The mission of the Office of Food Protection and Consumer Health Services is to assure the safety of food in Maryland. The Office reviews, licenses, and inspects food manufacturing facilities in the state. The Office also works with local health departments, other state agencies, and the federal government to assure the safety of the food supply and to respond to any potential or actual threats to the food supply. In addition, the Office is responsible for a number of other regulatory programs to protect public health, including youth camps, swimming pool licensing and inspection, and consumer product safety.
For Business: The Office reviews, approves, licenses, and inspects food manufacturing facilities throughout the state. For more information about starting or operating a food-related business in Maryland, click here.
For the Public: The Office has educational and training programs on a variety of topics, including food protection, how to prepare for an emergency, and information about consumer health and safety.