The PA-based association’s Laws & Regulations Committee has engineered the form for associate members. The Regulatory Issue Review Form, which can be submitted electronically or faxed, helps ensure that the group is consistent in handling members’ request for review of regulatory issues.
According to the group, the form can be used for jurisdictional issues or for interpretation of regulations. Submitters identify the issue at hand and submit the completed form to AFDO.
After submission, the form is referred to the AFDO Laws & Regulations Committee for deliberation. It also can be forwarded to an appropriate governing body for consideration.
The new form provides an opportunity for AFDO associate members to have issues discussed and resolved in a timely and uniform manner. AFDO will post the form on the organization's website; the Food Marketing Institute also will post the document on its website and promote the form to its members.
Established in 1896, AFDO promotes adoption and enforcement of science-based regulation of food, drugs and other products. A primary goal of the group is to develop and enact uniform laws to foster efficient regulation and less confusion in the marketplace.
AFDO backs its positions by engaging regulatory officials, industry representatives, trade associations, and consumer organizations. The group impacts regulations at the federal, state and local level.