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 mphotline.fsis@usda.gov.

Phone: Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)

(TTY: 1-800-256-7072)

Call weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


Pet Food

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 cdcinfo@cdc.gov.

Phone: Ask a Foodborne Illness Question (CDC) at
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

(TTY:  1-888-232-6348.)

Call anytime, 24 hours a day, every day.