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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

report to: Southeast Region, Atlanta, Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,583 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Alabama

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 37 percent
  • Medical Device and radiological establishments - 31 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 19 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 8 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.
  • Seafood - Alabama's primary food industry includes Gulf shrimp, crab, and oysters from the coast and farm-raised catfish
  • Agriculture - Poultry, timber, cattle, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts are major agricultural crops.
  • 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.
  • The Gulf was affected by Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. The industry is still recovering and will be for a number of years.

Contracts & Partnerships

State Contracts

Alabama Department of Public Health

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

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

  • Conduct BSE inspections

State Partnerships

Alabama Department of Public Health

  • Established 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

reports to: Pacific Region: Oakland, California

Industry Presence in State

There are 471 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Alaska

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) -79 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 13 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, conduct seafood HACCP 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 — Arkansas

FDA Presence: 71 field and 225 research center employees in Arkansas

Dallas District Resident Post in Little Rock, Arkansas: (3 investigators)

reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Import entries are handled out of the Dallas Southwest Import District Office and through the Dallas District Staff located in Arkansas

Arkansas Regional Laboratory: Jefferson (66) reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Office of Shared Services (1), HHS (1)

National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR/FDA), Jefferson (225 + 318 contractors)

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,350 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Arkansas.

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 61 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 15 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 13 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 9 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.

Southwest Import District receives approximately 593 line entries yearly into Arkansas ports of entry.

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 225 government scientists and 318 contract support personnel who conduct fundamental, translational research that results in developing, modifying or validating FDA regulatory standards. Current work includes studies applying new technologies (such as genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) in conjunction with traditional biomarkers to provide data more easily extrapolated to the human; investigating the possibility of interspecies transfer of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms to humans; developing knowledge and techniques that will lead to the development of more effective drugs and more personalized medicine; defining methods of identifying subpopulations that are susceptible to particular chemical carcinogens, and likely to experience adverse drug reactions or decreased drug efficacy; and studying the interaction of light with cosmetic ingredients and tattoo pigments.

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 — Arizona

FDA Presence: 29 employees in Arizona

Resident Posts: Phoenix and Tucson

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

  • 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 399,411 line entries in fiscal year 2005, an increase of approximately 35,700 line entries from the previous year. There were 17,945 line entries into the ports of Phoenix and Tucson. 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 — California

(2 pages)

FDA Presence: 464 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 16,682 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of California

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 46 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 38 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 9 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. One thousand, one hundred (1,100) ocean shipping containers, containing foodstuffs arrive each day in the Port of Los Angeles/ Long Beach, increasing at approximately 20% annually. 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; a gateway for mail order imports of pharmaceuticals from outside the U.S. 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.
  • Ports of entry along the California/Mexico border as well as the San Diego airport and seaport accounted for 1,176,115 line entries in fiscal year 2005, an increase of approximately 180,350 line entries over that in FY04.

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: 108 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.
  • Imports into Colorado - The Southwest Import District (SWID in Dallas) receives approximately 32,593 line entries per year through Colorado ports of entry. SWID import assignments are performed by Denver District staff. Primary products are medical devices, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, and medical devices.

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: 13 FDA employees in Connecticut

Resident Posts: Hartford and Bridgeport

reports to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts who

reports to: Northeast Region, Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,820 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Connecticut.

  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 47 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 32 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 17 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments - 2 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 HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) 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: 9 FDA 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 222 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Delaware

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 38 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 33 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 19 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 6 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 2005 the seminar was held Sept. 13 at the Polytech Adult Education Center in Woodside, DE and approximately 150 persons, mainly from food service establishments throughout the state attended. The focus of 2005 meeting was on food security issues and in communicating proper food handling techniques.




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Florida

FDA Presence: 105 employees in Florida

Resident Posts: Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami (Domestic), Tallahassee, Tampa, Miami(Imports), Port Everglades (co-located with USCBP)

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

  • Medical devices and Radiological establishments - 40 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 35 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 18 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 4 percent
  • Biologics establishments - 3 percent

Industry Highlights

  • 370 high risk food firms of which 238 are high risk seafood firms
  • Miami is the largest port in U.S. for importation of fresh seafood
  • Miami is fifth largest port in U.S. for importation of FDA regulated commodities
  • Over 359 class II & III medical device firms

Contracts, Partnerships & Local Activities

State Contracts/Memoranda of Understanding:

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • Conduct feed mill/BSE, food sanitation and seafood HAACP inspections.
  • Florida Ruminant Feed Ban Enhancement project-Cooperative Agreement Grant Award: Ruminant feed ban support project for increased feed mill/BSE inspections and feed sample collection and analysis for prohibited materials.

