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Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS)

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The Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) are a set of standards developed by the FDA, along with selected state program managers, that can be used by the states as a guide for continuous improvement for state food manufacturing programs. The goal of the standards is to leverage resources and share common successes to build systems within state regulatory food programs. The standards promote development of a high-quality state manufactured food regulatory program and include a process for continuous improvement. Gaps are identified, improvement plans are developed and strategic goals are identified. The areas of focus include regulatory foundation, training, inspection programs, auditing, food defense, enforcement and compliance, stakeholder outreach and laboratory services. States choose to implement the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) as an option under their state food inspection contracts. The 2013 MFRPS, as well as the 2010 MFRPS is available in the 'Resources for You' section (left of page).

Questions?? Additional information on the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards can be obtained from Timothy Weigner, Director of OP’s Standards Implementation Staff.

The Office of Partnerships (OP) Standards Implementation Staff (SIS), led by Tim Weigner and a current staff of six MFRPS Specialists, provides support to states implementing or considering implementation of the MFRPS. The MFRPS Specialists are located in the field and assist states with: Self-assessments, gap analysis, technical guidance to promote compliance with the MFRPS, promote sharing and exchange of best practices related to implementation of the MFRPS, and development and improvement of the Standards.


State Manufactured Food Programs