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Partnership for Food Protection (PFP) 10th Anniversary Webinar, August 28, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Posted on August 24, 2018

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

August 23, 2018


Dear Partners:


We want to remind our valued partners of the upcoming Partnership for Food Protection (PFP) 10th Anniversary Webinar that will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT.  We hope that you will be able to participate in this important commemorative event.


The PFP is comprised of dedicated professionals from federal, state, and local governments, as well as trade associations, with roles in protecting the food supply and public health. PFP is the structure used to coordinate representatives from these institutions with expertise in food, feed, epidemiology, laboratory, animal health, environment, and public health to develop and implement an Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS).


Building an Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS) has long been a foundational element of our nation’s strategy for carrying out an effective and efficient food safety program. It is also one of the key themes of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in January 2011.


Since 1998, the FDA has supported a series of 50-State Workshops to help build an IFSS, open to officials from all 50 States, including five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. To implement the recommendations from the 2008 50-State Workshop, the PFP was established. Since its establishment, the PFP has utilized a workgroup structure to help implement the foundational elements to achieve an IFSS, including, but not limited to, uniform program standards, training and certification programs, laboratory analysis best practices, data sharing, joint work planning, inspection and enforcement protocols, and responding quickly to emergencies.


This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of the PFP. To help celebrate all we’ve accomplished in the past decade and to outline its future, the partnership’s Governing Council is hosting the PFP 10th Anniversary Webinar and we invite you to take a look at the Agenda for the event. We also encourage you to share this event with your agency’s leadership and others in your network interested in learning about integration activities and the PFP. Please mark your calendars!



Date/Time:                           Tuesday (Corrected), August 28, 2018 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT


Phone Number:                   (800) 857-5383

Participant Passcode:         3666805


Conference number:          PWXW7956038

Participant passcode:        3666805

Participant WebEx Link:*

*Please note that after you have typed in the numerical participant passcode using your phone keypad, you will be asked to verbally provide your name and affiliation slowly and clearly with spelling before being joined to the audio portion of the call.  Please do not enter your name and affiliation on your keypad – you must verbally provide your name and affiliation so that it can be captured by the automated voice capture system (ensure that your mute button is off).  After you have joined the audio portion of the call, click on the participant WebEx link above to access and view the slides that will be presented during the call.  You must have the WebEx Event Manager already installed on your computer, or run a temporary application of WebEx, to access and view the slides.  To download and install the WebEx Event Manager on your computer before the webinar, see the instructions on the WebEx Downloads page.  Instructions for running a temporary application of WebEx can be easily found on the internet and will vary based on the internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) you are using.


We hope you will tune in! 



Of behalf of the PFP Governing Council

Barbara Cassens and Patrick Kennelly, Co-Chairs 


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