FDA Center for Food Safety to be represented on Alliance for Advanced Sanitation advisory committee

Sanitation
Alliance for Advanced Sanitation activities are focused on all manners of food safety hazards, including microbial pathogens, allergens, toxic chemicals and water conservation in sanitation operations.

October 11, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation announced today, that The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Food Safety at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is now represented in its activities.

Leslie Smoot, a senior advisor with the Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, will be serving as a key stakeholder in the Alliance and will serve on the technical advisory committee. Smoot joins technical leaders from Alliance member organizations and academic leaders who work on the committee to provide advice on technical aspects of scientific programs and studies.

“This new relationship is a step forward for the food industry to work with the Office of Food Safety in aligning practical and effective hygiene applications in the industry with the regulatory requirements,” said Angela Anandappa, director of the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

Sanitation controls are an important part of the “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Controls for Human Food” rule (21 CFR part 117) that must be complied with by food manufacturers. Members of the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation are engaged in developing methods, products or best practices to comply with the regulations and in developing a strong workforce for the future.

The Alliance is a public-private partnership aimed at improving sanitation. Alliance activities are focused on all manners of food safety hazards, including microbial pathogens, allergens, toxic chemicals and water conservation in sanitation operations. The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is based in the Food Innovation Center at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

For more information, visit http://sanitationalliance.org.

Angela Anandappa
Director
Alliance for Advanced Sanitation
angela.anandappa@unl.edu