Bureau of Regulatory Services

The 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

Email

Phone

Fax

Regulatory Services

AGR.SVCS@ct.gov

860) 713-2508

(860) 713-2515

Bureau Personnel:

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.

   Email Phone Fax

Agricultural
Commodities Unit

 AGR.Commodities@ct.gov (860) 713-2513 (860)713-2515
Produce Safety ProduceSafety@ct.gov (860)713-2508
Hemp Production AGR.Hemp@ct.gov (860)713-2502  

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.

CT Animal Traceability System (CATS): USDA identification program for livestock.

State Veterinarian: information on rabies, fairs, and other items overseen by the State Veterinarian.

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.

Poultry or Bird Import Permit

Livestock Importation Permit

Rabies Manual: a guidance document for professionals

West Nile Virus: information about West Nile and programs for monitoring this disease spread by mosquitoes.

  Email Phone Fax
State Veterinarian ctstate.vet@ct.gov (860)7132005  (860) 713-2548
Animal Health Staff   (860) 713-2504 (860) 713-2515

National Poultry 
Improvement Program

npip.agr@ct.gov (860) 713-2504 (860) 713-2515
Federal Veterinarian   (860) 713-2576  

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

Email Phone

Fax

Regulatory
Services
AGR.SVCS@ct.gov (860) 713-2508 (860) 713-2515

Milk Safety: inspection, surveillance, and testing of milk producers, milk processors, and cheese manufacturers, advisory, implementation of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).

Milk Storage Recommendations

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.