Georgia Department of Agriculture

Food Safety Division

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

Severe Weather Alert

In preparation for the winter weather advisory, the Food Safety Division has revised our Food Safety: Natural Disasters brochure.
The new version of the document can be found here.

Food Safety: Natural Disasters and Power Outages

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) provides some food safety tips on their website. You can view it here:


USDA also has some good information on their website.  You can access it here. Refrigerated Food and Power Outages 

COVID-19 Information

CDC COVID-19 information

02/12/21 - This Valentine’s season, GDA joined forces with the Assoc. of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO) and some of the strongest regulatory and industry professionals in our country to discuss the future of the food after COVID while celebrating HEART (Health, Evolution, Adaptation, Resiliency, Tenacity). Listen to our team present, click here.

CDC's Mitigation Strategies can be found here.

UPDATE: The Department is now providing webinar courses for egg candling certification. The courses and sign-up registration can be found on the Agriculture Calendar.

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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