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Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Alabama


FDA Presence: 7 employees in Alabama

Resident Posts: Birmingham,Mobile, and Montgomery

  • report to: New Orleans District who
  • reports to: Southeast Region, Atlanta,Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,531 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Alabama

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 38 percent
  • Medical Device and radiological establishments – 31 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 20 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 6 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 5 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Three ports of entry – Mobile,Huntsville, Birmingham. Mobile is a large port for exportation of grain products and moderate importation of various food and seafood products.
  • Along the Gulf Coast – concentration of the seafood industry.
  • Catfish aquaculture
  • Medicated feed mills for the poultry industry.
  • There is considerable medical device presence, as well as a wide range of clinical research activity through medical university settings.
  • Biologics presence is in the form of regional blood testing facilities.

Contracts & Partnerships


State Contracts

Alabama Department of Public Health

  • Conduct inspections of food manufacturers for sanitation.

Alabama Department of Public Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

  • Conduct BSE inspections

State Partnerships

Alabama Department of Public Health

  • Establish a partnership for the regulation of new x-ray assemblies or reassemblies

Special Programs

Functioning Food Safety Task Force which includes AL Department of Public Health, AL Department of Agriculture, Auburn Cooperative Extension Service, AL Restaurant Association, Winn Dixie (grocer representative).


Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Alaska


FDA Presence: 2 FDA employees in Alaska

Resident Post: Anchorage

  • reports to: Seattle District: Bothell,Washington, Charles Breen, DD
  • reports to: Pacific Region: Oakland,California, Brenda Holman, RFDD

Industry Presence in State

There are 477 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Alaska

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) -80 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 12 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 3 percent

Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Animal drug and feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Alaska supplies most of America's salmon, crab, halibut, and herring .Alaska is the number one producer of wild salmon in the world and has the only salmon industry certified as "sustainable".
  • Alaska ranks as one of the top ten seafood producers worldwide. More than 6 million pounds of seafood are harvested off Alaska each year, making up approximately 60% of all U.S. production. The total value of Alaska seafood production has topped $2.5 billion annually for several years.
  • Dutch Harbor and Kodiak consistently rank as two of the top three ports in the U.S. for tonnage of seafood brought in. Alaska has over 33,000 miles of shoreline – more than the rest of the U. S. combined.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State contracts

Alaska Department Environment and Conservation

  • Conduct food safety inspections.

Alaska Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Conduct inspections of the fish and fishery products processing industry for compliance with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations.
  • Conduct mutual planning and sharing of reports for inspections, investigations, and analytical findings, related to food firms in the State of Alaska.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Arizona


FDA Presence: 27 employees in Arizona

Resident Posts: Phoenix,Tucson, and Douglas

  • report to: Los Angeles District, Irvine, California, who
  • reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland,California

Resident Posts (imports): Nogales and San Luis report to:

  • Southwest Import District,Dallas, Texas, who
  • reports to Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,816 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Arizona

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 37 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 36 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 17 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 6 percent

Industry Highlights

  • The Arizona Department of Agriculture and FDA are in the process of formalizing a cooperative agreement on training and technical assistance between the two agencies and Mexico with regard to Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Agricultural Practices.
  • There are 5 firms in Arizona that produce human biological products including 6 plasmapheresis centers and 4 American Red Cross facilities.
  • There are more than 10 manufacturers of vitamin and mineral Over-the-Counter products.
  • Steris, a drug manufacturer in Arizona, is under an injunction.
  • Imports into Arizona: The Southwest Import District receives approximately 363,535 line entries per year. The primary products are: Fresh Produce, Frozen Shrimp, and Medical Devices.

Contracts and Partnerships

State Contracts

Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Arizona Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills for medicated feeds and BSE.

State Partnerships

Arizona Department of Agriculture

  • Agree to establish working arrangements concerning their mutual planning and share reports of inspection, investigations, and analytical findings relating to raw agricultural products

Arizona Department of Health Services

  • Coordinate retail food protection efforts & promote Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles to control food safety hazards at the retail level.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Arkansas


Presence: 71 field and 249 research center employees in Arkansas

Resident Post in Arkansas: Little Rock (2 investigators)

  • reports to: Dallas District, Dallas,Texas, who
  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

Arkansas Regional Laboratory: Jefferson (69) reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Jefferson (249) Import entries are handled out of the Dallas Southwest Import District Office and through the Dallas District Staff located in Arkansas

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,371 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Arkansas.

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 60 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 16 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 13 percent
  • Human drug establishments -10 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) -2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Eggs – Arkansas is a major egg production state.
  • Poultry – Arkansas is the home of Tyson poultry productions
  • Canning – Arkansas is the home of Allen's, Gerber and Bush canning manufacturers
  • Grains – Arkansas includes a significant rice, wheat, and soybean production.
  • Farming – Arkansas includes productive animal feed production and catfish farming.

The Southwest Import District receives approximately 1,365 line entries per year.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Arkansas Department of Health

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections.
  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Arkansas State Plant Board

  • Conduct feed mill inspections; determines compliance with BSE Rule.

State Partnerships

Arkansas Department of Health

  • Establish a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health to share oversight & authority of regulated dairy manufacturing facilities.
  • Has an agreement with the Jefferson Labs (NCTR) for emergency space and also shares in an informal reciprocal agreement with ARL for the FERN.

Local Activities FERN

NCTR, a FDA research center, employs 249 government scientists and approx. 300 contract support personnel who conduct fundamental, translational research that results in developing, modifying or validating FDA regulatory standards. Current work includes studies to assess the phototoxicity of cosmetic ingredients; studies to develop methods/standards for food safety, antibiotic resistance and counter-terrorism agents, and evaluating and incorporating new technologies to aid in understanding the risk associated with FDA regulated products.

Dallas District Public Affairs Specialists respond to consumers and media inquires and conduct consumer education outreach to diverse constituents.


Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – California


FDA Presence: 484 FDA employees in California

Resident Posts: Fresno,Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton.

  • report to: San Francisco District, Alameda, who
  • reports to: Pacific Region,Oakland

Resident Posts: San Diego,Santa Barbara, San Pedro, LAX, Ontario and Canoga Park

  • report to: Los Angeles District, Irvine, who
  • reports to: Pacific Region,Oakland

Pacific Region Laboratory Southwest, Irvine, who

  • reports to: Pacific Region,Oakland

Southwest Import District Resident Posts: Otay Mesa, Calexico, San Diego Seaport/Airport, and Tecate

  • report to: Southwest Import District, Dallas, Texas who
  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 15,969 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of California

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 45 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 38 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 10 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 5 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • California has the greatest number of medical device and biotechnology firms of any area in the United States. They are concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Orange County and San Diego areas.
  • California is a major producer of tree nuts and the only state that produces almonds.
  • California receives an estimated 25% – 30% of all FDA regulated commodities imported into the United States, and contains the largest harbor complex in the country. Additionally, with the international cargo from Los Angeles International Airport, courier hubs at regional airports, and the International mail processing facility for all of Southern California the district serves as the "Gateway to the Orient" for imports and exports and with the import operations along the U.S. Mexico border, a significant "Gateway to Mexico." A total of 70% of all incoming cargo is believed to stay within the state boundaries.

Contracts & Partnerships

State contracts

California Department of Food & Agriculture (DFA)

  • Conduct follow up investigations of reported tissue residues of food animals detected at the time of slaughter.
  • Conduct inspections of feed mills and BSE.

California Department of Health Services (DHS)

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities and x-ray testing

State Partnerships

California Department of Food & Agriculture (DFA)

  • Coordinate efforts to prevent unsafe imported dairy products from entering commerce.
  • Coordinate inspections of medicated feed mills and residue investigations.
  • Coordinate regulatory activities involving pesticide residues on raw agricultural commodities.

California Department of Health Services (DHS)

  • Coordinate retail food protection efforts to promote HACCP principles for food safety
  • Conduct inspections of all Acidified & Low Acid Canned Food processors.
  • Conduct inspections of seafood processing facilities.
  • Continue partnership with the laboratory in Los Angeles to co-locating employees and sharing equipment.
  • Establish partnership to co-locate employees in Sacramento.
  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies or re-assemblies.
  • Share inspectional and other information to ensure unified food safety programs.

