The Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO) has announced the launch of a new developed "Food Protection Program Portal," designed to provide food safety regulatory officials with useful information concerning food safety regulatory programs, pending and/or recently passed state legislation relating to food safety and more.
The portal contains information on license fees, inspection frequency policies, inspector to establishment ratio, 2012 and 2013 enacted state food safety laws, proposed state food safety legislation, and updates on federal legislation. It also contains resources like a Subject Matter Expert (SME) Registry, Topical Index for Laws and Guidance, Directory of State and Local Officials, the Rapid Response Team (RRT’s) Best Practices Manual (2013), and the Issues and Concerns with Imported Foods guidance document. The Topical Index for Laws and Guidance currently has over 700 documents that can be easily accessed by topic or state.
The portal is located on the AFDO websites homepage www.afdo.org and is available to food safety regulatory officials regardless of their AFDO membership status.?