Florida Department of Health:

  • Conduct inspections of mammography facilities.

State Partnerships:

Florida Department of Agriculture and 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

  • Seminole County and Orange County Healthy Kids Partnerships promote positive opportunities for school aged children in Seminole County to learn healthy nutrition and the value of increased daily physical activity.
  • Actively pursuing regulatory action against growers and distributors of turtles with carapace length 4" implicated in salmonellosis infections in children.
  • Florida District leads the nation in successful regulatory actions due to the diligent work of investigations and compliance staffs.
  • 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: 228 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 2,876 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Georgia

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 47 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 32 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 16 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments - 3 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • American Red Cross Regional Blood Bank.
  • Serologicals Corporation HQ (major plasmapheresis center).
  • Cryolife (largest/major tissue bank processor).
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport landport-60,000+ import entries per annum (condoms, gloves, seafood, produce, and medical devices). Savannahseaport-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 Spelman College.

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 535 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Hawaii

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 63 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 26 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 6 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments -2 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, University of Hawaii and 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: 5 FDA employees in Idaho

Resident Post: Boise, Eastport

report to: Seattle District, Bothell, Washington

reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland, California

Industry Presence in State

There are 834 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: 64 FDA employees in Illinois

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

report to: Chicago District, Chicago, Illinois, who

reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 5,222 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Illinois

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 44 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 38 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 12 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 4 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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 Cooperative Agreements (Grants)

Illinois Department of Agriculture

  • Conduct 200 inspections of renderers, protein blenders, commercial animal feed manufacturers, distributors, transporters of animal feed and feed ingredients, on-farm mixers, and ruminant feeders to ensure safety and BSE control
  • Collect and analyze 500 surveillance samples of renderers, protein blenders, and feed mills to ensure safety and BSE control

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: 18 employees in Indiana

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

who report to: Detroit District, Detroit, MI

who reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia, PA

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,258 active FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Indiana

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 44 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 28 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 12 percent
  • Human Drug establishments (includes Medical Gas) - 12 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Major drug manufacturers include Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, and 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.

Purdue University

  • 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 1,604 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Iowa

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 46 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 30 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 15 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 7 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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 Animal Feed for BSE Compliance
  • Coordinate oversight of regulated dairy manufacturing facilities.

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

  • 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.
  • Iowa Food Safety Task Force - Established under FDA-funded grant.




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Kansas

FDA Presence: 122 FDA employees in Kansas

Resident Posts: Wichita (2)

reports to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas, who

report to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Regional Staff: Lenexa (4)

Headquarters Staff: DFO/OITSS Staff: Lenexa (3) & OFASS Staff: Lenexa (1)

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,607 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Kansas

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 53 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 20 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 17 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 (KDA)

  • 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 partnering with KDA to share results from state's BSE inspections.
  • Kansas is one of 8 states awarded FDA funding under a cooperative agreement to enhance their animal safety and BSE prevention programs.




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 1,527 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Kentucky

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 44 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 23 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 16 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 13 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.
  • Bi-annual meetings with Food Safety Branch
  • Yearly meeting with UKY Regulatory Services - CVM/Feed issues.

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.
  • FDA provided funding so KY employees could attend Acidified Food training
  • FDA provided funding for a survey of Food Mfg Industry for potential firms that fall under BSE Regs. Shared information with UK Reg Services.

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: 29 FDA employees in Louisiana

Resident Posts in Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport

report to: New Orleans District, who

report to: Southeast Region: Atlanta, Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,313 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Louisiana

  • Food establishments - 61 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 19 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 13 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 4 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 3 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.
  • The Gulf was affected by Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. The industry is still recovering and will be for a number of years.

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.

