Committees are the backbone of AFDO. Please take a moment to learn a little more about each of our committees.
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The Administration Committee reviews the Association’s constitution, by-laws, procedures, and policies; proposed recommended changes, additions, or deletions in an annual report; and identifies potential impacts to the Association. The committee may use interviews, surveys, workshops, or whatever necessary tools will deliver useful supporting data.
This committee serves AFDO membership by providing a link between regulatory and industry members. Associates provide input to the President through serving as associate advisors to committees and assist in identifying topics and speakers for the Annual Conference.
This committee exists to assist AFDO membership in establishing policies, posture and opinions related to Drug, Device and Cosmetic Safety Issues. The Committee serves AFDO by drafting positions, providing technical assistance to the Laws and Regulations Committee, advising membership on current issues and representing AFDO at selected meetings.
This committee exists to assist AFDO membership in establishing policies, postures, and opinions related to food safety issues. The committee serves AFDO by drafting positions, providing technical assistance to the Laws and Regulations Committee, advising membership of current issues, and representing AFDO at selected meetings.
A forum for discussion on food security issues, and to coordinate member food security activities, as well as find a proactive role for the committee in protecting the food and agricultural sector critical infrastructure.
A forum for discussion on foodborne outbreak and emergency response issues, and to coordinate Health officials member activities, as well as find a proactive role for the committee on CIFOR, NoroCORE, and other food illness response efforts.
The purpose of the International and Government Relations Committee is to achieve a mutual working relationship between the Association and federal, state, and local governments in accomplishing the goals and objectives of AFDO in relation to consumer protection in the food, drug, and product safety fields. Its main objectives are defined below:
To serve as a focal point for the committees of AFDO, and the federal, state, and local governments in matters where intergovernmental activities are crucial to accomplishing AFDOs national objectives.
Promote the establishment and implementation of uniform procedures, codes, agreements, etc. among various units of government within food, drug, and product safety agencies.
Recommend to the AFDO Board new programs and activities where intergovernmental relations can be utilized to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Association.
To serve as an advisory to the Board on implementation of national strategies and programs of the Association.
The Laws and Regulations Committee is responsible for the continuous review, up-dating, and development of model laws and regulations so that the AFDO goal of uniform food, drug and other consumer protection laws is achieved.
This committee focuses on issues related specifically to seafood and assists AFDO with developing seafood related policies and positions and the development and delivery of seafood training programs. The committee provides technical expertise with respect to seafood issues, advises the Board of Directors on current seafood issues, and represents AFDO at selected meetings. The committee also maintains cooperative working relationships with the Retail Food Committee, the Food Committee, the Laws and Regulations Committee and the Education and Training Committee. Additionally, the committee is responsible for continuing review and update of AFDOs model Cured, Salted and Smoked Fish code and communication of recommended modifications to the Laws and Regulations Committee.