DHS & DFA

  • Coordinate cooperative agreement to support the California Egg Quality Assurance Plan.

Other Partnerships in California

  • Coordinate with American Council for Food Safety & Quality to maintain sanitation and compliance with regulations for dried fruit and tree nut products.
  • Information sharing with the University of California, Irvine, through an electronic communication system that transmits current health information regarding toxic substances throughout the California County Health Departments.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Colorado


FDA Presence: 109 FDA employees in Colorado

Denver District, Denver who

  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,948 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Colorado

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 40 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 30 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 17 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 10 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Colorado is a major cattle producer and also raises large numbers of hogs and sheep. Weld, Morgan, Larimer, and Boulder counties are the national center for the production of cattle fattened in feedlots rather than on the open range.
  • Colorado ranks high among the U.S. states in the amount of land under irrigation. Corn (maize), wheat, and hay are the major crops.
  • Colorado has a major food and food product industry.

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

Colorado Department of Health

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections.
  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities
  • Conduct inspections of medical device manufacturers.

Colorado Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills for medicated feed and BSE Rule Compliance

State Partnerships

Colorado Department of Health & Environment

  • Conduct inspections of artificial tanning facilities
  • Conduct federal compliance testing of new assemblies or re-assemblies of x-ray equipment

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Connecticut


FDA Presence: 14 FDA employees in Connecticut

Resident Posts: Hartford and Bridgeport

  • report to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts who
  • reports to: Northeast Region,Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,702 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Connecticut.

  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 46 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 33 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 17 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Connecticut has 20% of the District's Official Establishment Inventory of regulated firms with an emphasis on food and medical devices. New England District includes Maine, Massachusetts,Rhode Island, Vermont,New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
  • Several major pharmaceutical manufacturers are located in the state.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections
  • Conduct seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) inspections

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

Local Activities

Connecticut has a Food Safety Task Force in which FDA is a participant.


Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Delaware


FDA Presence: 9FDA employees in Delaware

Resident Post: Wilmington

  • reports to: Philadelphia District, Pennsylvania, who
  • reports to: Central Region:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are approximately 233 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Delaware

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 35 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 32 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 20 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 9 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Active seafood industry

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State contracts

Delaware Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Partnerships

  • Participate in the Delaware Food Safety Council (DFSC), a partnership with the state and local government, academia, industry and USDA to address food safety issues.
  • DFSC has a yearly seminar for the retail food industry supported, in part, by a Food Safety Grant from FDA. In 2003 the seminar was held in Dover,DE and approximately 125 persons, mainly from food service establishments throughout the state attended. The focus of 2003 meeting was on food security issues and in communicating proper food handling techniques.

While no meeting was held in 2004, the 2005 meeting is currently being planned.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Florida


FDA Presence: 109 employees in Florida

Resident Posts: Boca Raton,Ft. Myers,Jacksonville,Miami Import Operations,Miami Domestic Operations, Tallahassee, Tampa

Major Import ports: Miami,Jacksonville, and Tampa

  • report to: Florida District Office, Maitland, FL
  • reports to: Southeast Region, Atlanta,Georgia

Industry Presence in Florida

There are 7,709 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Florida

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 40 percent
  • Medical devices and Radiological establishments – 37 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 18 percent
  • Biologics establishments – 3 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • 370 high risk food firms of which 219 are high risk seafood firms
  • Miami is second largest port in US for importation of fresh seafood
  • Miami is fifth largest port in US for importation of FDA regulated commodities
  • Over 350 class II & III medical device firms

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts/Memoranda of Understanding:

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

  • Conduct feed mills/BSE, food sanitation and seafood HAACP inspections.

Florida Department of Health

  • Conduct inspection of mammography facilities

State Partnerships:

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services:

  • Coordinate efforts to collect and analyze imported and domestic food for pesticide residues.
  • Coordinate the regulation of imported and domestic fish and fishery products

Florida Department of Health:

  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies and re-assemblies

Local Activities

  • Food safety education initiatives with various target audiences including low-income, limited English, elderly, academia, health professionals and industry
  • Seminole County Healthy Kids Partnership promotes positive opportunities for school aged children inSeminoleCountyto learn healthy nutrition and the value of increased daily physical activity.
  • Close alliance with U.S. Customs making Florida District's highly successful import operation a trendsetter in the areas of enforcement and customer service

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Georgia


FDA Presence: 243 FDA employees in Georgia

Resident Posts in Georgia: Middle Georgia,Savannah, and Tifton

  • report to: Atlanta District,Atlanta, who
  • reports to: Southeast Region,Atlanta

Southeast Regional Laboratory, Atlanta

  • reports to: Southeast Region, Atlanta

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,899 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Georgia

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 47 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 31 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 15 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – 4 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • American Red Cross Regional Blood Bank.
  • Serologicals Corporation HQ (major plasmapheresis center).
  • Cryolife (largest/major tissue bank processor).
  • AtlantaHartsfield-JacksonInternational Airport landport-60,000+ import entries per annum (condoms, gloves, seafood, produce, and medical devices). Savannah seaport-15,000+ import entries per annum (canned foods, medical devices, bulk grains, agricultural products, and juices). Brunswick seaport-less than 25 entries per annum (90% seafood).

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Georgia Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections for food sanitation, feed mills, and BSE

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

Georgia Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of fish and fishery product processors under HACCP.

Other Partnerships

  • Plan training activities to promote health and scientific education with Morris Brown College.
  • Conduct educational activities to promote health and dispense information on disease prevention with SpelmanCollege.

Local Activities

  • Assist state laboratories with analytical issues.
  • FDA ACNA Lab (National nutrition analysis/labeling service lab)
  • Microbiology and Chemistry labs for foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
  • Georgia Food Safety Task Force

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Hawaii


FDA Presence: 9 FDA employees in Hawaii

Resident Post:Honolulu

  • reports to: San Francisco District,Alameda,California, who
  • reports to: Pacific Region,Oakland,California

Industry Presence in State

There are 528 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Hawaii

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 64 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 27 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 6 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments -1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Seafood, domestic and imports, is the largest industry on the Islands
  • Importation of goods to Hawaii and through Hawaii to the mainland accounts for 1/3 of FDA resources covering the review, inspection and sampling of products primarily from Asia.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State contracts

Hawaii Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.
  • Conduct diagnostic x-ray field tests.

State Partnerships

Hawaii Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies or re-assemblies.
  • Support for a Food Safety Task Force for food safety.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture & Department of Health

  • Support the Egg Quality Assurance Plan as an integrated voluntary animal production food safety program designed to ensure the highest quality and safety of eggs (with USDA,UniversityofHawaiiand industry).

Local Activities

Ongoing public affairs cooperation with the

  • University of Hawaii,
  • Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service,
  • Hawaii Dietetic Association,
  • Hawaii Section/Institute of Food Technologists, and
  • Hawaii Department of Health.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Idaho


FDA Presence: 6 FDA employees in Idaho

Resident Post: Boise, Eastport

  • report to: Seattle District,Bothell, Washington, Charles Breen, DD
  • reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland,California, Brenda Holman, RFDD

Industry Presence in State

There are 842 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Idaho

  • Food establishments – (includes cosmetics) – 64 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments -14 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 11 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 10 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Idaho is number one in the nation in the production of potatoes, trout and winter peas. Produces 30% of U.S. potatoes, 50% of processed potatoes and 76 % of food size trout. The state ranks in the top 10 in 22 other agricultural products.
  • Out of 144 commodities, Idaho is in the top 10 in more than 30
  • Food processing is the second largest industry, next to high tech. Idaho's high-tech industry is one of the state's largest employers
  • The dairy industry is the largest single agricultural industry

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

  • Conduct food safety inspections.
  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Idaho Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct BSE inspections.

