Georgia Department of Agriculture

Food Safety Division

Natalie Adan
Division Director
Tele: (404) 656-3627

Our Food Safety Division administers state laws, rules and regulations for retail and wholesale grocery stores, retail seafood stores and places in the business of food processing and plants which are currently required to obtain a license from the Commissioner under any other provision of law. This includes bakeries, confectioneries, fruit, nuts and vegetables stores and places of business, and similar establishments, mobile or permanent, engaged in sale of food primarily for consumption off the premises. This does not include "food service establishments" (Restaurants and Institutions).
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Sign up for Recall Email Alerts

The GDA Food Safety Division sends out weekly email alerts for recalls impacting the State of Georgia. You can sign up for recalls of both food and/or feed (specifically pet food/treats and animal feed products). To add your email to either of these lists, please click HERE. (You can update your subscription at any time to change your preferences.)


The Food Safety Dirt

Do you use (or want to use) raw manure for farming fresh fruits & vegetables? Learn about the benefits & challenges at the Southeastern Soil Summit, happening Jan. 21-22 in Atlanta, hosted by the GA Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. Gain a better understanding of current research & risk assessments, as well as the final FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards relating to raw manure use & composting on farmland where food is grown. Consider sticking around for the Compost 2018 conference Jan. 22-25, with a discount on registration. All the details are online here:


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