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




Regulatory Services


(860) 713-2500, option 1

(860) 713-2515

Bureau Personnel:

Bureau Director:   Alexander Duffy                                                             

Assistant Bureau Director:  James Allyn

State Veterinarian: Erin Masur, DVM

Administrative Assistant: Darlene Deschaine 

Bureau Processing Technician: Charmaine Davis

Agricultural Commodities (produce safety, animal feed manufacturing, fertilizer, liming materials, soil amendments, hemp, honey, maple syrup, shell eggs, small-scale poultry slaughter):

    Kate Nelson, 
Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Supervisor
    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.

Honey and Maple Syrup Regulations: Information on the agency's regulations for the production and sale of honey and maple syrup.

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

Commodities Unit

 AGR.Commodities@ct.gov (860) 713-2513 (860) 713-2515
Produce Safety ProduceSafety@ct.gov (860) 713-2522
Hemp Production AGR.Hemp@ct.gov (860) 713-2502  

Animal Health (Livestock/Poultry/Animal Disease Traceability):

    Resha Jacquier, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
    Willow Lake, 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) 713-2505 (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, License & Applications Analyst
    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, Assistant Bureau Director
    Scarlett Abell, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
    Brianne Casadei, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
    Gerda Magana, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative
    Kurt Nieminen, Agriculture Marketing and Inspection Representative

Email Phone


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:

    Kelli Baker, Chief State Animal Control Officer
    Charles DellaRocco, State Animal Control Officer
    Jeremy DePietro, State Animal Control Officer
    Dean Gates, State Animal Control Officer
    Tanya Wescovich, State Animal Control Officer
    VACANT, State Animal Control Officer
    VACANT, State Animal Control Officer

Animal Control Unit: domestic animals, rabies, animal neglect/abuse investigations. Inspections of commercial kennels, pet stores, training, and grooming facilities.