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Conformance Project Agreement to Meet and Enhance Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards


Wisconsin's Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection(DATCP) requests $375,000 for one year to achieve, maintain and enhance fullconformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards(MFRPS) and further increase the capacity of Wisconsin?s food safety regulatoryprogram to protect public health and safeguard the food supply. The US Foodand Drug Administration (FDA) developed the MFRPS program as a tool topromote uniformity and cooperation among federal, state and local agenciesresponsible for regulating manufactured food establishments.The Bureau of Food and Recreational Businesses first enrolled in the MFRPSprogram in 2007 as one of five states to pilot the standards. The Bureaucompleted an initial baseline assessment, developed a strategic improvementplan, and participated in an FDA Program Assessment Validation Audit(PAVA). In 2012 the Bureau participated in its 36-month PAVA, and at its 60-month audit in 2014, Wisconsin was found in full conformance with all 10Standards (2013 version). In 2016, at the 84-month audit, FDA auditors foundroom for improvement in Standard 2, training records. Since then the Bureauhas implemented most of the additional requirements of the 2016 MFRPS.This one-year cooperative agreement will allow Wisconsin to continue its effortsto implement its strategic improvement plan and achieve, maintain and enhancefull-conformance with the standards through such tasks as:? Modernizing our regulatory foundation by adopting the modernized GMP?s and Preventive Controls for Human Food (CFR 117) into our Wisconsin Administrative Code? Maintaining and expanding our quality assurance system that includes annual program audits of inspection reports, field inspections, and sampling, and an annual performance review of the compliance system? Improving document control and record-keeping by implementing a document control policy via SharePoint, and better reporting and tracking training, particularly field training? Incorporating MFRPS processes and FSMA risk categorization into our inspections and licensing systemIn addition, Wisconsin will actively participate in MFRPS meetings, training, andaudits to share information with other regulatory agencies.

Haase, Peter
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection
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