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Wholesale Foods, Manufactures, Procedures, Bottled Water,Water Vending, and Department of Corrections Facilities

 The food service inspection program was created in 1923, which was later expanded to include the manufacture of foods and the distribution process. Bottled water and water vending regulations were added in the 1980's. The inspection of Department of Corrections facilities was mandated by a federal court and has continued. This is a traditional public health program for the protection of the consumer and of all food goods manufactured in the state. This program is part of a shared responsibility between the state and the Food and Drug Administration under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Its mission is to reduce the incidence of food-borne illness and to provide for a sanitary environment in food manufacturing, processing and wholesale establishments. Program staff develop, write, implement and interpret rules, issue mandated licenses, track statistical data, provide for enforcement of establishments not in compliance, train industry and consumers in food manufacturing practices, meet with consumer advisory committees, and provide technical assistance as necessary. Inspection of the facilities is performed by Consumer Health Service staff sanitarians, except for Oklahoma City and Tulsa, where it is performed through contract.

 

 

Location and Contact Information

MAILING

Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 268815                  
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 

 

LOCATION/WALK INS

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Protection Division
1000 N.E. 10th Street
(405) 271-5243, FAX (405) 271-3458
Contact: KC Ely, Chief

 

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