document for a Model Wild-­harvested Mushroom Program
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Guidance for Unattended Food Establishments

Minimum Requirements for an Unattended Food Establishment

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Plan Review for Food Establishments 2016

Plan Review Guidance Document

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Recommended Guidance for Permanent Outdoor Cooking at Permanent Food Est.

Outdoor Cooking Guidance for Plan Review 2014

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Recommended Guidance for Mobile Food Establishments

MFE Guidance Document 2014

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Sanitation Practices Standard Operating Procedures and Good Retail Practices to Minimize Contamination and Growth of Listeria monocytogenes within Food Establishments
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STANDARD 8 STAFFING LEVEL ASSESSMENT WORKBOOK; INSTRUCTION GUIDE

Instruction guidance document to use with the Standard 8 Staffing Level editable Excel Workbook

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Standard 8 Staffing Level (FTE to Inspection Ratio) Assessment Workbook (Excel) - 11.13.2015

This is the Editable (Excel) Workbook that coincides with the STANDARD 8 STAFFING LEVEL ASSESSMENT WORKBOOK; INSTRUCTION GUIDE

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Temperature Control for Safety Committee Survey

Temperature Controlled for Safety (TCS) Food Implementation Committee of Council I - Attachments to Issue 2006-I-007 (Committee Roster, Survey Summary, Final Report and TCS Guidance Document)

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Temporary Food Establishments 2011

A guide to assist regulatary jurisdictions and any other organization in assuring safe food in temporary food facilities

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Uniform Inspection Program Audit Pilot Project Report

The Certification of Food Safety Regulatory Profession (CFSRP) Work Group of Conference for Food Protection (CFP), and representatives of the Food and Drug Administration were tasked to create and pilot a multi-tiered process for training and standardizing Food Safety Inspection Officers (FSIOs).

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Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Clearinghouse Workgroup – Q&A
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Voluntary National Retail Food Program Standards - Competence of Inspectors Infographic

Infograph Identifying the relevance of meeting the Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards to Industry

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