Regulatory Oversight

This map indicates which state agency (health, agriculture, or other) have regulatory authority over food service establishments and retail food stores within each state.  In states where there is more than one color (split) there are two state agencies with authority.  In states with split jurisdictions, typically, departments of health or other agencies have responsibility over food service establishments and departments of agriculture have authority over retail food stores.  Numbers appearing within the state map indicate the number of local agencies with retail inspection authority within that state.  Users can mouse “click” on a state on the map or state name below the map to be redirected to the AFDO Retail Food Regulatory Program Directory for that state.  From the directory, users can access state and local program contacts and general jurisdictional authorities such as Food Code version adopted, bare hand contact prohibitions, Certified Food Protection Manager requirements and food handler training requirements.

This website is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award U18FD007051 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.