Type of Food Resources:
Food (except meat) Inquiries: Submit Your Question.
Phone: Call 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)
Call weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Closed Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Mail: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Meat, Poultry, or Egg Products
Email: Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)
Call weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Email: Send your question to CVMHomeP@cvm.fda.gov.
Phone: Call the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine at 240-276-9300 and leave a message. Your question will be answered within 2 business days.
Illness or Food Poisoning
Email: Send your question to email@example.com.
Phone: Ask a Foodborne Illness Question (CDC) at
Call anytime, 24 hours a day, every day.