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Food Safety

Food Safety is an important area for every single person in Pennsylvania. Every year, one in six Americans suffers from a food-related illness. Preventing food-borne illnesses will improve public health and avoid the costly disruptions of the food supply system caused by illness outbreaks.

The mission of the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is to protect and keep food safe, from the farm to the fork, for Pennsylvanians and our visitors by regulating retail food facilities, food manufacturers including home processors, warehouses and distribution centers found across the state to ensure compliance with food safety laws and regulations. The Bureau has several divisions where each provides important oversight to the production and service of safe food.

Explore the links below to learn more about our programs.