Welcome to the Refrigerated Foods Association!

The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers of prepared, refrigerated food products united by a common interest: to advance and safeguard the industry.

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Want to sample what the RFA has to offer? Download a free webcast of "Application and Safety of Antimicrobials in Refrigerated Prepared Foods".

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Listen to Past RFA President Lauren Edmonds' podcast with Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine to learn more about our organization and industry.

RFA Mission Statement

To serve as the principal association for prepared refrigerated food companies


RFA Objectives

  • Educate our members on technical aspects of manufacturing and distributing prepared refrigerated foods
  • Develop and implement programs to address issues of common interest
  • Provide opportunities for networking and collaborative relationships among our members and other entities
  • Serve as a voice for the industry in matters pertaining to governmental policy
  • Enhance and protect the overall image of prepared refrigerated food


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Updates in the Member Center


  • Purchasing Agreement TEMPLATE
  • 2024 Conference Presentation Slides
  • GS1 Standards and Traceability
  • 2023 Virtual Fall Symposium Slides
  • Industry Trends & Insights
  • Chilled News Review
  • Webcast Presentations
  • Commodity E-News
  • Employment Law & Relations Bulletin

RFA Regulatory White Paper: This document provides a common language approach to help organizations work with FDA and USDA when the regulators arrive for inspections.


  • RFA’s Food Safety Training DVD Focuses on Needs of Experienced Food Production Employees
  • The RFA Food Safety Training DVD for Experienced Employees is a valuable training tool for your experienced plant personnel. The RFA's original Food Safety Training DVD for entry-level plant employees is also available. Click here and here for more information on both DVD programs and how to get your copies.
  • What has the RFA done for you lately? Download the 2023-24 RFA Technical Resources Update Brochure for a full summary of the current technical services and resources available to RFA members.
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