Helpful Food Safety Websites, Links, and Contacts

For all:

Your government gateway to federal food safety information

Report a foodborne illness

Phone: 860.509.7297

Report a problem with a food product

Phone: 860.713.6160

Consumers/Home cooks

For information on FDA regulated products (fruits, vegetables, processed foods other than those with meat or poultry ingredients)

888-INFO-FDA (888.463.6332)

Provides information about drinking water quality and standards, public water systems, and ground water programs, etc.

800.426.4791

CSPI performs both an advocacy role and education service for the American public on nutrition, food safety, health, the environment, and other issues.

Processors/Specialty foods

State regulatory agency responsible for retail grocery operations and food processors (other than meat, poultry)

860.713.6160

CSFA is an organization of small to large Connecticut-based food entrepreneurs that serves to support members with information and marketing expertise.

860.677.8097

Information and resources about regulations, policies, and HACCP food safety plans

NMPAN assists processors, producers, buyers, regulators, and others involved in this growing sector by providing information and resources in pursuit of long term stability of the industry

Connecticut source for seafood safety information and seafood HACCP training

Phone: 860.405.9107

A portal to seafood safety and quality information and resources for seafood processors, inspectors, researchers, importers, and educators

Provides standardized curricula and training for meat and poultry HACCP programs

Phone: 979.862.3643

Resources for food entrepreneurs 

Food Service/Retail

State regulatory agency responsible for retail grocery operations and food processors (other than meat, poultry)

Food and Standards Division

Phone: 860.713.6160

State regulatory agency responsible for establishing and enforcing regulations relating to safe food handling and food service via local and district health departments

Food Protection Program

860.509.7297

Federal regulatory agency responsible for developing a standard model food code for retail and foodservice operations.

A trade organization representing and supporting Connecticut restaurants and foodservice industry via advocacy, education and awareness

A trade organization representing and supporting restaurants and foodservice industry via advocacy, education and awareness

Teachers/Educators

A nonprofit that with an active network of 10,000 field educators, providing them with tools they can use to educate people about protecting their health through safe food handling and hygiene.