AFFI is committed to advancing food safety throughout the frozen supply chain and advocating for science-based regulations.
Current Key Issues
Supporting a Risk-Based Approach to Food Safety Policy that Promotes Public Health: We support the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) establishing a modern, risk-based approach to food safety, pursuant to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and as mandated by Congress. We ask FDA to:
Recognize that frozen foods do not support the growth of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and are thus a low-risk food.
Maintain transparent, scientifically credible and responsible risk-based approaches to food safety, including during programs such as the frozen berry sampling assignment for enteric viruses.
Leading with Science: AFFI invests in scientific research to ensure the safety of frozen foods. This science guides the development of our best food safety practices to prevent foodborne risks and helps ensure that the U.S. food supply remains the safest in the world. We also bring together the food safety and scientific community at the annual Food Safety Forum to discuss the pressing food safety issues and inform future policy.
Disseminating Best Practices Across the Supply Chain: Based on science, AFFI works with its members and the broader frozen food industry to develop best practices aimed at the control and prevention of foodborne risks. AFFI’s Food Safety Zone serves as a one-stop food safety resource for all frozen food companies. The tools on this website are available for download so they can be applied to the food safety plans of our industry companies.
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