Washington

State Food Protection Task Force

Washington

State Food Protection Task Force

Washington

State Food Protection Task Force

The vision of the Washington State Food Protection Task Force is to:

Identify and address food and feed safety issues within Washington State;

Provide food safety and food defense education opportunities to all stakeholders;

and provide a forum to enhance communication and strengthen partnerships amongst public health partners.

The Washington State Food Protection Task Force (FPTF) operates through a cooperative agreement funding received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The FPTF pulls together all levels of government: federal, state, and local to work together to identify and address food protection issues in Washington State.

Food – Feed – Produce

Member agencies have expertise in food, feed, produce, epidemiology, laboratory, animal health, environment, and public health.

Mission:

  • Identify and address food, feed, and produce safety issues within Washington
  • Provide food, feed, produce safety and defense education opportunities
  • Provide a forum to enhance communication and strengthen partnerships among regulatory agencies, industry, academia, and local government

Current Goals:

  • Maintain a statewide Food Emergency Response Plan (FERP)
  • Maintain a statewide Food Emergency Response Resource Guide (FERRG)
  • Enhance communication and collaboration among WA regulatory laboratories
  • Serve as a forum for laws and regulations that impact multiple regulatory stakeholders
  • Build outreach and awareness for the public and industry of the food and feed regulatory agencies in Washington State
  • Provide information on food and feed safety topics important to industry, academia, consumers and FPTF participants

Upcoming Events

WA Food Protection Task Force (FPTF)

May 30, 2024 from 0830 to 1200 (Virtual)

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Meeting ID: 272 150 290 205        Passcode: kks9V6

FPTF Agenda

Stakeholders may represent:

  • Local, state, tribal, and federal regulatory and public health officials
  • Members of the food and Animal Feed industry and their associations
  • Food and Feed safety consultants
  • Members of academia who represent a diverse group of educators, learners, and learning environments
  • Consumer organizations
  • Law enforcement

All members contribute various perspectives and resources related to foodborne illness prevention, intervention, and response. By working together, the FPTF members help to identify high priority food safety issues within their jurisdiction and find solutions to protect the food supply and public health.

 

 

FALL 2024 – TBD – Date and Agenda

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