FDA issued revised food safety standards for state regulatory programs overseeing food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold foods. These regulatory program standards, known as the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS), were first issued by the agency in May 2007. The 2016 updates include newly defined terms, new sections and appendices, as well as updates to the current standards.

These standards were initially developed when FDA established a committee responsible for the regulation and inspection of food facilities to develop a set of quality standards for manufactured food regulatory programs.