The Partnership for Food Protection (PFP) is a group of dedicated professionals with roles in protecting the food supply and public health. The PFP coordinates representatives from food safety jurisdictions at all levels of government, as well as regulatory associations and other food safety organizations, who have expertise in food and feed, epidemiology, laboratory, animal health, environment, and public health. They work together to support the implementation of an Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS).

The PFP is led by a Governing Council comprised of 15 members from federal, state, and local agencies with senior policy level and management experience in public health and food safety arenas. The Governing Council is responsible for oversight and management of the overall PFP.

Members of the PFP participate in various dynamic workgroups with a combined mission to advance the IFSS in areas of uniform program standards, training and certification programs, laboratory analysis, data sharing, joint work planning, inspection and enforcement protocols, and emergency response. Learn more about the current workgroups here

 

Governing Council:

Representative

 Organization

   
State  
Claudia Coles  WA Department of Agriculture
Gary Horvath MN Department of Agriculture
Mark Sestak AL Department of Public Health
Bob Waltz Office of the IN State Chemist
Association  
Bob Ehart National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Pat Kennelly Association of Food and Drug Officials
Local  
Roy Kroeger Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Dept (WY)
Pieter Sheehan Fairfax County Dept of Health (VA)
Federal  
Barbara Cassens, Co-Chair FDA - Office of Partnerships
Douglas Stern FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Jeff Farrar FDA - Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine
Tracey Forfa FDA - Center for Veterinary Medicine
David Goldman USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sherri McGarry Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Michael Rogers FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs

 

Workgroup Chairs:

At least two co-chairs lead each Workgroup: one federal representative and one non-federal representative.

PFP Workgroup

 Co-Chair

 Organization

Work Planning, Inspections, and Compliance TBD TBD
Information Technology Lisa Creason FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
Laboratory Science Don Burr
Tim Croley
Tim McGrath
Cindy Mangione
Brenda Jackson 
FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets
NC Department of Agriculture 
Outreach

Ryan Cates
Jessica Badour

Randy Young

FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
GA Department of Agriculture

Association of Food and Drug Officials

Surveillance, Response, Post-Response  Travis Goodman
Matt Doyle
Michael Needham
Brian Saunders 
FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
FDA - Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation
CA Department of Public Health
NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Training and Certification  Allan Bateson
Jim Fear
Angela Montalbano
Michele DiMaggio
FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
FDA - Office of Regulatory Affairs
NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets 
Contra Costa Environmental Health (Concord CA)

PFP Vision: Mutual reliance for a safer food supply               PFP Mission: Collaboration - Sharing Solutions - Solving Problems