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Packaging and Labeling

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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, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 675-2427
(916) 654-0466

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
601 North 7th Street, MS:357
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-2263

Sacramento County Weight and Packaging
(916) 875-6603

Publications available: None

See also: None

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