1/06/06

Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Maine

FDA Presence: 17 FDA employees in Maine

Resident Post: Augusta and

Border Stations: Houlton and Calais

reports to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts, who

reports to: Northeast Region, Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 990 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Maine

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 70 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 16 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 9 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments - 3 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 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 — Massachusetts

FDA Presence: 153 FDA employees in Massachusetts including State Programs Branch (6) and Regional Computer Center personnel (3)

Resident Post: Worcester (4 employees)

Border Station: Boston (10 employees)

report to: New England District, Stoneham, Massachusetts (66 employees)

reports to: Northeast Region, Jamaica, New York

Laboratory: Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center, Winchester, Massachusetts (64 employees)

reports to: Northeast Region, Jamaica, New York

Industry Presence in State

There are 4,211 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Massachusetts

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 47 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 37 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 12 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 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 — Maryland

FDA Presence: 49 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 2,025 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Maryland

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 40 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 36 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 14 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 7 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

  • Food/Seafood: Contract includes 175 inspections of food/seafood manufacturers, repackers, distributors, and warehouses.

Maryland Department of Agriculture

  • Tissue Residue: Contract includes 30 inspections in follow-up to USDA findings of drug residues in excess of established tolerances in animals sold for human consumption.
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE): Contract includes 100 inspections of feed manufacturers, retail operations, haulers.

Partnerships

There are currently no contracts with the state of Maryland.




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 3,066 active FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Michigan

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 44 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 31 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 11 percent
  • Human Drug establishments (includes Medical Gas) - 11 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 percent

Industry Highlights: Major firms:

  • Drugs: Parkedale Pharmaceuticals (Div. of King Pharmaceuticals), Pfizer, Dow Chemical, Perrigo, DSM Pharma Chemicals, Rutherford 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: Detroit District ports of entry include airports, seaports, and border crossings along the Canadian border. FDA-regulated commodities entering through these ports include food (80%), drugs (9%), medical devices and radiological products (7%), biologics (1%) and cosmetics (3%).

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 health fraud.




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Minnesota

FDA Presence: 67 FDA employees in Minnesota

Resident Post: International Falls

reports to: Minneapolis District: Minneapolis, who

reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Industry Presence in State

There are 3,170 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Minnesota

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 39 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 30 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 20 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 9 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 percent

Imports

  • There are 11 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, Grants

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

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (grants)

  • Monitor transporters of prohibited materials (mammalian tissue) and transporters of non-prohibited materials; and the receivers of those materials.
  • Conduct BSE inspections of feed transporters and feeders of ruminants.




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Missouri

FDA Presence: 43 FDA employees in Missouri.

Resident Posts: St. Louis (12 assigned to ORA ), Springfield (2)

report to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas, who

reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Import entries entering ports of entry in Missouri are handled by the Southwest Import District. There is one Southwest Import District import investigator stationed at the St. Louis Resident Post. The Southwest Import District reports to the Southwest Region.

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

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,408 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Missouri

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 37 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 27 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 17 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 16 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 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.
  • The Southwest Import District received approximately 49,000 entry lines in FY05 an increase of about 7000 lines over FY04. The majority of imported products are medical devices and foods.

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 animal feed for BSE Compliance
  • Conduct inspections and information sharing related to BSE.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Coordinate the oversight of dairy manufacturing facilities.

  • Pharmaceutical Technical Exchange Association (PTEA) organized by FDA's Kansas City District to facilitate information exchange among the 200 member firms. PTEA meets semi-annually.
  • 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 — Mississippi

FDA Presence: 6 FDA employees in Mississippi

Resident Post: Jackson

reports to: New Orleans District, who

reports to: Southeast Region: Atlanta, Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 983 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Mississippi

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 48 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 27 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 13 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 8 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 4 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Two major ports of entry - Gulfport, Pascagoula. Most of the bananas imported into the U.S. are entered through the Port of Gulfport.
  • Seafood - Mississippi's primary food industry includes Gulf shrimp and oysters from the coast and farm-raised catfish in the Delta.
  • Agriculture - Poultry, timber, cattle, cotton, and soybeans are major agricultural crops.
  • 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.
  • The Gulf was affected by Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. The industry is still recovering and will be for a number of years.

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 Departments of Marine Resources, Agriculture, and Health

  • Establish a cooperative emergency response plan for natural disasters.

