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USF Hosts, Commends Conference for Food Protection

ROSEMONT, IL (Aug. 36) U.S. Foodservice (USF) today welcomed the executive board of the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) to its headquarters, where the group held its final board meeting prior to the 2010 Biennial Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

The executive board includes 23 voting members representing state and local food regulatory agencies from each of the six Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regions; the FDA; United States Department of Agriculture/The Food Safety and Inspection Service; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the food industry, academia; and consumers. The CFP addresses emerging food safety issues and is a powerful organization that profoundly influences model laws and regulations among all government agencies and minimizes disparate interpretations and implementation.

In comments to the CFP board, Bob Aiken, ceo of USF, said, "On behalf of U.S. Foodservice, I would like to express our appreciation and support for the mission and accomplishments of this outstanding organization. Consumers benefit every day from the critical role the CFP plays in finding solutions to food safety problems, and from their continuous efforts to identify new issues that could impact the safety of our food supply."

U.S. Foodservice has been a member of the CFP for more than 10 years. Currently, three key members of U.S. Foodservice's food safety and quality assurance team - Jorge Hernandez, Greg Pallaske and Frank Ferko - are members of the organization. Pallaske and Ferko are also members of the executive board.

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