Georgia Department of Agriculture

Food Safety Division

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

Severe Weather Resources

Food & Drug Administration - Hurricane and Flooding Resources

  • Hurricanes and Storms: The FDA provides excellent information for consumers and industry, including actions for before, during, and after hurricanes and storms. It is available on their website.

  • Flooding Events: The FDA just released a new online resource page for producers of human and animal food affected by natural disasters.  You can access the page and their guidance documents provided here.

GDA's Food Safety During Natural Disasters Brochure

Given the potential for severe storms and power outages during hurricane season, the Food Safety Division is featuring our Food Safety: Natural Disasters brochure.  The newest version of the document can be found here.

Food Safety: Natural Disasters and Power Outages

GDA's Steps to Disaster Recovery

Please check out the Department's Disaster Recovery page for important resources and information concerning mental health, self-care, and coping strategies, which are vital when dealing with the aftermath of a disaster or crisis.

GEMA Resources

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) provides some food safety tips on their website.


USDA Resources

USDA also has some good information on their website. Refrigerated Food and Power Outages 

About the Food Safety Division

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). 


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.)


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