Each Council is comprised of 22 members from industry, state and local regulatory agencies, academia, and consumer groups with balanced representation as set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws. The positions of Chair and Vice-Chair alternate between regulatory and industry representatives. In addition, advisors and consultants are appointed to assist each Council as specified in Article X of the CFP Constitution and Bylaws.
In Councils I and II, eight members are from state and local food regulatory agencies; two from territories, District of Columbia or federal jurisdictions that regulate commercial or institutional feeding operations; ten from industry, one from an academic institution, and one representing consumers. Industry representation is apportioned so at least one member is from food processing, two from food service, two from retail food stores and one from food vending.
Council III has at least five members from State and local regulatory agencies, five from industry and the remainder at-large. Industry representation includes at least one each from food processing, food service, retail food stores and food vending. Greater at-large representation affords Council III the opportunity to include the appropriate technical expertise necessary for scientific deliberation of the Issues.
Federal participants (FDA/USDA/CDC) may appoint a member and an alternate for each Council. These members participate in discussions but do not vote. Aternates may act in the member's place if the member is unable to attend.
Council I - Laws and Regulations
Council II - Administration, Education and Certification
Council III - Science and Technology