Division of Food Safety

The Division of Food Safety is responsible for assuring the public of a safe, wholesome and properly represented food supply through permitting and inspection of food establishments, inspection of food products, and performance of specialized laboratory analyses on a variety of food products sold or produced in the state. The division monitors food from farm gate through processing and distribution to the retail point of purchase.

The division is charged with administration and enforcement of the food and poultry and egg laws, and also provides support in the enforcement of other food safety laws. In addition to regulatory surveillance and enforcement, the division evaluates consumer complaints related to food.

Mailing Address

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Food Safety
3125 Conner Boulevard, Suite D
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650
(850) 245-5595
(850) 245-5553 Fax

Agriculture and Industry Colleagues:

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will conduct a Listening Session regarding the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) proposed rules.  The Listening Session will include presentations by the FDA regarding the updated revisions to two proposed FSMA rules: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals.  A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation.

Date/Time:   November 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Where: The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598

We encourage all interested parties to attend this opportunity to hear the proposed rule changes directly from the FDA.  You can attend this event either in person or by using your own computer and phone.  

A complimentary meal will be provided for those in-person attendees who register for the lunch ticket option by November 14. 

For those unable to attend in Wimauma but still wish to hear the presentation, the event will be broadcast via the internet and phone.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

We look forward to having you participate!