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Annex 2 - Performance Goal II Activities

 

Performance Goal II: 

  1. A. Enroll 15 percent (450) of the eligible jurisdictions (3000) in the Program Standards by October 1, 2010. 
  2. B. Have at least 50 percent of the enrolled jurisdictions each meet 25 percent of the Standards as verified by an audit by October 1, 2010.

(Note: Bold font indicates that the activity has been completed)

 


1997 

  • Conduct five (5) grassroots meetings (1/Region) to determine components of a National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards.


1998

  • Compile preliminary report on the Grassroots meetings. Disseminate summary to stakeholders.
  • Initiate development of the nine (9) Program Standards for Regulatory Retail Food Programs.


1999  

  • Complete Program Standards draft.
  • Initiate pilot project with seven (7) jurisdictions. Conduct self-assessments using the Standards.


2000

  • Pilot projects completed.
  • Summary reports from pilot jurisdictions submitted to the Conference for Food Protection.
  • Conference for Food Protection endorses the concept and provides input to FDA for enhancing the Standards.
  • Specialists provide Standards orientation to regulatory jurisdictions at Regional Seminars and one-on-one visits.


2001 

  • Standards revised/updated based on CFP and pilot jurisdictions input.
  • Program Standards training provided to all Specialists via Pictel.
  • Program Standards posted on FDA Web site.
  • Conduct five regional workshops for regulatory jurisdictions interested in using the Standards.


2002 

  • Enroll 60 regulatory jurisdictions to conduct self-assessments and strategic plans using the Standards.
  • Conduct follow-up workshops (1/region) for enrolled and interested regulatory jurisdictions.
  • Establish Clearinghouse Workgroup to provide interpretations/information on Standards in coordination with CFP.
  • Increase exposure of the premise and substance of the Program Standards at National meetings e.g., NEHA, IAFP.
  • Submit Standards to CFP for endorsement via CFP Accreditation Committee.
  • Examine use of social marketing to promote implementation and understanding of the Standards. Conduct workshop at CFP.
  • Develop a social marketing action plan for Program Standards (moved to 2005 due to need to obtain financial resources to accomplish key initiatives).
  • Create brochure or 1-page fact sheet and other tools to market the Standards.
  • Hold strategic planning workshop for enrolled jurisdictions to help provide a number of model strategic plans.
  • Provide model Planning document to State, Local, and other jurisdictions. (Re-evaluation of stakeholders needs indicated that this was not a viable objective).
  • Provide all Level I training courses as web-based courses (All completed in 2003 with the exception of Communication course).
  • Disseminate information on web-based courses during the April 2002 CFP Meeting, NEHA AEC, and AFDO conference.
  • Work with sponsoring organizations of national awards that recognize state & local programs to encourage use of the Program Standards as the criteria for ranking applications.
  • Interact with FDA & State regulatory reps to provide practical application of the Program Standards, meet with states and locals, and incorporate Standards discussion into curriculum of all DHRD retail courses.
  • Beginning FY 2002 and until at least 2004, reexamine need for CEOs and gather information from organizations that conduct audits.
  • Beginning FY 2002 and until at least 2004, establish criteria for auditors & submit draft through the CFP consensus building process.


2003 

  • Revise instructions for use of the Appendices to the Standards; reformat as “cookbooks” for each Standard.
  • Develop training course(s) for national team members on the principles of systems auditing as they relate to food safety and security.
  • Complete and distribute Guidance on conducting Level I audits.
  • Enroll number of jurisdictions identified in the Work plan.
  • Provide Baseline Data Collection Instruction Manual to the second year participants.
  • Develop procedure for modifying Program Standards that includes vetting changes through the CFP.
  • Incorporate biosecurity provisions into Program Standards.
  • Conduct follow-up workshops regionally, as needed. Continue to incorporate Standards discussions into Regional Seminars.
  • Develop and deliver workshops on state Task Force objectives and Program Standards.
  • Through FY 2004, Continue dissemination and promotion of the Standards and the assessment process by the “pioneers” of the Standards (states experienced in their use).
  • Complete the association of ORA-U training courses with the curriculum criteria in Program Standard 2.


2004 

  • Enroll the number of jurisdictions identified in the Work plan
  • Continue to assist jurisdictions with technical assistance on baseline protocol (previous year enrollees).
  • Provide auditor training for Specialists and other potential auditors.
  • Work with the CFP Program Standards Committee regarding issues that may be submitted to CFP.
  • Initiate revisions to the Standards based on CFP recommendations.
  • Integrate discussions regarding the Program Standards into the agenda of Regional Retail Food Seminars.
  • Provide presentations at the Conference for Food Protection, IAFP and other meetings pertaining to innovations in retail food programs.
  • Complete Communications course for Level I training as a web-based course.
  • Complete the electronic cross-reference/link of ORA-U training courses with the curriculum criteria in Program Standard 2 to facilitate stakeholders’ completion of the Standard.
  • Institute electronic tracking software for Program Standards contacts, enrollment information, etc.
  • Assess and evaluate the challenges to Program Standards enrollment and develop talking points that highlight the benefits of enrollment.



2005

  • Enroll the number of jurisdictions identified in the Work plan.
  • Conduct audits of Program Standards where requested. Provide technical assistance on audit process.
  • Continue technical assistance on baseline protocol.
  • Integrate discussions regarding the Program Standards into the agenda of Regional Retail Food Seminars.
  • Develop timeline and action plan for marketing Program Standards.


2006 

  • Develop an FDA tool for auditing the auditor; expand course as needed.
  • Enroll the number of jurisdictions identified in the Work plan.
  • Conduct audits of Program Standards where requested or provide technical assistance on the audit process.
  • Provide technical assistance on baseline protocol.
  • Conduct workshops as part of the Regional Seminar.
  • Develop auditor validation protocol.
  • Submit CFP issues.
  • Revise Standards per CFP input.


2007 

  • Enroll number of jurisdictions per Work Plan.
  • Conduct audits when requested /provide technical assistance.
  • Provide technical assistance on Baseline protocol.
  • Conduct workshops as part of the Regional Seminars.
  • Provide training on the auditor validation protocol.


2008 

  • Enroll number of jurisdictions per Work plan.
  • Conduct audits when requested/provide technical assistance.
  • Provide technical assistance on Baseline protocol.
  • Validation of audits.
  • Conduct Workshops.
  • CFP Issues.
  • Revise Standards.


2009

  • Enroll number of jurisdictions per Work plan.
  • Conduct audits when requested/provide technical assistance.
  • Provide technical assistance on Baseline protocol.
  • Validation of audits.
  • Conduct Workshops.


2010

  • Enroll number of jurisdictions per Work plan.
  • Conduct audits when requested/provide technical assistance.
  • Provide technical assistance on Baseline protocol.
  • Validation of audits.
  • Conduct Workshops.
  • CFP Issues.
  • Assess Performance Indicators/Goals.
  • Revise Operational Plan based on Performance Indicators.