Conference for Food Protection

2018 Biennial Meeting

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Issue Number: Council II 019

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PSC 7 - Training of Food Safety Regulatory Professionals

Issue you would like the Conference to consider

A tremendous amount of work has been completed on the National Curriculum Standard (NCS) to date. The training content is still in development, with 26 on-line courses anticipated to be available by the Fall of 2018. This is an open sourced project and International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) has a cooperative agreement with FDA for the development of the training courses. Work is continuing for the development of competencies in other content areas of the Curriculum Framework. Once the competencies are completed in a content area, learning experiences (e.g. courses, job aids, On the Job Training (OJT), etc.) can be developed. It is a long-term project to complete the competencies and learning experiences for all content areas. The CFP Program Standards Committee asks the Conference to continue the work on the assigned charges as listed below.

2016 II-015 subcommittee report, NCS Background Information and CFSRP Background Information are provided as supporting attachments to Issue titled: Report - Program Standards Committee (PSC)

Public Health Significance

Continued collaboration with FDA Office of Training Education and Development (OTED), and the Partnership for Food Protection Training and Certification Workgroup (PFP TCWG) will eliminate the potential for redundancy of work related to the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS.)

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

that the Program Standards Committee, a CFP standing committee, be charged during the 2018-2020 biennium to continue work originally assigned via Issue 2016-II-015 by collaborating with the FDA Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) and the Partnership for Food Protection Training and Certification Workgroup (PFP TCWG) to:

  1. Continue review of initiatives (existing, new or under development) involving the training, evaluation and/or certification of food safety inspection officers to ensure the sharing of information and eliminate unnecessary redundancy in the creation of work products or assignments of tasks/responsibilities.
  2. Review the results of the PFP TCWG recommendations for the nationally recognized Retail Food Curriculum based on the Retail Food Competency and Curriculum Framework to determine if changes are needed in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) Standard 2 curriculum; including, but not limited to:
    a) Identifying any gaps and recommendations for change; and
    b) Reviewing the time frame for completion of Standard 2, Steps 1 through 4, for new hires or staff newly assigned to regulatory retail food protection programs.
  3. Continue to assess if any changes will be needed in VNRFRPS Standard 2 - Trained Regulatory Staff to provide better alignment with Standard 4 of the VNRFRPS.
  4. Report back findings and recommendations to the 2020 Biennial Meeting of the Conference for Food Protection.

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