State Partnerships

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

  • Establish working arrangements for food safety and sanitation inspections of food firms
  • Inspect new x-ray assemblies or re-assemblies.

Idaho Department of Agriculture

  • Establish a cooperative program for animal feed with respect to safety & control of BSE

Local Activities

  • Regular interaction with the Idaho Department of Agriculture Marketing Division to conduct workshops on food labeling for small start-up food companies.
  • Close working relationship with Idaho Gift Institute, to educate small food producers about regulatory requirements.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Illinois


FDA Presence: 67 FDA employees in Illinois

Resident Posts: Mt. Vernon, Gurnee, Peoria, Hinsdale,Springfield, and O'Hare

  • report to: Chicago District, Chicago,Illinois
  • reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 5,668 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Illinois

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 44 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 36 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 12 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 5 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Pharmaceuticals – Home to several multi-national manufacturers
  • In-vitro diagnostics – Largest manufacturer in the world
  • Pumpkins – Nation's only pumpkin cannery
  • Candy – Concentration of large manufacturers.
  • Significant import operations with a cross-section of FDA regulated commodities.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Illinois Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills to ensure safety and BSE control

Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Conduct food safety inspections.

State Partnerships

Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Conduct inspections of low acid canned food and acidified food establishments and seafood under the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements.
  • Collect samples to test foods for contaminants including microbiology and pesticides.
  • Conduct joint Seafood HACCP training

Local Activities

  • Cooperative program with the City of Chicago Department of Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and USDA to test foods supplied to the Chicago Public School lunch program.
  • Cooperative program with the City of Chicago Department of Health regarding testing for lead in imported foods.

 


Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Indiana


FDA Presence: 20 employees in Indiana

Resident Posts: Indianapolis,Evansville, Fort Wayne, and South Bend

  • who report to: Detroit District, Detroit, MI
  • who report to: Central Region, Philadelphia, PA

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,211 active FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Indiana

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 42 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 28 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 13 percent
  • Human Drug establishments (includes Medical Gas) – 13 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Major drug manufacturers include Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer.
  • Home to three of the world's largest orthopedic implant makers (Zimmer, Biomet, and DePuy), and major diagnostics manufacturer, Roche Diagnostics.
  • Very active Medical Device Industry Association known as the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC). Played a major role in implementation of FDA Modernization Act (FDAMA) and medical device inspection initiatives.
  • Infant formula manufacturer Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Federal Express Hub in Indianapolis

Contracts and Partnerships

Contracts

Indiana Board of Health:

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

PurdueUniversity

  • Conduct medicated feed mill and BSE inspections.

Partnerships

Indiana Department of Health:

  • Coordinate inspection plan to increase consumer safety by coordinating inspectional information of non-retail food establishments.

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

  • Share information on tissue residues in food producing animals

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Iowa


FDA Presence: 6 FDA employees in Iowa

Resident Posts: Sioux City (1),Davenport (1), and Des Moines (4)

report to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas

reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,629 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Iowa

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 45 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 30 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 16 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 9 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Diverse, with all major FDA program areas represented.
  • In-vitro diagnostic establishments: Iowa has a heavy concentration of these.
  • Bio-research: One of the few bio-equivalency-testing facilities in the country.
  • State reports 1800 biotech firms and rand 1st in number of acres producing biotech corn and soybeans

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

  • Conduct inspections of medicated feed mills to ensure safety and BSE control

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

  • Conduct food safety inspections

State Partnerships

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

  • Sample products for presence of aflatoxin or vomitoxin.
  • Coordinate oversight of regulated dairy manufacturing facilities.

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

  • Food Safety Inspections

Iowa Department of Public Health

  • Conduct inspections of new or reassembled x-ray equipment.

Local Activities

  • IA, KS, NE, and MO have agreed to participate in a partnership to conduct program evaluations according to FDA's Recommended National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standard #9. Iowa is the lead state in this partnership. FDA has provided a grant to fund the program.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Kansas


FDA Presence: 123 FDA employees in Kansas

Resident Posts: Wichita (2)

  • reports to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas
  • report to: Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

Regional staff: Lenexa (7)

  • Report to: Southwest Region, Dallas Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,941 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Kansas

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 54 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 01 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 18 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 8 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Agriculture-based economy
    • Top producer of wheat, sorghum, corn, and sunflowers
    • Produced 6.6 million head of cattle in the year 2000
    • Significant animal feed industry
  • The 2004 Legislature passed the Kansas Economic Growth Act, creating the Kansas Bioscience Authority. The Authority will invest an estimated $500 million in the development of the state's bioscience industry.

Contracts and Partnerships

State contracts (*)

Kansas Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of medicated animal feed mills to ensure safety and BSE control.
  • Conduct food safety inspections

Kansas Department of Health and the Environment

  • Conduct mammography facility inspections

State Partnerships (*)

Kansas Department of Agriculture

  • Share responsibility for regulating dairy manufacturing facilities.

Kansas Department of Health & Environment

  • Conduct inspections of x-ray assemblies and reassemblies.

Local Activities

The District is informally partnering with KDA to share results from the state's BSE inspections.


Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Kentucky


FDA Presence: 5 FDA employees in Kentucky

Resident Post: Louisville

  • report to: Cincinnati District, Cincinnati, Ohio who
  • reports to: Central Region: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,384 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Kentucky

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 39 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 26 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 17 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 14 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Agriculture – Kentucky is the home of a significant agricultural base including dairy and food processing plants.
  • Medical device – Kentucky includes medical device and in-vitro diagnostic manufacturers.
  • Biologic – Kentucky is the home of blood and plasma firms, clinical research and bioresearch facilities.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Kentucky Department of Public Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.
  • Conduct food safety inspections.

University of Kentucky

  • Conduct inspections of medicated feed mills and BSE.

State Partnerships

Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services of Commonwealth of Kentucky

  • Participated in Better Process Control School
  • Participated in FDA Risk Assessment Training
  • Conducted Raw Agriculture & Raw Fish Sampling & Analysis for pesticide residues.
  • Coordinate testing of new and re-assembled x-ray equipment.
  • Cincinnati District had a partnership meeting with OH & KY to discuss current and possible future partnerships with the feed and food individuals.

Local Activities

Kentucky Food Safety Task Force – Quarterly Meetings.

  • Composed of State, Federal, Academic, and Industry Representatives with an interest in food safety and security.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Louisiana


FDA Presence: 49 FDA employees in Louisiana

Resident Posts in Louisiana:Baton Rouge, Lafayette,Shreveport

  • report to: New Orleans District: New Orleans, Louisiana, who
  • reports to: Southeast Region: Atlanta,Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,288 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Louisiana

  • Food establishments – 63 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 19 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 12 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Seafood -a primary industry supplying large volumes of shrimp, crawfish, oysters and fish. Fish include both native and farm-raised, marine and fresh water species.
  • Imports – New Orleans is a major port, with green coffee the leading commodity.
  • Agriculture – major portions of Louisiana are supplying agricultural products, such as rice, soybeans, sugar cane and cattle.
  • Exports – Using the Mississippi River for transportation, the mid continent of the United States markets its grain products to the world through port facilities located along the river in the vicinity of New Orleans.

Contracts & Partnerships

State contracts

Department of Health and Hospitals

  • Conduct inspections of food for sanitation and seafood for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements.

Department of Environmental Quality

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

  • Conduct follow-up investigations of violative tissue residues in food animals at the time of slaughter.

State Partnerships

Department of Health and Hospitals

  • Coordinate public health emergencies in mutual areas of responsibility.
  • Conduct inspections of seafood processors.
  • Share oversight and authority of regulated dairy manufacturing facilities

Department of Environmental Quality

  • Maintain a program for federal compliance testing of new assemblies or re-assemblies of x-ray equipment.

