Retail Program Standards Reference System (RPSRS)
About Retail Program Standards Reference System (RPSRS)
RPSRS is a searchable knowledgebase for the regulation of foodservice and retail food establishments. It is intended to reinforce proper sanitation (good retail practices) and operational and environmental prerequisite programs while encouraging regulatory agencies and industry to focus on the factors that cause and contribute to foodborne illness, with the ultimate goal of reducing the occurrence of those factors. RPSRS will encourage regulatory agencies to improve and build upon existing program work and further provide a framework designed to accommodate both traditional and emerging approaches to food safety. Questions regarding the use of RPSRS should be directed to an FDA Retail Food Specialist.
About National Retail Food Team (NRFT)
The National Retail Food Team is made up of multiple groups within the Food and Drug Administration. The headquarters component includes Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Training, Educational and Development (OTED), and Office of Partnerships (OP). The field component is made up of FDA Retail Food Specialists (Specialists) from the Office of State Cooperative Programs (OSCP). The Specialists are located throughout the United States and are assigned to one of the three OSCP Branches. The Specialists work with their assigned state, local, tribal, and territorial regulatory agencies on a daily basis to provide technical assistance.
Contact us at RetailFoodProtectionTeam@fda.hhs.gov