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Food safety specialists are available to answer your food safety questions. To contact the appropriate governmental representative directly, see the detailed listing of food safety agency contacts. We suggest you select one of the food safety topic areas below to determine if an answer to your question is already available from the Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us for additional assistance.

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Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, EST.

By phone: (301) 504-5515

By fax: (301) 504-6409

By mail:
Food Safety Research Information Office
USDA ARS National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Rm 108-B
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

Most questions are answered within three business days of receipt. A reference librarian will contact you if more time or information is needed.