Department of Agriculture & Forestry

  • Maintain a program for monitoring pesticide residues in raw agricultural commodities.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Maine


FDA Presence: 19 FDA employees in Maine

Resident Posts: Augusta, Houlton and Calais

  • reports to: New England District, Stoneham,Massachusetts, who
  • reports to: Northeast Region, Jamaica,New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,000 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Maine

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 71 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 16 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 9 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Maine's inventory of firms makes up 12% of the District's Official Establishment Inventory of FDA-regulated firms, with the majority of those firms involved in the production and distribution of foods, and more than half of those firms involving seafood/shellfish products.
  • Maine also has various ports of entry for imported goods, primarily from Canada.

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

Maine Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections
  • Conduct seafood HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) inspections

Maine Department of Human Resources

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet -Maryland


FDA Presence: 52 FDA employees in Maryland

Resident Posts: Salisbury, Dundalk Marine Terminal (imports) who

  • report to: Baltimore District, Baltimore,Maryland who
  • reports to Central Region,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,942 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Maryland

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 42 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 37 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 15 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 6 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

The industry in the state is very diverse and representative of the FDA national inventory, including large, medium and small firms active in all FDA regulated industries:

  • Federal Food Service facilities
  • Seafood
  • Spices
  • Bioresearch monitoring facilities (clinical investigators)
  • Biotech facilities
  • Imported products through the Port of Baltimore and BWI Airport

Contracts & Partnerships

State contracts

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Health

  • Conduct food sanitation, seafood, and Low Acid Canned Food (LACF) inspections.

Maryland Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct follow-up inspections due to reported finding of illegal residues in the tissue of food animals at slaughter.
  • Monitor and perform inspections of feed mills, renderers and others to assure compliance with BSE regulations.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Massachusetts


FDA Presence: 162 FDA employees in Massachusetts including State Programs Branch (5) and Regional Computer Center personnel (4)

Resident Posts: Boston (7 employees) and Worcester (5 employees)

  • reports to: New England District, Stoneham,Massachusetts (85 employees)
  • reports to: Northeast Region,Jamaica, New York

Laboratory: Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center, Winchester,Massachusetts (65 employees)

  • reports to: Northeast Region,Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 4,046 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Massachusetts

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 44 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 38 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 13 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Houses almost one-half of the regulated industry in New England with special emphases in biotechnology and medical devices. Serves as corporate headquarters for many of these firms.
  • In addition, as a coastal state, Massachusetts has a large inventory of seafood establishments.

State Contracts and Partnerships

State Contracts

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.
  • Conduct food sanitation inspections.
  • Conduct seafood HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) inspections.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Michigan


FDA Presence: 76 employees in Michigan

Resident Posts: Grand Rapids,Ambassador Bridge,Kalamazoo, and Port Huron

who report to: Detroit District Office, Detroit, MI

who reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia, PA

Industry Presence in State

There are 3,051 active FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Michigan

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 45 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 29 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 13 percent
  • Human Drug establishments (includes Medical Gas) – 10 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights: Major firms:

  • Drugs: Parkedale Pharmaceuticals (Div. of King Pharmaceuticals), Pfizer, Dow Chemical, Perrigo, BASF, DSM Pharma Chemicals, Zeeland Chemical, Caraco Pharmaceutical.
  • Foods: Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Ross Laboratories, Gerber Products, Kellogg Co., Post Cereals.
  • Devices: Dow Corning, Stryker Instruments, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp., Atek Medical Manufacturing, Amigo Mobility.
  • Biologics: Bioport, Inc. (sole source of Anthrax vaccine), American Red Cross National Testing Laboratory.
  • Imports: Michigan ports of entry include airports, seaports, and border crossings along the Canadian border and include an international mail facility in Detroit . FDA-regulated commodities entering through these ports include food (68%), medical devices and radiological products (10%) and cosmetics (6%).

Contracts and Partnerships

State Contracts

Michigan Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct medicated feed mill and BSE rule inspections
  • Conduct follow up investigations of violative drug tissue residues of food animals detected at the time of slaughter.
  • Conduct food safety inspections.

Michigan Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

Michigan Department of Agriculture

  • Implement an inspection plan to assure quality of non-Interstate Milk Shippers dairy products, other foods & drinks produced at dairy plants.
  • Collect animal feed samples for pesticide residue analysis by FDA.
  • (with Michigan State University) Jointly share information regarding the establishment of a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) pilot project with the apple cider industry.

Michigan Department of Public Health

  • Educate consumers about the risks and dangers of AIDS health fraud.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Minnesota


FDA Presence: 65 FDA employees in Minnesota

Resident Post: International Falls

  • reports to: Minneapolis District: Minneapolis
  • reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 3,059 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Minnesota

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 38 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 29 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 20 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 10 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Imports

  • There are 12 ports of entry in the State of Minnesota.
  • FDA regulated import entries are predominantly medical devices, some pharmaceuticals, human food, including whole grain and milled products, and non-medicated animal feed.
  • Minnesota FDA regulated import entries from the 12 ports are handled by the Minneapolis District Office and two Resident Posts located on the Canadian border at International Falls, MN, and at Pembina, North Dakota.

Industry Highlights

  • Leads the nation in production of sugar beets, green peas for processing, sweet corn for processing, and turkeys
  • Second in the nation in production of spring wheat, oats, cultivated wild rice, and canola. Other key crops/products include corn, sunflowers, soybeans, all wheat, barley, dry edible beans, all hay, potatoes, flaxseed, total cheese, American cheese, milk, ice cream, honey, milk cows, and hogs.
  • Minnesota ranks seventh nationally in agricultural exports
  • Minnesota is home to such major firms as Medtronic, General Mills, 3M, Pillsbury, Land 0'Lakes, and Guidant.
  • The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are very active in medical bio-research.

Contracts & Partnerships

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (contracts)

  • Conduct GMP inspections of licensed medicated feed mills and BSE inspections at licensed and unlicensed feed facilities.
  • Conduct food safety inspections, HACCP seafood, and elevator inspections.

Minnesota Health Department (contract)

  • Conduct MQSA audits of mammography facilities.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (partnerships)

  • Incident Command System Emergency Response Training

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Mississippi


FDA Presence: 6 FDA employees in Mississippi

Resident Post: Jackson

  • reports to: New Orleans District: New Orleans, Louisiana, who
  • reports to: Southeast Region: Atlanta,Georgia

Major Import Port(s): Gulfport

Industry Presence in State

There are 910 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Mississippi

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 50 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 26 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 12 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 9 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Seafood – Mississippi's primary food industry includes Gulf shrimp and oysters on the coast and farm-raised catfish in the Delta.
  • Imports – Most of the bananas exported into the south central part of the U.S.are entered through the Port of Gulfport.
  • Shipbuilding – A sizeable shipbuilding industry is located in the city of Pascagoula.
  • Human Drugs and Devices – Baxter operates a large LVP and device manufacturing facility in Cleveland.
  • Agriculture – Poultry, timber, cattle, cotton, and soybeans are major agricultural crops.

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

Mississippi Department of Health

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections.
  • Conduct mammography facility inspections.

State Partnerships

Mississippi Department of Health

  • Share oversight and authority of regulated Interstate Milk Shippers Milk Processing Plants and IMS listed Single Service Container Manufacturing Plants in Mississippi.
  • Cooperate in the evaluation of Mississippi's efforts to control contributing factors linked to food borne illness outbreaks.
  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies or re-assemblies.

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Agriculture

  • Establish a cooperative emergency response plan for natural disasters.

Special Programs

Active Food Safety Task Force which includes MS Department of Health, MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce, MS Department of Marine Resources, MS State University Extension Service, MS Chemical Laboratory, MS Restaurant Association, MS Farm Bureau.


Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Missouri


FDA Presence: 45 FDA employees in Missouri. (14 assigned to ORA)

Resident Posts:St. Louis(14),Springfield(2)

  • report to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas
  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

CDER National Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis (St. Louis - 29 FDA employees)

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,521 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Missouri

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 41 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 25 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 17 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 16 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Key Agricultural Products:
    • Major crops include, soybeans, corn and wheat.
    • During the year 2000, the state produced 4.4 million head of cattle and 263 million chickens.
  • Bio-technology:
    • Missouri ranks 11th among the top 25 biotechnology industry states in U.S.
  • Major Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State contracts

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.
  • Conduct food safety inspections

State Partnerships

Missouri Department of Agriculture

  • Sample products for presence of aflatoxin or vomitoxin
  • Conduct inspections and other activities involving BSE.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Coordinate the oversight of dairy manufacturing facilities.

