Inspection Services Division

1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814  •  inspection_services@cdfa.ca.gov

Inspection Services is a division within the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). California currently produces over 400 different crops which enter state, national, and international commerce.

  • Inspection and Compliance

    Inspect fruits, vegetables and nuts to ensure maturity, grade, size, weight, packaging and labeling meet the consumers' quality expectations. Perform verification audits to ensure good handling and agricultural practices are utilized to contribute to a safe food supply.

  • Center for Analytical Chemistry

    Conduct chemical analysis in support of food and environmental safety.

  • Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drug Regulatory Services

    Ensure fertilizer, animal feed, and livestock drugs are safe and effective, and meet the quality and quantity guaranteed by the manufacturer. This helps prevent toxins and contaminants from entering the food chain.


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About CDFA's Inspection Services

The Inspection Services division is responsible for regulatory oversight of California's agricultural industry to ensure the highest quality products are available to both consumers and producers. (4:58)