To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP has limited on-site staffing at 450 Columbus Blvd. While mail and phone calls will be processed as quickly as possible, we recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Food Safety

The Department of Consumer Protection regulates all persons and businesses that manufacture or sell food products in the State in order to detect and prevent the distribution of adulterated, contaminated, or unsanitary food products.  The Foods Program is responsible for:

  • Inspecting retail and wholesale food manufacturers that operate, transport or store food in Connecticut, and
  • Overseeing licensees under the Bakery, Non-alcoholic Beverage/Cider, wholesale and retail frozen desserts and food vending machine statutes and regulations.
  • Consumer fact sheet: Causes and Prevention of Foodborne Illness
  • Contact the Foods Program at: (860) 713-6160 or dcp.foodandstandards@ct.gov