Special Programs

  • 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 — Montana

FDA Presence: 3 FDA employees in Montana

Resident Posts: Helena and Sweetgrass

report to: Seattle District: Bothell, Washington,

reports to: Pacific Region: Oakland, California

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,066 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

  • The cooperative program 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: 4 FDA employees in Nebraska

Resident Post: Omaha

Reports to: Kansas City District, Lenexa, Kansas

Reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,082 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Nebraska

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 57 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 20 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments -13 percent
  • Human drug establishments -8 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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 for BSE compliance.
  • 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.
  • Nebraska is one of 8 states awarded funding under a cooperative agreement designed to enhance the state's animal feed safety and BSE prevention programs.
  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture has enrolled in FDA's nationally recognized Retail Food Standards Program.




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, who

reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland, California

Industry Presence in State

There are 597 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Nevada

  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 44 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 22 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 15 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 14 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 5 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Growth of tourism and entertainment industry is demonstrated by the fact that there are more than 7,000 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 643 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of New Hampshire

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 43 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 38 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 15 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments - 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • New Hampshire's inventory of firms makes up approximately 7% of the New England District 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: 79 employees in New Jersey

Resident Posts: Voorhees, New Brunswick

report to: New Jersey District, Parsippany, New Jersey, who

reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia

Industry Presence in State

There are 4,248 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of New Jersey

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 45 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 35 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 17 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 1 percent

Industry Highlights

  • New Jersey is recognized internationally as the center of the global pharmaceutical industry. It is home to more pharmaceutical companies than any other State in the country, and any other country in the world. For several decades, New Jersey-headquartered pharmaceutical companies have discovered and developed more than 1/3 of new drugs approved by FDA.
  • 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 and 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: 4 FDA employees in New Mexico

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

reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas Texas

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

Santa Teresa and Columbus report to:

Southwest Import District: Dallas, Texas

Industry Presence in State

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

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 48 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 20 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 20 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 7 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 5 percent

New Mexico ports of entry are the responsibility of the Southwest Import District (SWID). These ports receive approximately 16,685 line entries per year.

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 research and development spending of almost $5 billion
  • Third in natural gas production, 2nd in onshore proven gas reserves and 1st in coal bed methane gas production and reserves. Leader in alternative power sources.
  • Primary imported products are fresh produce and processed food products, candy, and alcoholic beverages.

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. 1/06/06




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — New York

FDA Presence 363 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) - 42 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 37 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 13 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 6 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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 at Buffalo 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 2,781 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of North Carolina

Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 45 percent

Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 27 percent

Human Drug establishments - 19 percent

Animal Drug and Feed establishments -7 percent

Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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: 5 FDA employees in North Dakota

Resident Posts: Dunseith, Fargo, and Pembina

reports to: Minneapolis District, Minneapolis, Minnesota, who

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) - 64 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 29 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 4 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 non-medicated animal feed, and whole grain and milled products.
  • 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 sugar beets.
  • 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 report to the Central Region Office in Philadelphia, PA

Industry Presence in State

There are 4,086 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Ohio

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 36 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 35 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 14 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 12 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 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.
  • Participated in Better Process Control School.
  • Attendance at Acidified Food Course - hosted at ODA.
  • Attendance at Seafood HACCP course.
  • FDA provided Ohio inspectors with cameras to better document violative conditions and share information with FDA.
  • FDA provided Ohio with Inspection equipment to better conduct their inspections.

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

  • CIN-DO attends quarterly FORC-G Meetings with State and local officials on food safety issues.
  • CIN-DO attends quarterly meetings with ODA to discuss issues and items of concerns to both agencies.
  • CIN-DO conducted Juice HACCP training with ODA for the Juice/Cider Industry in Ohio




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 Dallas District Oklahoma Resident Posts.

Industry Presence in State

There are approximately 1,592 FDA-regulated establishments in Oklahoma

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 58 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 17 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 15 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 8 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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 577 line entries per year through Oklahoma ports of entry.

