Food Protection Program

The Food Protection Program ensures a safe and wholesome food supply in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Food Protection Program serves Massachusetts by developing regulations, policies and interpretations, conducting routine inspections, conducting foodborne illness complaint investigations and responding to other food emergency incidents, participating in cooperative food safety inspection programs with other state, federal and local agencies, offering educational programs, and undertaking regulatory enforcement actions such as embargoes, administrative sanctions, and civil or criminal penalties.
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