  • Pharmaceutical Technical Exchange Association (PTEA) organized by FDA to facilitate information exchange among the 200 member firms. PTEA meets semi-annually in various locations throughout the State of Missouri.
  • FDA's St Louis office provides oversight for the FDA-funded Missouri AIDS Fraud Task Force comprised of consumer organizations and government agencies from throughout the state.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Montana


FDA Presence: 3 FDA employees in Montana

Resident Posts: Helena and Sweetgrass

  • report to: Seattle District: Bothell,Washington, Charles Breen, DD
  • reports to: Pacific Region: Oakland,California, Brenda Holman, RFDD

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,000 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Montana

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 73 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 12 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 7 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 7 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Production and processing of high protein grains and cereals is the leading agricultural activity followed by the beef industry.
  • The largest General Mills facility is located in Billings, Montana.
  • Over 270 grain elevators are subject to FDA inspectional jurisdiction.

Contracts & Partnerships

State contracts

Montana Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct BSE inspections.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

  • Conducts inspections of mammography facilities and food facilities.

State Partnerships

Montana Department of Agriculture

  • Formalize the ongoing cooperative program, which encourages work sharing, data sharing, and educational exchange with respect to safety of animal feed.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

  • Establish working arrangements concerning mutual planning and sharing of reports for inspections, investigations, and analytical findings, related to food firms operating in the State of Montana.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Nebraska


FDA Presence: 4FDA employees in Nebraska

Resident Post: Omaha

  • Reports to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas
  • Reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are1,073 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Nebraska

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 51 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 23 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments -15 percent
  • Human drug establishments -10 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

Key Agricultural State

  • Major products include cattle, corn, hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum
  • Major Industry involves food processing of state's farm output
  • In 2004, produced 6.7 million cattle; 3 million hogs, 15 million chickens/broilers

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of medicated animal feed mills for safety and BSE control.
  • Conduct food safety inspections.

State Partnerships

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

  • Sampling and analysis of products for mycotoxins
  • Share oversight of dairy manufacturing facilities.
  • Share information on rendering facilities (BSE).
  • Conduct inspections of interstate transportation carriers.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

  • Inspect new and reassembled x-ray equipment, with FDA providing support

Local Activities

  • As part of FDA's BSE enforcement program, the District continues to partner with the State Veterinarian to commission Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) employees who routinely inspect all rendering plants under the jurisdiction of USDA, FDA and NDA.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Nevada


FDA Presence: 3 FDA employees in Nevada

Resident Posts: Reno, Las Vegas

  • report to: San Francisco District, Alameda,California
  • reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland,California

Industry Presence in State

There are 569 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Nevada

  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 45 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 24 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 15 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments -12 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Growth of tourism and entertainment industry is demonstrated by the fact that there are more than 7000 food service establishments in Clark County (including Las Vegas) alone and by expansion of food-related industries in the state

Contracts & Local Activities

State Contracts

Nevada Department of Human Resources

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Nevada Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of animal feed establishments for BSE

Local Activities

  • Ongoing public affairs cooperation with Nevada Cooperative Extension Service, Nevada Dietetic Association, University of Nevada Las Vegas and University of Nevada Reno
  • FDA has worked closely with the Nevada State Health Division, Bureau of Health Protection Services, in oversight and training in areas of acidified foods and fluid milk, to provide for better coverage and more uniform application of laws and regulations

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – New Hampshire


FDA Presence: 5 FDA employees in New Hampshire

Resident Post: Concord

  • reports to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts who
  • reports to: Northeast Region,Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 631 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of New Hampshire

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 45 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 37 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 14 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • New Hampshire is responsible for overseeing approximately 7% of the New England District's Official Establishment Inventory of regulated firms, with an emphasis on foods and medical devices.

State Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

Local Activities

New Hampshire has a Safe Food Alliance in which FDA is a participant.


Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – New Jersey


FDA Presence: 86 employees in New Jersey

Resident Posts: Voorhees,New Brunswick

  • report to: New Jersey District, Parsippany (Newark), New Jersey
  • reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia

Industry Presence in State

There are 4,126 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of New Jersey

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 46 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 32 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 18 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • New Jersey is recognized internationally as the center of the global pharmaceutical industry. It is home to some of the largest pharmaceutical companies. Throughout the 1990's, New Jersey-based pharmaceutical companies discovered and developed more than 1/3 of new drugs approved by FDA and are responsible for over 40% of the prescription medicine sales in the U.S.
  • The medical device industry is also a major industry in New Jersey, producing approximately 8% of U.S. medical technology sales.
  • New Jersey also has a large and thriving seafood industry and is home to several major food-processing companies.

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Conducts 400 food safety inspections, including seafood HAACP inspections.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

  • Conducts inspections of mammography facilities

New Jersey Department of Agriculture

  • Conducts follow up investigations of violative tissue residues in food animals found at the time of slaughter.

Conduct inspections of feed mills for compliance with medicated feed and BSE-related requirements.

State Partnerships

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Training and equipment to enhance capabilities of State to conduct food safety inspections.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

  • Equipment and supplies to enhance collection and analysis of agricultural food commodities for pesticide levels.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – New Mexico


FDA Presence: 6 FDA employees in New Mexico

Resident Posts in New Mexico (Imports, 2 employees):

Santa Teresa and Columbus report to:

Southwest Import District:Dallas, Texas

Resident Post: Albuquerque reports to: Denver District, Denver,Colorado

Industry Presence in State

There are 703 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of New Mexico

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 47 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 22 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 20 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 7 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 5 percent

The Southwest Import District (SWID) receives approximately 15,604 line entries per year. The primary products are: Candy, Fresh Peppers, pecans, Fresh/dried corn.

Industry Highlights

  • Large Industry making acidified products such as salsa and specialty sauces.
  • Higher concentration of PhD's than any other state
  • Home to four federal research labs, three strong research and development universities and the new Technology Research Corridor. These institutions alone bring together a total R&D spending of almost $5 billion
  • Third in natural gas production, second in onshore proven gas reserves and first in coal bed methane gas production and reserves. Leader in alternative power sources

Contracts and Partnerships

State Contracts

New Mexico Department of Agriculture and Environmental Services

  • Conduct inspections of medicated feed mills for safety and BSE control.

New Mexico State University

  • Conduct scientific review of rapid test methods for validity and potential use in FDA Laboratories for regulatory screening

State Partnerships

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct federal compliance testing of new assemblies or re-assemblies of x-ray equipment.

New Mexico Departments of Health, Agriculture, Environment, Livestock; Albuquerque City Health Department, Bernalillo County Environmental Health Department; NM Food Producers/Processors Association; NM University Cooperative Extension Service; and other industry and consumer groups

  • Formalize ongoing cooperative program to educate regulators, industry & consumers on HACCP, food safety principles, & develop/implement statewide HACCP training plan.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – New York


FDA Presence: 383 FDA employees in New York State

Resident Posts: Albany,Alexandria Bay,Binghamton, Champlain, Central Islip, Massena, New Windsor, Ogdensburg, Rochester,Syracuse, and White Plains, in addition to an office in Buffalo.

