Coalitions and Partnerships

Coalitions and partnerships are vital to our success.

By engaging others working toward a common goal, we’ve developed effective strategies to address the many facets of making food safer for everybody. Avoiding duplication of effort, creating more opportunity, diversifying and extending our reach, and enhancing resources and capacity are just a few of the ways we and our collaborators have been made stronger.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is perhaps the oldest independent, science-based consumer advocacy organization with an impressive record of accomplishments and a clear and ambitious agenda for improving the food system to support healthy eating. It was founded in 1971.

The Safe Food Coalition (SFC) was formed in January 1987 in order to seek action on the 1985 National Academy of Sciences report “Meat and Poultry Inspection: The Scientific Basis of the Nation’s Program.” In the ensuing years, the coalition has worked to educate the public about the hazards of foodborne illness and sought Congressional and Administrative action to improve meat and poultry safety, as well as seafood, produce, and other foods regulated by both the USDA and the FDA.

The Safe Food Coalition is an informal group of consumer, public health, whistleblower, and labor organizations that holds regular meetings in Washington DC. Before the Safe Food Coalition takes a position on any issue or submits testimony, a statement is circulated to all associated groups. Representatives of the groups edit the paper and negotiate differences that may arise. When agreement is reached, the statement or testimony is re-circulated for sign-on by the groups and it is understood that the statement then represents the position of the groups that sign it.

For more information, contact SFC coordinator and Consumer Federation of America, Director of Food Policy, Thomas Gremillion.

Keep Antibiotics Working is a coalition of health, consumer, agricultural, environmental, humane, and other advocacy groups.

With more than eleven million members, we are dedicated to eliminating a major cause of antibiotic resistance — the inappropriate use of antibiotics in food animals.

Food Safety News is always searching for the voices that should be heard. Whether they be well-credentialed experts in certain segments of food safety or influential and knowledgeable essayists whose opinions are among the most respected in the industry, you’ll find them here.

Seeking the best in industry, government and academia and offering them space to express their ideas and opinions. Their editorial staff works daily to keep readers up to date on news, research and government activities.

Every morning FSN provides news and information that will give readers insights and ideas to help protect their businesses from foodborne illnesses, and make smart decisions about the products and services they need.

Partnership for Food Safety Education

The Partnership for Food Safety Education delivers trusted, science-based behavioral health messaging and a network of resources that support consumers in their efforts to reduce risk of foodborne illness.

We work with an active network of 13,000 health and food safety educators – we call them BAC Fighters!- and support them by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective.

These BAC Fighters are connecting each year with an estimated 8.5 million consumers –helping them to protect their health through safe food handling and hand hygiene.

Created in 1997, the Partnership helps millions of consumers keep top-of-mind the preventive practices that destroy or hinder the growth and spread of dangerous foodborne pathogens that can cause serious illness and even death.

 

Food Safety Tech is an industry-specific eMagazine and Conference series serving the global food industry. Built on the platform of the next generation model for B2B publishing, Food Safety Tech delivers top quality content in a proactive manner through a weekly eNewsletter while maintaining a website, the eMagazine that stores the content providing easy accessibility. This hybrid model provides a two way street of digital communication to the global food industry.

Safe Food Project

Pew is working through their Safe Food Project to modernize food safety approaches used by federal agencies and businesses so that they reflect current risks to human health as well as employ scientific and technological advancements.

Food contaminated with pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella causes an estimated 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. is not making enough progress in reducing these preventable diseases. Wider use of effective strategies to decrease pathogenic contamination throughout the supply chain can substantially improve the safety of our food.

Quality Assurance & Food Safety magazine focuses on insights and analysis of food safety, quality, and defense for the food and beverage processing industry. The features, columns and “best practices” profiles of leading companies in each bi-monthly issue and online news and media provide practical applications that can be used on the plant floor.

The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) was convened to defend the advances the country has made in balancing the needs of commerce with the need to protect all Americans and secure a healthy and sustainable environment.

Those who attack the system of protections would have the American public believe that these protections are inconsistent with job growth. We have come together to help the public understand that a sound system of regulatory safeguards is entirely compatible

with economic prosperity -– indeed, essential to it.

CSS includes consumer, labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, and environmental groups, as well as concerned individuals. The coalition is committed to offering a sustained response to the current attacks on public protections while promoting ways to strengthen public protections and encourage sound enforcement.

The Alliance for a Stronger FDA is committed to an ongoing, multi-year effort with two specific goals:

  1. To assure that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    has sufficient resources to protect patients and consumers
  2. To maintain public confidence and trust in the FDA

The Alliance unites a broad and diverse spectrum of

  • Patient groups and consumer advocates
  • Biomedical research advocates and health professionals
  • Trade associations and individual regulated and unregulated companies

The credibility of the Alliance is based upon the breadth of its membership and the support of two former Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and six former FDA Commissioners, who act as honorary co-chairs.