The online Self-Assessment and Verification Audit Series provides detailed information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards, including how-to instruction for enrollment and advancement in conformance. This series of 10 self-guided courses is designed for program managers and others directly responsible for conducting program self-assessments or verification audits.
A free, online training module developed to help stakeholders, including all levels of government and industry, understand the foundational policy principles of the Food Code including its structure, nomenclature, and conventions.
The SAVA tool assists enrolled state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions in monitoring and tracking their progress with the Retail Program Standards.
This study identified and assessed the implementation of risk factor interventions currently employed by local retail food regulatory programs enrolled in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards, with a focus on Standard 9.
This issue brief investigated the benefits of state and local retail food regulatory programs participating in state- and region-wide networks aimed at achieving conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs' Office of Training Education and Development (OTED) provides free training to state, local and tribal regulatory partners in both online and in-classroom formats.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) New Era of Smarter Food Safety is a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system.
Adopting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Code can be a
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code is a model that encompasses guidelines and provisions to best ensure that food offered at retail food establishments and in food service is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.
The Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards lay a foundation and develop a system for continuous improvement that is compatible with both traditional and emerging approaches to food safety. These standards reinforce good retail practices in an effort to reduce the occurrence of risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness.