Consumers in the United States enjoy the safest and healthiest food supply in the world. State agencies, including state departments of agriculture, play a vital role in implementing and enforcing our nation’s system of food safety and inspection laws. NASDA works on a wide variety of issues related to labeling, inspection, and regulation of raw and processed food (including meat, poultry, and seafood) and food production, processing and marketing methods and technologies to ensure human safety and nutrition.

Committee of Jurisdiction: Food Regulation Committee


Secretary Karen Ross, California

Vice Chair:
Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt, Connecticut

NASDA Staff Contact:
Becky Garrison Warfel

Matters within the jurisdiction of the Food Systems and Nutrition shall include food safety, food labeling, nutrition, food waste, food access/security, and food supply chain issues.

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Food Supply
& Production

Nutrition &
Food Assistance

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