Food and Drug (State/Intrastate)

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735-Other State Agencies


The California Department of Health Services is responsible for protecting California's citizens from unsafe adulterated, misbranded, or falsely advertised foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and certain other consumer products.

The Department 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.

Department of Health Services

Health, Food, and Drug Branch

1500 Capitol Avenue, MS7602

Sacramento, CA 95814

General Info: (916) 555-1784

Mailing Address:

Health, Food, and Drug Branch

PO Box 997435, MS7602

Sacramento, CA 95899-7602

(800) 495-3232

Consumer complaints can be made on: prepackaged foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, or household products.

Food and Drug Hotline:

(800) 495-3232

The Food and Drug Branch licenses and registers manufacturers and distributors of foods, drugs, medical devices; inspects cosmetics and hazardous household products, investigates health frauds, monitors

processed foods for pesticides, other chemical contaminants and microbiological problems. Handles complaints about California produced food, medical devices, drugs, and hazardous household products.

See Also:

Bottled Water/Vended Water

Food (Miscellaneous)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Farm and Home/Cooperative Extension