  • Report to: New York District, Jamaica (New York) who
  • Reports to: Northeast Region, Jamaica (New York)

Northeast Regional Laboratory, New York who reports to: Northeast Region

Industry Presence in State

There are 8,533 regulated establishments in the State of New York

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 39 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 36 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 16 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 6 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Imports – New York ports of entry include airports, a seaport and numerous border crossings along the Canadian border. Approximately 33% of the FDA regulated commodities enter the country through New York. Cheese, seafood, and active pharmaceutical ingredients are the top three high volume commodities entering New York. International postal facilities at JFK Airport and also at the Buffalo location require New York District surveillance activities overseeing a significant volume of pharmaceutical entries.
  • Generic drugs – New York supports a significant generic drug industry.
  • Bioresearch – A significant number of clinical investigators and Institutional Review Boards affiliated with the many NYC metropolitan hospitals.
  • Dairy – New York is one of the lead dairy states in the country.
  • Livestock – New York receives a significant number of reports on violative residues in food animals detected at the time of slaughter from the USDA.
  • Food – New York is the home of a highly visible food interstate conveyance sanitation program at the airports, rail and bus transportation locations. Food processors would include smoked fish, seafood, vegetables and cheese.

Contracts & Partnerships

State contracts

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

  • Conduct inspections of food firms including LACF, seafood HACCP, and food sanitation; BSE and medicated feed mills; and tissue residue inspections. NYSDAM audits its state inspectors under FDA contract.

New York State Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

  • Coordinate the food protection efforts to reduce consumer risk, eliminate duplication, define regulatory roles, and improve channels of communication.
  • Collect samples of domestic foods for pesticide/mycotoxin surveillance analysis.

Other

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities by New York City inspectors.
  • Enhanced collaborative efforts with U.S. Customs resulting in the detection of entries previously circumventing FDA's entry review process.
  • NYSDAM and FDA have agreed to work together to halt the entry and distribution of adulterated foods. This collaborative effort will include the sampling of imported foods encountered by NYSDAM in the marketplace for ultimate submission to FDA for analysis. When a violation is confirmed by both Agencies, NYSDAM will initiate the appropriate regulatory action on the market while FDA will initiate an Import Alert to prevent future entries of the violative product.

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – North Carolina


FDA Presence: 20 FDA employees in North Carolina

Resident Posts: Asheville,Charlotte, Greensboro,Greenville, Raleigh, and Wilmington

  • report to: Atlanta District, Atlanta,Georgia, who
  • reports to: Southeast Region, Atlanta,Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,734 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of North Carolina

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 44 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 28 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 19 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments -7 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Major international drug firms located in Research Triangle Park area.
  • Significant medical device industries.
  • Land ports in Charlotte (10,000 entries per annum), Raleigh (6,000 entries per annum), and Greensboro (4,000 entries per annum)-major products include foods, drugs, and medical devices. Sea ports in Wilmington (2,000 entries per annum)-major products include animal feeds and commodities such as grapes, and Morehead City-Beaufort (less than 25 entries per annum)-major products include dry bulk animal feed and human food.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

North Carolina Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills for medicated feed and BSE
  • Conduct food sanitation inspections

North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

North Carolina Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct joint statutory inspectional coverage of the medical gas

manufacturing and repacking industries.

  • Conduct inspection of fish & fisheries products processors for compliance with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations.

North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources

  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies or reassemblies.

Local Activities

North Carolina Food Safety and Security Task Force


Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – North Dakota


FDA Presence: 4 FDA employees in North Dakota

Resident Posts: Dunseith, Fargo, and Pembina

  • reports to: Minneapolis District, Minneapolis,Minnesota
  • reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,009 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of North Dakota

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 63 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 29 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 5 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 2 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent

Imports

  • There are 20 active ports of entry in the State of North Dakota.
  • FDA regulated import entries are predominantly human food, including whole grain and milled products, and non-medicated animal feed.
  • North Dakota FDA regulated import entries are predominantly handled out of the 2 ND Northern border ports staffed by FDA in Pembina and Dunseith.

Industry Highlights

  • Agriculture – Leads the nation in barley, oats, sunflowers, dry edible beans, dry edible peas, flax, and canola production. Ranks second in wheat, lentils, and honey production. Other key crops include rye, potatoes, and sugarbeets.
  • North Dakota ranks eighth nationally in agricultural exports.
  • Raising of elk, deer and buffalo for meat is a rapidly expanding part of the state's agri-industry.

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

North Dakota Department of Agriculture:

  • Conduct GMP inspections of licensed feed mills, and BSE inspections of licensed and unlicensed feed facilities.
  • Conduct follow up investigations of first time violators of tissue residues in food animals.

North Dakota Department of Health:

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Partnerships

North Dakota State University Extension

  • Improving Food Handling through Education and Outreach.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Ohio


FDA Presence: 125 FDA employees in Ohio

  • Cincinnati District Office and three Resident Posts: Brunswick (Cleveland area), Columbus, and Toledo
  • Forensic Chemistry Center:Cincinnati, Ohio, (50 total)

The Cincinnati District Office and the Forensic Chemistry Center are separate organizations, each independently reports to the RFDD in the Central Region Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 4,304 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Ohio

  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 35 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 34 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 15 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 12 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Eggs – Ohio leads the nation in egg production.
  • Agriculture – Ohio includes a significant agricultural base including "mega-farms."

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills for medicated feed and BSE.
  • Conduct human food sanitation inspections.
  • Conduct follow up investigations of violative drug residues in food animals at the time of slaughter

Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

State Partnerships

Ohio Department of Agriculture

  • Establish training for state employees in analytical procedures & to conduct joint inspections.
  • Joint training of the livestock industry on producing and marketing livestock without drug residues.
  • Participated in FDA Food Preservation Training.
  • Cincinnati District had a partnership meeting with OH & KY to discuss current and possible future partnerships with the feed and food individuals

Ohio Department of Health

  • Conduct federal compliance testing of new assemblies or re-assemblies of x-ray equipment.
  • Cincinnati District had a partnership meeting with OH & KY to discuss current and possible future partnerships with the feed and food individuals

Local Activities

  • Quarterly FORC-G Meetings with State and local officials on food safety issue.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Oklahoma


FDA Presence: 4 FDA employees in Oklahoma

Resident Posts: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

  • report to: Dallas District, Dallas, Texas who
  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Import Entries are handled from the Dallas Southwest Import District office in Dallas,Texas and with the assistance of the staff located at the Oklahoma Resident Post.

Industry Presence in State

There are approximately 1,312 FDA-regulated establishments in Oklahoma

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 59 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 16 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 16 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 8 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Eggs – Oklahoma is a major egg production state.
  • Poultry – Oklahoma is home to Tyson poultry productions
  • Foods – Oklahoma is the home of Bama pies.
  • Grains – Oklahoma produces a significant amount of winter wheat, peanuts, soybeans, and seeds for sprouts.
  • Farming – Oklahoma is a major producer of feeder cattle, milk and catfish.
  • Medical devices – Oklahoma is home to major device manufacturers including dental implants and kidney dialysis supplies.
  • Dietary Supplements – Oklahoma is home to Shaklee manufacturing.
  • Bioresearch – the University of Oklahoma , School of Medicine generates work in the bioresearch program area.

The Southwest Import District receives approximately 1,016 line entries per year.

Contracts, Partnerships and Local Activities

State Contracts

Oklahoma Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills to determine compliance with BSE Rule.

State Partnerships

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

  • Share oversight and authority of regulated dairy manufacturing facilities

Dallas District Public Affairs Specialists respond to consumers and media inquires and conduct consumer education outreach to diverse constituents.


Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Oregon


FDA Presence: 13 FDA employees in Oregon

Resident Posts: Portland and Beaverton who

  • report to: Seattle District, Bothell,Washington, Charles Breen, DD
  • reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland,California, Brenda Holman, RFDD

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,576 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Oregon

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 72 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 18 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 7 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Oregon agriculture, fisheries, and food processing activities are valued to exceed $5.25 Billion in commerce.
  • Biotechnology, medical device, and medical research activities are growing industries within the State.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Oregon Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections, including seafood HACCP.
  • Conduct follow-up investigations of violative tissue residues in food animals at the time of slaughter.
  • Conduct BSE inspections.

Oregon State Department of Human Resources

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

State Partnerships

Oregon State Department of Agriculture

  • Share information and training to enhance consumer protection in food safety.

