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Food and Dairy Section

Milk CowThe Food and Dairy Section within the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is charged with the inspection of dairy farms, dairy plants, milk transport trucks, dairy and trade product distributors and milk samplers. Every dairy product offered for sale must be registered with the department. TDA is also responsible for all food products manufactured, distributed or offered for sale outside of restaurants. All retail food stores are inspected at a minimum of once every six months.  Learn more about retail food store scores 

Other responsibilities include shell egg inspections, bottled water regulations, custom slaughterhouse inspections, hazardous substance inspection and labeling, nutritional labeling, and most recently, the prevention of access of tobacco to minors. Lean more about food and dairy regulations

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