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FOOD SAFETY AND LABORATORY SERVICES

Keeping Pennsylvania Growing means safe food and safe dining experiences.  The Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services plays a critical role in protecting Pennsylvanians and our visitors by regulating the tens of thousands of eating and drinking establishments, retail food stores, and food manufacturers found across the state to ensure compliance with food safety laws.  Across Pennsylvania the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services touches the lives of citizens from the farm to the fork, this includes services such as Good Agricultural Practices audits on farms, commodity inspections in processing facilities, and milk inspection services across the state.

Explore EatSafePA.com to learn more about standards for food safety, various programs and licensing or to search our easy-to-use food safety inspection database to learn how the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is working hard each day to ensure you can eat safe in Pennsylvania.

Understanding that food safety begins with informed choices, the Bureau's electronic reporting program provides consumers with real-time access to inspection reports for eating and drinking and retail food establishments from across the state.  Visit 'Food Safety Inspection Results' for more information.

CONSUMER FOOD SAFETY INFORMATION

For questions regarding food safety, call toll free at 1-866-366-3723.  You can also contact your local PDA Regional Office.  PDA Regional Offices

COMPLAINTS

To file an electronic complaint click here.

If a Retail Food Facility is located in a Local Health Department jurisdiction, please contact that jurisdiction directly to file a complaint. Local Health Departments.pdfLocal Health Departments.pdf

Retail Food Safety Inspection Reports

Inspection reports of PDA inspected facilities is available under "Food Safety Inspection Reports"

LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

If a Retail Food Facility is or will be located in a Local Health Department jurisdiction, please contact that jurisdiction directly to apply for a Retail Food License.

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