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The California Department of Food and Agriculture ensures that consumers, handlers, and producers receive accurate weights and measures of the commodities and services they purchase.

California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 675-2427
(916) 654-0466
(916) 657-4240 Fax
(800) 735-2929 TTY/TDD (sacramento area)
(800) 735-2922 TTY/TDD

Complaint Jurisdiction:

Cleanliness, wholesomeness, truthful labeling of meat and poultry produced in establishments exempt from federal regulation, maturity, grade, size, weight packaging and labeling of fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, beans, commercial feed, etc.

Complaint Outside Jurisdiction:

Inspection of processed food, (canned, frozen, or packaged) food stamps, and farm advisor activities (information on growing foods).

The California Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch investigates purity, quality, safety, labeling for foods, drugs, drinking water, bottled water, wholesale warehousing prices, expiration date on products, processed, canned, packaged foods, natural herb food claims, medical devices. Inspects companies that manufacture in California.

California Department of Health Services (Headquarters)
Food and Drug Branch
1500 Capitol Avenue, Suite 72-436
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
PO Box 997413 Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

(916) 445-2263

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