The Collaborative Food Safety Forum (CFSF or Forum) is a platform for multi-sector engagement on issues critical to keeping our nation’s food supply safe.

Focused on implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Forum is comprised of industry, consumer, academic, and federal and state government stakeholders. With funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Forum holds workshops that elicit dialogue and recommendations in a creative, constructive, and collaborative manner.

FSMA was passed by Congress in December 2010, and President Obama signed the bill into law in early January 2011. Soon thereafter, Pew, RWJF, and RESOLVE launched the Forum.It provided FDA, and other agencies at the state and federal levels, the opportunity to listen to and engage with various stakeholders to help sharpen their thinking about the development of a prevention-focused food safety system. 

  • For a more detailed introduction to the CFSF, please see the About page.
  • For information and materials on the workshops, please see the Phase 1 and Phase 2 pages