3-A Committee on Sanitary Procedures
Mission Statement: To serve as IAFP representatives to the 3-A Sanitary Standards Committee; to provide ideas for IAFP Symposia, Roundtables, White Papers, Webinars and program ideas to the 3-A Sanitary Standards Annual Meeting
July 14, 2024
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1. Recognize that the 3-A Committee on Sanitary Procedures is a standing committee that is outlined in the bylaws and not a PDG.
Board Response: Standing committees provide operational or functional support to IAFP while Special committees provide support services to IAFP. The 3-A Committee on Sanitary Procedures fits in the definition of Special committees.
3-A is recommending the Board add a PDG specifically
Board Response: PDGs already cover the subject of FSMA, but if a new PDG is warranted, a group of Members can request to start a new one.
3-A is requesting the Board approve the installation
of new Co-Chairpersons Carianne (Cari) EndertKlaasen,
Michigan Department of Agriculture and
Rural Development and Brook Leguineche, Idaho
State Department of Agriculture; also approve
Steven Sims, FDA as Vice Chair.
Board Response: Agree.
The 3-A CSP requests that the IAFP Board of Directors
consider the following proposed “Mission Statement”
changes in regard to this Committee. Mission: To serve
as IAFP representatives to the 3-A Sanitary Standards
Committee: to provide ideas for IAFP Symposia, Roundtables, White Papers, Webinars and program ideas to the 3-A Sanitary Standards Annual Meeting.
Board Response: Agree.
The group suggests including pet food in the IAFP scope, mission, or vision. This is based on small children possibly ingesting pet food, the storage of pet food in residential pantries with human food, and the fact that more people have pets than children.
Board Response: The IAFP Constitution sets out “food” as the Association’s focus. We welcome Members with a “pet food” focus, but do not see a need to change the scope, mission or vision at this time.
The group suggests forming a new PDG for pet food.
Board Response: Members may form a PDG by requesting to the Board to hold an organizational meeting. Once it is shown that there is enough interest, the PDG can be approved.