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Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table: Workshop Summary (2009)

Chapter: Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2009. Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12594.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2009. Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12594.
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D Acronyms and Abbreviations AMI American Meat Institute AMS Agricultural Marketing Service BRC British Retail Consortium BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy CAC/Codex Codex Alimentarius Commission CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDHS California Department of Health Services CFSAN Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (part of FDA) CMC Canadian Meat Council CSPI Center for Science in the Public Interest DAIG Data Analysis Integration Group (a group at USDA) DHS Department of Homeland Security EHEC Enterohaemmorrhagic E. coli EU European Union EUREPGAP Euro-Retailer Product Working Group GAP FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (part of UN) FAS Foreign Agricultural Service (part of USDA) FDA Food and Drug Administration 105

106 MANAGING FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES FROM FARM TO TABLE FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FMI Food Marketing Institute FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service (part of USDA) FSRC Food Safety Research Consortium GAP Good Agricultural Practices GAqP Good Aquaculture Practices GHP Good Handling Practices GMA Grocery Manufacturers Association GMP Good Manufacturing Practices HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points IOM Institute of Medicine IPPC International Plant Protection Convention ISO International Organization for Standardization NGO Non-governmental organization NRC National Research Council OIE World Organization for Animal Health PACA Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act PFGE pulsed field gel electrophoresis QUAD Quadrilateral Group RFP Request for Proposal RTE ready-to-eat SPS Sanitary and Phytosanitary SQF Safe Quality Food SSAFE Safe Supply for Affordable Food Everywhere, Inc. S.T.O.P. Safe Tables Our Priority UN United Nations USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture WHO World Health Organization WTO World Trade Organization

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Legal regulations and manufacturers' monitoring practices have not been enough to prevent contamination of the national food supply and protect consumers from serious harm. In addressing food safety risks, regulators could perhaps better ensure the quality and safety of food by monitoring food production not just at a single point in production but all along the way, from farm to table.

Recognizing the troubled state of food safety, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food Forum met in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2008, to explore the management of food safety practices from the beginning of the supply chain to the marketplace.

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