FDA's Recommended National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is currently working to meet these voluntary national food safety standards.  Michigan's local health departments are also encouraged to enroll and work toward meeting these standards.  The information provided is intended to assist agencies through this process.  Please phone MDARD at 800-292-3939 for additional assistance, as needed.

Process Summary

Enrollment Agencies are automatically enrolled under the standards in place at time of enrollment.
Self-assessment with 36 months of enrollment 
every 36 months 
Audit standards met within 3 years of self-assessment  Agencies are audited against the standards under which they enrolled.

Enrolled agencies and their status

  • This website contains the information for enrollment and participation in the VNRPS. To enroll look under the heading “Information about Enrolling and Participating in the Retail Program Standards” on the FDA website. Through this site each of the program standards can be individually accessed. A list of enrolled jurisdictions throughout the US may be found here.

Summary of Voluntary National Retail Program Standards

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