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Enhancing State Programs within the NCDA & CS by advancing efforts to maintain Manufactured Foods Regulatory Program Standards; Rapid Response Team; and Food Protection Task Force Programs.


Project Summary ? MFRPSThe Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards establishes a uniform foundation for thedesign and management of the State programs responsible for the regulation of food facilities.The elements of the program standards describe best practices of a high quality regulatoryprogram. Achieving conformance with them will require comprehensive self-assessments.These assessments will encourage continuous improvement and innovation. The goal is toimplement and maintain a risk-based food safety program. The continued enhancement andmaintenance of the program standards will better direct regulatory activities toward reducingfoodborne illness hazards and increase the safety of the food supply.

Gaines, Daniel
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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