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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

For Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials

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20.88 Agreements

The Division of Federal-State Relations coordinates 20.88 confidentiality agreements for State and local government agencies. This agreement is limited to the FDA's streamlined program to share non-public food safety information. Under the streamlined procedures, FDA can rapidly share non-public information, including confidential commercial information and FDA predecisional information, with local and State agencies responsible for food inspection programs and laboratories regarding food-related product information, inspections, enforcement actions, and foodborne illness investigation data and traceback information.

All agreements expire on December 31 and are renewed for a period of three years. Original signatures are required by all persons who receive non-public information.

For additional information or questions about the 20.88 confidentiality commitment agreements, please contact DFSR at dfsr@fda.hhs.gov.