Upcoming FDA Retail Food Protection Seminar Will Feature NEHA-FDA RFFM Workshops

​FDA 2021 Retail Food Protection Seminar Will Feature NEHA-FDA RFFM Workshops

FDA has annoucned that registration for the 2021 FDA Retail Food Protection Seminar is now open! Being held September 13-16, 2021, this free event is open to all interested in retail food safety, including all state, local, territorial and tribal regulators, standardized officers, industry and academia.


September 13 and 14 will include general sessions for all attendees. Highlights include:

  • Keynote address on The New Era of Smarter Food Safety from Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, FDA.
  • New funding opportunities for retail food regulatory programs.
  • Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative, challenge studies, the FDA deli risk factor study results, and much more.


On September 15, attendees are invited to participate in one of five breakout sessions. These sessions will provide a great opportunity to connect with your colleagues from the Northeast, Central, Southeast, Pacific or Southwest. All the sessions at this seminar will be recorded and available for later viewing for one year by all registered attendees on the meeting website. 


On September 16, Four NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program (RFFM) workshops will be featured. The workshops are designed to help regulatory jurisdictions apply for FDA funding under the NEHA-FDA RFFM. The workshop schedule is:

1:00 PM ET: How to Create a Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan (CSIP)

2:00 PM ET: How to Create a Project Implementation Plan (PIP)

3:00 PM ET: How to use NEHA’s grant portal to submit a grant application

4:00 PM ET: Optional Resources to assist with navigating the RFFM


Click below to register and learn more! (Note: The website functions better in Google Chrome than Internet Explorer. You must register even if you plan on watching onlu recorded sessions at a later time. Participants will receive a registration confirmation email shortly after registering.  An additional email notification will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the seminar with instructions on accessing the Virtual Meeting Platform.)


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Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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