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FDA Stakeholder Conference Call to Discuss the Draft Retail Flexible Funding Model (RFFM), September 24, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Posted on September 19, 2019

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

Dear Colleagues,

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) will host a Stakeholder Conference Call on September 24, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT, to present the concept and design of the draft Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) Flexible Funding Model (FFM), share feedback previously received from stakeholders and trends identified, and solicit additional feedback.

ORA’s Office of Partnerships and Office of State Cooperative Programs have presented the vision for a draft VNRFRPS FFM, henceforth referred to as Retail Flexible Funding Model, cooperative agreement at a number of national and regional conferences. The objectives of these funding programs are to advance FDA's retail strategic goals of reducing foodborne illness risk factor occurrence and promoting full conformance with the VNRFRPS. We hope to make this new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) available in Fiscal Year 2021.

This call is intended for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) regulatory and public health agency officials and retail food professional association stakeholders who were not able to view the presentation at a previous conference, need further clarification, or would like to provide additional feedback.


Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT


Phone Number: (800) 857-5383

Participant Passcode: 1543076

*After you have typed in the phone number and numerical participant passcode above using your keypad, you will be asked by the automated voice capture system to verbally provide your name and organization slowly and clearly with spelling before being placed in the audio portion of the conference call. Please do not enter your name and organization using your phone keypad – you must verbally provide your name and organization (ensure that your mute button is off). After dialing in to the audio portion of the call, click on the “WebEx” link below to view the slides that will be displayed during the call.


Conference number: PWXW9523520

Participant passcode: 1543076

WebEx Link:

NOTE: Webex Required Download: To use Webex to view slides presented during the call, participants must have the Webex Event Manager installed prior to joining. To download the Event Manager, see the instructions on the Webex Downloads page.

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