Illinois Retail Program Standards Network Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop

Join the Illinois Program Standards Network for an in-person Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop in Peoria, IL April 22-24, 2024.

Targeted for program managers or those directly responsible for conducting program self-assessments and preparing for verification audits, the Standards Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Workshop will provide an overview of the Retail Program Standards criteria and an in-depth understanding of the self-assessment and verification audit processes, worksheets, and forms.

Priority registration is given to jurisdictions in Illinois. However, this two-and-a-half-day workshop is open to all jurisdictions enrolled in the Retail Food Program Standards. Seats are limited to two participants per jurisdiction.

Registration is now open, but space is limited, sign up today!

Workshop Overview

The workshop will enable participants to:

  • Identify the requirements for each of the nine Retail Food Program Standards;
  • Explore various approaches to meeting the criteria within the Retail Food Program Standards;
  • Use the Retail Food Program Standards worksheets and forms to complete a verification audit of a jurisdiction’s self-assessment against the criteria contained in the standards; and
  • Use the worksheets and forms to electronically compile and maintain results.

Interactive workshop exercises have been developed for each of the nine Retail Food Program Standards and are designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in preparation for conducting a self-assessment or a verification audit.

Workshop Prerequisites

Participants should have a good understanding of the criteria contained in each of the nine Retail Program Standards. An orientation on using FDA’s Retail Program Standards website, including the downloadable files and worksheets, will be provided at the workshop.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Carolyn.White1@fda.hhs.gov