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Office of Food Protection

The mission of the Office of Food Protection and Milk Safety is to:

  • Ensure the regulatory foundation of programs in retail food protection and milk safety includes current, science-based requirements;
  • Ensure that complaints and outbreaks associated with the consumption of food and milk are appropriately investigated, and that food defense programs adequately protect the food supply from intentional contamination;
  • Ensure that effective compliance and enforcement procedures for food establishments, milk producers and milk processors are promulgated and are used as required to reduce the risk of foodborne illness;

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Additional Links

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Federal Recall Center