Food and Drug (State/Intrastate)

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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
Division of Food, Drug and Radiation Safety
Food and Drug Branch
MS 7602
1500 Capitol Avenue, Suite 72-436
Sacramento, CA 95814
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
(916) 650-6500

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

Food and Drug Hotline:
(916) 322-2632
(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.

Department of Health Services

Food and Drug Branch
1449 West Temple Street, Room 202
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 580-5720

Bottled Water/Vended Water
Food (Miscellaneous)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Farm and Home/Cooperative Extension

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