The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated informational document about the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. This document includes answers to common questions about implementation of the Retail Program Standards. The Clearinghouse Work Group developed the answers in response to questions from state, local, tribal, and territorial retail food regulatory programs.
The Clearinghouse Work Group was established in 2002 to provide interpretations in response to questions about the implementation of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. Membership is comprised of representatives from state, local, and tribal retail food regulatory programs, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Conference for Food Protection.