Georgia Department of Agriculture

Retail Food Section

Bruce Varnadoe
Retail Food Program Manager

Tele: (404) 656-3627

UPDATE:  Guidance document on the Retail Regulation update available here.

The Retail Food Section is responsible for enforcing state laws, rules and regulations by conducting sanitation inspections of retail food stores.  Regulated firms include bakeries, seafood operations, salvage food operations, mobile meat trucks and rolling stores to ensure Good Retail Practices (GRP's) are being followed and the wholesomeness of food is maintained.  The Retail Food Section also oversees the Department's Cottage Food Program.

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