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UPDATE: At this time, ALL in-person Egg Candling Classes are cancelled due to COVID-19. The Department is looking at ways to continue offering this service in a safe and effective manner for Georgia residents in the future. We will make an announcement once the classes start back up. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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).
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.)
The Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division Receives The Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award
The NEW version of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (aka VNRFRPS) is now available from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration! These standards are designed for state & local retail jurisdictions to create uniform programs that touch all the important components necessary for an effective regulatory program. Currently, the GDA’s food safety program is enrolled in these, as well as FDA’s Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (aka MFRPS), and our feed program is enrolled in the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (aka AFRPS).