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DC Task Force provides food safety and defense concepts to DC Schools and beyond...

The DC Health Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services has formed a Food Safety Task Force and is a member of the Coalition of Food Protection Task Forces (CFPTF). The CFPTF is a team of State Task Forces that is building and strengthening partnerships to protect and defend the food supply. FDA Office of Partnerships offers a Task Force cooperative agreements to support the convening government, industry, academia, and consumer stakeholders in food safety. DC Health Food Safety Task Force has a partnership agreement which is aimed at fostering communication, cooperation, and collaboration within and among state, local, federal and tribal food protection, public health, agriculture, and regulatory agencies.

Below is the Mission of Coalition:

The Coalition of Food Protection Task Force programs promote communication, collaboration and integration between and amongst state FPTFs and their members, including local, state and federal public health and agriculture food regulatory agencies, law enforcement, academia, industry, consumers, state legislators, and other food protection stakeholders to:

1. Promote voluntary compliance with human and animal food laws and regulations;

2. Prevent human and animal foodborne illness and contamination; and

3. Improve local, state and multi-jurisdictional human and animal food emergency surveillance, response and post-response systems.

The DC Health Food Safety Task Force contributed to this Coalition by sharing the information provided to DC schools regarding food safety. Please click this link to learn more about that information.

For additional information or questions, please feel free to reach out to the DC Health Food Safety Task Force at [email protected].