Local Activities

FDA representatives participate in:

  • Interagency Food Safety Team
  • Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education
  • Oregon Emergency Planning Food Security Core Committee
  • Oregon Emergency Planning Food Security Production Committee

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet – Pennsylvania


FDA Presence: Approximately 100 employees in Pennsylvania

Residence Posts: Harrisburg,North Wales, Pittsburgh, and, Scranton

  • report to: Philadelphia District, Philadelphia
  • reports to: Central Region,Philadelphia

Industry Presence in State:

There are 4,727 FDA-regulated establishments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Food Establishments (includes cosmetics) – 42 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments -31 percent
  • Human Drug establishments- 19 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 4 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights:

  • Pennsylvania has a large pharmaceutical industry.
  • Pennsylvania is one of the Nation's largest producer of dairy products, mushrooms, poultry and eggs.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts:

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of medicated feed mills, including coverage of BSE.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Research

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

State Partnerships:

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture:

  • Coordinate regulatory activities enforcing the Nutrition Labeling & Education Act.
  • Coordinate their regulatory activities relating to inspection of seafood and Low Acid Canned Food Industries
  • Coordinate work planning and inspectional activities to assure all non-medicated feed mills in Pennsylvania are inspected yearly to assure compliance with regulations designed to prevent the introduction of BSE

Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture & Health:

  • Assure consumers that eggs from Pennsylvania are of minimal risk to cause food-borne disease from Salmonella enteriditis.

Local Activities

Participate in the Pennsylvania AIDS Health Fraud Task Force

FDA funded Medicated Feed Inspection training for Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture employees scheduled for 3/30 to 4/1/04 in Harrisburg, PA


Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Rhode Island


FDA Presence: 5 FDA employees in Rhode Island

Resident Post: East Providence

  • reports to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts, who
  • reports to: Northeast Region,Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 744 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Rhode Island

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 58 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 28 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 12 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – <1%

Industry Highlights

  • Rhode Island is responsible for 9% of the District's Official Establishment Inventory of FDA-regulated firms with an emphasis on foods and medical devices.

State Contracts and Partnerships

State Contracts

Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections
  • Conduct seafood HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) inspections
  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – South Carolina


FDA Presence: 11 employees in South Carolina

Resident Posts: Charleston,Columbia, and Greenville

  • report to: Atlanta District, Atlanta,Georgia, who
  • reports to: Southeast Region, Atlanta,Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,205 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of South Carolina

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 56 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 27 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 14 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent
  • Animal Drug and feed establishments – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Major egg industry
  • Major food supplement manufacturer
  • Charleston ranks 4th in the nation among the largest container seaports; 45,000 entries annually; 75 custom house brokers; major commodities include canned, fresh, and frozen foods and seafood

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

South Carolina Department of Agriculture

  • Conducts inspections of food manufacturers for sanitation.

South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Controls

  • Conduct inspections of mammography and soft drink/bottled water facilities.

State Partnerships

South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control & Office of the South Carolina Veterinarian

  • Support the South Carolina Egg Quality Assurance Plan in an integrated voluntary animal production food safety program designed to ensure the highest quality and safety of eggs.

Local Activities

  • South Carolina Interagency Food Safety Council

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – South Dakota


FDA Presence: 2 FDA employees in South Dakota

Resident Post: Sioux Falls

  • reports to: Minneapolis District, Minneapolis,Minnesota
  • reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 834 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of South Dakota

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 39 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 44 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 10 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 5 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent

Imports

  • There is one port of entry in the State of South Dakota.
  • FDA regulated import entries are primarily food, food additives, cardiovascular and radiological devices.
  • The majority of SD FDA regulated import entries are handled out of the Minneapolis District FDA office.

Industry Highlights

  • Agriculture: Ranks second in the production of sunflowers.
  • Other key crops/products include wheat, oats, rye, all hay, alfalfa hay, corn, sorghum, soybeans, flax, proso millet and honey.
  • Cattle and sheep ranching are also a significant parts of the State's economy.

Contracts

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct GMP inspections of licensed feed mills, and BSE inspections of licensed and unlicensed feed facilities.
  • Conduct follow up investigations of first time violators of tissue residues in food animals.

South Dakota Department of Environment and Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

  • Training Video for Food Service Employees.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Tennessee


FDA Presence: 48 FDA employees in Tennessee

Resident Posts: Chattanooga,Knoxville and Memphis, who

  • report to: Branch Office, Nashville,Tennessee, who
  • reports to: New Orleans District, New Orleans, Louisiana, who
  • reports to: Southeast Region, Atlanta,Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,171 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Tennessee

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 34 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 37 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 19 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 5 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 5 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Memphis import operation works around the clock to review 100,000 entries of regulated products annually for Fed-Ex, the nation's largest overnight courier service
  • Major medical research centers at universities and hospitals in Memphis and Nashville
  • One national biologics testing laboratory and several regional blood banking operations
  • Major oral antibiotic manufacturer
  • 2 major implantable device manufacturers
  • Rapidly expanding freshwater prawn/shrimp industry
  • 10 Paddlefish roe (domestic caviar) processors

Contracts & Partnerships

State contracts

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of food manufacturers for sanitation.
  • Conduct feed mill inspections for BSE compliance.

Tennessee Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

State Partnerships

Tennessee Department of Agriculture and University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

  • Assist new and small food manufacturers in meeting appropriate state and federal guidelines for producing safe and honestly labeled food products

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills for medicated feeds and BSE.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

  • Regulation of new x-ray assemblies or reassemblies.

Special Programs

Active Food Safety Task Force since 2002. The TN Departments of Agriculture, Inspection & Veterinary Services; TN Department of Health Epidemiologist, TN Department of Education, Univ. of TN Agricultural Extension Service and several industry representatives meet quarterly for program planning and information sharing.


Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Texas


FDA Presence: 136 FDA employees in Texas

Import Resident Posts: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Houston Seaport/Airport, Yselta/El Paso, Laredo/Columbia/Lincoln-Juarez, Eagle Pass/ Del Rio, Rio Grande City, Pharr, Los Indios,Brownsville

  • report to: Southwest Import District (SWID) (52), Dallas
  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas

Domestic Resident Posts: Austin, El Paso,Houston, Ft. Worth, San Antonio

  • report to: Dallas District (94), Dallas
  • reports to: Southwest Region (24), Dallas

ORA HQ (4) and Office of Shared Services (14)

Industry Presence in Texas

There are approx. 7,645 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Texas

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 53 percent
  • Medical devices and Radiological establishments – 24 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 9 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 11 percent
  • Biologics establishments (includes blood banks) – 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Seafood – Texas Gulf Coast is the home of numerous seafood firms.
  • Imports into Texas – The Southwest Import District (SWID) receives approximately 1,488,717 line entries per year. Primary products are fresh produce, seafood, processed foods, and medical devices.
  • Human Drugs and Medical Devices – Texas is the home of Alcon, Allergan, Abbott, Hoechst-Cellanese, Mentor, Hospira and Cyberonics.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts (all with the Texas Department of State Health Services)

  • Conduct inspections for food sanitation.
  • Conduct inspections for milk safety
  • Conduct inspections for reported violative residue in food animals at slaughter.
  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.
  • Conduct medical device inspections

State Partnerships

Texas Department of Health

  • Examine, sample & test imported foods, cosmetics, drugs & medical devices and take appropriate action.
  • Conduct inspections of medical gas and OTC drug manufacturers and repackers.
  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies and re-assemblies.
  • Coordinate inspections of dairy manufacturing facilities.

Office of the Texas State Chemist – Feed and Fertilizer Control Service

  • Coordinate inspections of animal feed production and BSE

Dallas District Public Affairs Specialists respond to consumers and media inquires and conduct consumer education outreach to diverse constituents.


Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Utah


FDA Presence: 7 FDA employees in Utah

Resident Post: Salt Lake City

  • reports to: Denver District,Denver, Colorado

Industry Presence in State

There are 992 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Utah

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 44 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments – 27 percent
  • Human drug establishments -19 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments -6 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Agriculture is dependent on irrigation, and more than three-fourths of farm income is from livestock and livestock products. Hay is the most important crop, followed by wheat, barley, and corn (maize).
  • Following the national trend, farm employment and the number of farms in Utah have declined since 1960, but productivity has increased. Almost three-fourths of Utah's farm income comes from livestock products, the remainder from field crops, fruit, and canning crops.
  • Utah has a thriving biotechnology and medical device manufacturing industry and is home to several of the nation's largest disposable device manufacturers.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State contracts

Utah Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

Utah Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills for medicated feed and BSE

State Partnerships

Utah Department of Agriculture& Food,Utah Department of Health and Industry

  • Support the Utah Egg Quality Assurance Plan to ensure quality and safety of shell eggs.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

  • Conduct inspections of new x-ray assemblies or re-assemblies.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Vermont


FDA Presence: 4 FDA employees in Vermont

Resident Posts: Essex Junction and Highgate Springs

  • reports to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts, who
  • reports to: Northeast Region,Jamaica (New York), New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 545 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Vermont

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 74 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 12 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 8 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments – 5 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Vermont has 7% of the District's Official Establishment Inventory of FDA-regulated firms with a concentration in the food area.

State Contracts and Partnerships

State Contracts

Vermont Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct follow-up inspections/investigations of violative drug tissue residues in food animals at the time of slaughter.

Vermont Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.
  • Conduct food sanitation inspections.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Virginia


FDA Presence: 31 FDA employees in Virginia

Resident Posts: Falls Church,Norfolk, Norfolk Import Terminal,Richmond, and Roanoke who

  • report to: Baltimore District, Baltimore,Maryland who
  • reports to: Central Region,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,186 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Virginia

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 50 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 31 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 10 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 5 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

The industry in the state is very diverse and representative of the FDA national inventory including large, medium and small firms active in all FDA regulated product lines.

  • Seafood
  • Federal Food Service facilities
  • Biotech firms
  • HQ of the largest blood supplier in the U.S.
  • Imported products via the ports of Norfolk/Newport News and Dulles International Airport

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

  • Conduct inspections of feed mills, monitor compliance with BSE regulations.
  • Conduct food safety inspections.

Virginia Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

  • Collect and analyze food commodities grown for pesticides and industrial chemicals.

Virginia Department of Health Professions

  • Inspect human and veterinary drug manufacturers, repackers and distributors

Virginia Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of the crabmeat processing industry.
  • Collect and analyze clam and ocean quahog samples for marine biotoxins.
  • Conduct seafood HACCP and human food sanitation inspections

Virginia Bureau of Radiological Health

  • Conduct testing of new and re-assembled x-ray equipment.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Washington


FDA Presence: 177 FDA employees in Washington

Resident Posts: Blaine, Seattle, Spokane,Yakima, Oroville, and Tacoma.

  • report to: Seattle District: Bothell, Charles Breen, DD
  • reports to: Pacific Region: Oakland,California, Brenda Holman, RFDD

Pacific Northwest Regional Laboratory: Bothell, who reports to Pacific Region

Industry Presence in State

There are 4061 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Washington

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) -70percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 18 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 6 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 4 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Washington leading industries include dairy, fruit, biotechnology, and medical devices. Washington ranks in the top 5 nationwide in production of 29 different agricultural products. One of the largest and most diversified food and agricultural exporters.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts: Washington Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections for food sanitation.
  • Conduct investigations of reported violative residues in food animals at the time of slaughter.
  • Conduct BSE inspections.

Washington Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities. Conduct inspections of new X-ray assemblies or re-assemblies.

State Partnerships

Washington Department of Agriculture

  • Coordinate the regulation for food safety by work sharing, data sharing and educational exchange, including all current and future inspectional and sampling contracts.
  • Coordinate the regulation of the fish and fishery products processing industry.
  • Participate in a cooperative program, which encourages work sharing, data sharing, and educational exchange concerning animal feed safety.

Local Activities

  • Active involvement with the Washington Food Safety Forum a coalition of Federal and State agencies and state commodity commissions established to educate and promote accurate food safety information to the media.
  • Member of the Food Safety Review Council. The group works in partnership with the Department of Health in developing advisory technical interpretations of the state food service regulations and other matters.

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Washington D.C.


FDA Presence

Resident Post: Falls Church Resident Post services Washington D.C., who

  • reports to: Baltimore District, Baltimore,Maryland who
  • reports to Central Region,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Industry Presence in Washington D.C.

There are 262 FDA-regulated establishments in Washington D.C.

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 45 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 29 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 16 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 10 percent

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – West Virginia


FDA Presence: 3 FDA employees in West Virginia

Resident Posts: Charleston and Morgantown

  • report to: Baltimore District, Baltimore,Maryland
  • reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 629 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of West Virginia

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 47 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 26 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 12 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 11 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • One of the largest producers of generic drug tablets in the country.
  • Aquaculture (seafood)
  • Many small acidified food producers (cottage industries)

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services

  • Conduct inspections for food safety.
  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

West Virginia Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of warehouses and seafood processors for food safety.
  • Monitor and perform inspections of feed mills, renderers and others to assure compliance with BSE regulations.

State Partnerships

West Virginia Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct inspections of fish farms and processors, collect samples and analyze for pesticide and industrial chemical residues

West Virginia Radiological Health Program

  • Conduct inspections new and reassembled x-ray equipment

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Wisconsin


FDA Presence: 23 FDA employees in Wisconsin

Resident Posts in Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Madison,Green Bay, and LaCrosse

  • report to: Minneapolis District, Minneapolis,Minnesota, who
  • reports to: Central Region:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 3,838 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Wisconsin

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 57 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments – 17 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 17 percent
  • Human drug establishments – 8 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) -2 percent

Imports

  • There are 7 ports of entry in the State of Wisconsin.
  • FDA regulated import entries are primarily food, food additives, cardiovascular and radiological devices.
  • The Wisconsin FDA regulated import entries are handled out of the Minneapolis District Office and the International Falls, MN, Resident Post.

Industry Highlights

  • Milk & Dairy – Leads the nation in cheese and dry whey production; second in milk and butter production.
  • Cranberries – Wisconsin ranks first in cranberry production.
  • Low Acid Canned Foods – Ranks first in snapbeans. Significant processing includes carrots, sweet corn, green peas, cucumbers/pickles, cabbage (kraut), and beets.
  • Seafood – Home of more than 90 firms that process or handle seafood.
  • Agriculture – Significant production occurs for: maple syrup, mint for oil, potatoes, oats, tart cherries, corn for silage, ginseng, honey, and milk cows.
  • Medical Devices – Wisconsin is the home of two major medical device manufacturers – GE Medical Systems & General Electric Medical Systems Information Technology

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

  • Conduct GMP inspections at licensed feed mills and BSE inspections at licensed and unlicensed feed facilities.
  • Conduct food sanitation, seafood HACCP, and juice HACCP inspections.
  • Conduct follow-up investigations of first time violators of tissue residues in food animals.

Department of Health and Social Services

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities

State Partnerships

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture

  • Food Security Awareness Training
  • GMP Training for On-Farm Feed Mixers of Medicated Feed

Food and Drug Administration

Fact Sheet – Wyoming


FDA Presence

Wyoming is covered by the Denver District, Denver,Colorado, who

  • reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas,Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 235 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Wyoming

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) – 51 percent
  • Human Drug establishments – 18 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments – 17 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments – 10 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) – 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • The mineral extraction industry and the travel and tourism sector are the main drivers behind Wyoming's economy.
  • Wyoming's mineral commodities include coal, natural gas, coal bed methane, crude oil, and trona.Wyomingranks highest in mining employment in the U.S.
  • The main agricultural commodities produced in Wyoming include livestock (beef), hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool. Over 91% of land inWyomingis classified as rural.

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts

Wyoming Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct food sanitation inspections

Wyoming Department of Health

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships

Wyoming Department of Agriculture

  • Share oversight & authority of regulated dairy manufacturing facilities.

Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy

  • Conduct inspections of medical gas manufacturing facilities and share reports with the Denver District Office.

 

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