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 who

reports to: Pacific Region, Oakland, California

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,696 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Oregon

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 72 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 17 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 6 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 3 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 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.
  • 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 90 employees in Pennsylvania

Residence Posts: Harrisburg, North Wales(scheduled for closing in April 2006), Pittsburgh, and, Scranton

report to: Philadelphia District, Philadelphia

reports to: Central Region, Philadelphia

Industry Presence in State:

There are 4,580 FDA-regulated establishments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Food Establishments (includes cosmetics) - 42 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments -33 percent
  • Human Drug establishments -18 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 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




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Rhode Island

FDA Presence: 4 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 796 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Rhode Island

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 57 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 27 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 12 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 percent
  • Animal Drug and Feed establishments - 2%

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 1,219 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of South Carolina

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 51 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 30 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 15 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 percent
  • Animal Drug and feed establishments - 1 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

  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 48 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 40 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 8 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 3 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 1 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: 61 FDA employees in Tennessee

Resident Posts: Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis, who

report to: New Orleans District, who

report to: Southeast Region, Atlanta, Georgia

Industry Presence in State

There are 2,239 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Tennessee

  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 39 percent
  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 32 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 entries of regulated products for Fed-Ex, the nation's largest overnight courier service. In FY '05, Memphis reviewed over 126,000 entries representing over 179,000 entry lines of FDA-regulated commodities.
  • 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 sanitation inspections of food manufacturers
  • Conduct BSE feed mill inspections

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 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: 184 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, Brownsville, San Antonio

report to: Southwest Import District (SWID) (53), Dallas

reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas

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

report to: Dallas District (89), Dallas

reports to: Southwest Region (25), Dallas

Office of Regulatory Affairs HQ (4) and Office of Shared Services (13)

Industry Presence in Texas

There are 7,734 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Texas

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 57 percent
  • Medical devices and Radiological establishments - 22 percent
  • Human drug establishments -11 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 8 percent
  • Biologics establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 percent

Industry Highlights

  • Seafood - Texas Gulf Coast is the home of numerous seafood firms.
  • Imports into Texas - The Southwest Import District (SWID) receives approximately 1,974,453 line entries per year through Texas ports of entry. 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 and Cooperative Agreements

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.
  • Examine, sample & test imported foods, cosmetics, drugs & medical devices and take appropriate action.
  • 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 compliance with BSE rule

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: 6 FDA employees in Utah

Resident Post: Salt Lake City

reports to: Denver District, Denver, Colorado

Industry Presence in State

There are 1,036 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Utah

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 40 percent
  • Medical device and radiological establishments - 32 percent
  • Human drug establishments -20 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 5 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 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 nations largest disposable device manufacturers.
  • Imports into Utah - The Southwest Import District (SWID located in Dallas) receives approximately 6,640 line entries per year through Utah ports of entry. Primary products are cosmetics and medical devices. Imports assignments issued by SWID are handled by Denver district staff.

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: 3 FDA employees in Vermont

Resident Post: Essex Junction

Border Station: 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 576 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Vermont

Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 73 percent

Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 11 percent

Human Drug establishments - 8 percent

Animal Drug and Feed establishments - 7 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: 30 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 2,246 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Virginia

Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 47 percent

Medical device and Radiological establishments - 31 percent

Human drug establishments - 10 percent

Animal drug and feed establishments - 7 percent

Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 5 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: 164 FDA employees in Washington

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

report to: Seattle District: Bothell, WA who

reports to: Pacific Region: Oakland, California

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) -70 percent

Medical device and Radiological establishments - 18 percent

Human drug establishments - 5 percent

Animal drug and feed establishments - 5 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

  • 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.
  • Member of the Washington State Subcommittee on Agricultural and Food Safety. The group works to reduce the vulnerability to a terrorist attach on agricultural industry and to improve coordination and collaboration among key partners.




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 644 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of West Virginia

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 50 percent
  • Medical device and Radiological establishments - 23 percent
  • Human drug establishments - 12 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 12 percent
  • Biologic establishments (includes blood banks) - 3 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 and 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: 21 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 3,942 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Wisconsin

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 56 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 3 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 and 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, Grants

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

State Grants

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture

  • Expand existing surveillance and BSE compliance program for feed manufacturers and feeders of ruminant animals.
  • Conduct BSE inspections of feed manufacturers and feeders of ruminants.




Food and Drug Administration
Fact Sheet — Wyoming

FDA Presence

There are no FDA employees in Wyoming. Wyoming is covered by the Denver District, Denver, Colorado, who reports to: Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas

Industry Presence in State

There are 256 FDA-regulated establishments in the State of Wyoming

  • Food establishments (includes cosmetics) - 53 percent
  • Human Drug establishments - 19 percent
  • Medical Device and Radiological establishments - 15 percent
  • Animal drug and feed establishments - 11 percent
  • Biological establishments (includes blood banks) - 2 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. Wyoming ranks 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 in Wyoming is 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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