About Us

Our Purpose

 Serving as a spring-board for a new initiative, and creating change through a shared vision with food industry representatives. Partners with a Common Purpose, dubbed PwCP, recognizes a common purpose embraced and supported by both government regulators and industry alike in improving public health and consumer services. 

Program Overview

To broaden industry-regulatory cooperation for the protection of public health, a collaboration known as Partners with A Common Purpose was formally launched in 2018. Industry food safety and quality assurance professionals and food protection regulatory professionals engage and participate in face-to-face discussions also referred to as Partners or sometimes as “PwCP.” The PwCP provides participants with a safe-harbor forum to investigate, explore, discuss and advance particular topics as they relate to food safety within both the industry and regulatory arenas.

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Collaboration Efforts

2019 Workshop Learnings

The six common themes of the 2019 workshops include Communication, Food Safety Culture and Awareness, Education, Recalls and Traceability, Novel Food Products and Food Safety Tools/Technology, and Uniformity and Standardization:

  • Communication – This theme underlines the importance of explaining the “why,” focusing on growing our proactive approaches and developing routine contact between food safety system participants rather than waiting to talk in crisis.
  • Education – Building for success based on humanizing regulators and industry through education and presenting a joint front by collaborating on trainings. 
  • Food Safety Culture/Awareness – Promoting the importance of management buy-in within all organizations involved in the food safety system and encouraging change through FSMA where appropriate and productive. 
  • Uniformity & Standardization – Accepting the retail food code as the over-arching guide for successful retail food safety while recognizing the success and challenges mutually experienced by each component of the system and collaborating to provide uniformity through the continued implementation of FSMA or preventative controls.
  • Novel Tools, Technology, and Products – Taking advantage of automation and the IoT as often as possible to provide faster, better and more effective solutions so that food safety expertise can be freed up to do what automation cannot. 
  • Recalls and Traceability – Improving the effectiveness of recalls by means at all levels and removing redundancy while increasing the speed of traceability.

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Upcoming Events

Postponed until October

Food Safety Summit

All day

Rosemont, IL

Event Details

Postponed until October

All day

Rosemont, IL

July 11-16, 2020

NEHA 2020 Annual Educational Conference

All day

New York, NY

Event Details

July 11-16, 2020

NEHA 2020 Annual Educational Conference

All day

New York, NY

PwCP Charter