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.