Bureau of Regulatory ServicesThe Bureau of Regulatory Services enforces certain food safety laws and regulations relating to milk safety, produce safety, small poultry slaughter establishments, animal feed including pet food/pet treat manufacturing. The Bureau is responsible for regulating the growing of hemp and registering seed, fertilizer, soil amendment and liming materials. In the domestic animal realm, the Bureau enforces laws and regulations pertaining to animal control, animal population control, importation, and animal health issues. The Bureau also plays a critical role in the control of rabies in domestic animals.
Bureau or Unit
Director: Wayne Kasacek, BS, RS
Assistant Director: vacant
State Veterinarian: Jane Lewis, DVM, DACVPM
Administrative Assistant: Darlene Deschaine
Bureau Processing Technician: Charmaine Davis
Agricultural Commodities (produce safety, animal feed manufacturing, fertilizer, liming materials, soil amendments, hemp, shell eggs, small-scale poultry slaughter):
Kate Nelson, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Matthew Snurkowski, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Melissa Sutyla, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
MacKenzie White, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Agricultural Commodities: oversight of the regulations and statures for the manufacture and sales of animal feeds, pet foods, seeds, fertilizer, table eggs, small poultry slaughter, apples
Fruit and Vegetable Growers Inspection Programs: implementation and oversight of Food Safety Modernization Act and CT Good Agricultural Practices
Connecticut Hemp Program: implementation and oversight of the production and harvesting of Hemp in Connecticut.
Small Poultry Processor Inspection Program Compliance Guide: a guide for smaller producers wishing to process poultry.
Poultry Slaughter Flow Chart: a visual depiction of small producer poultry slaughter decision tree to determine if the program is for you.
Voluntary Honey or Maple Syrup Producer Registration: Information on the agency's voluntary registration of honey and maple syrup producers.
Voluntary Small Shell Egg Processing Plant Inspection Program Compliance Guide: a document explaining how to operate a small shell egg operation and packing facility.
Shell (table) Egg Flow Chart: decision tree to determine the small producer shell egg grading program is for you.
Animal Health (Livestock/Poultry/Animal Disease Traceability):
Willow Lake, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative Supervisor
Resha Jacquier, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Tim McGuire, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Zachery Tarryk, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Animal Health: livestock and poultry disease surveillance, information on programs.
National Poultry Improvement Program: Program to qualify poultry for interstate movement without individually testing birds for diseases the destination state may require and having a veterinarian write a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Applicable to breeders and hatcheries moving birds interstate.
Rabies Manual: a guidance document for professionals
West Nile Virus: information about West Nile and programs for monitoring this disease spread by mosquitoes.
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Animal Population Control Program & Licensing Unit:
Paula Butler, Licensing and Applications Specialist
Melissa Hyjek, Processing Technician
Liliana Schuller, Processing Technician
Animal Population Control Program: information on dog and cat spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, application to license dogs, the Connecticut vanity plate for vehicles known as the "pet" plate program, and the feral cat grant program.
Agricultural Licensing Unit: license, registration, and permitting.
Dairy Product Safety: (Fluid Milk, Fluid Milk Products, and Cheese)
James Allyn, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Gerda Magana, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
Kurt Nieminen, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
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Milk Safety: inspection, surveillance, and testing of milk producers, milk processors, and cheese manufacturers, advisory, implementation of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).
State Animal Control Unit:
Jeremiah Dunn, Chief State Animal Control Officer
Kelli Baker, State Animal Control Officer
Charles DellaRocco, State Animal Control Officer
Jeremy DePietro, State Animal Control Officer
Dean Gates, State Animal Control Officer
Nancy Jarvis, State Animal Control Officer
Tanya Wescovich, State Animal Control Officer
Gary Wilson, State Animal Control Officer
Animal Control Unit: domestic animals, rabies, animal neglect/abuse investigations. Inspections of commercial kennels, pet stores, training, and grooming facilities.