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Reporting Illnesses and
Product Complaints

Foodborne Illness

Meat, Poultry, & Egg Products

Seafood, Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Non-Meat Food Products

Food Away from Home
E.g. caterers, restaurants, community picnics

  • Contact your state or local Health Department.
    Phone numbers may be found in your local phone directory.

Advertising and Fraud Complaints

Bottled water

Ground water and drinking water

Dietary Supplements

Other Complaints
Reports and complaints about the following should be made to the agencies listed. Phone numbers can be found in your local phone directory:

  • Restaurant food and sanitation—local or state health departments (check blue pages of your local phone book or find your state health department at
  • Unsolicited products in the mail—U.S. Postal Service at
  • Accidental poisonings—Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 or local hospital
  • Pesticides or air and water pollution—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at
  • Hazardous household products (including toys, appliances, and chemicals)—U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hotline at 1-800-638-2772 or see
  • Alcoholic beverages—Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at
  • Drug abuse and controlled substances—U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration at
  • Hazardous chemicals in the workplace—U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration at
  • Warranties—Federal Trade Commission helpline at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or TTY 1-866-653-4261 or see
  • Dispensing and sales practices of pharmacies—state board of pharmacy (available at National Association of Boards of Pharmacy at
  • Medical practice—state certification board (check blue pages of your local phone book)
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