Ask the Food Safety Experts!

Empty ChairThe Virginia Department of Health wants to hear from you! If you’ve looked around our website and still can’t find the information you need, contact the Food Safety Experts of VDH. We can provide the latest guidance and information on food safety and put you in touch with the resources to help answer your question. Some common inquiries include:

Mailing Address:
Food Safety Program
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2448
109 Governor Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Simply e-mail us at

Note: Cottage food manufacturers and home-based kitchen processors fall under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of  Agriculture and Consumer Services. If you would like to prepare, package, and sell food products made in your home or have questions regarding the “cottage food laws,” please see the VDACS website.

Note: catering operations are not permitted from a home-based kitchen.