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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Enforcement


8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399
Phone: (614) 728-6240
TTY-Ohio Relay Service: 1-800-750-0750

Assuring Compliance with Laws and Rules
ODA's Enforcement Division provides investigative support conducting both criminal and administrative investigations for all of ODA's regulatory divisions.

When a business or individual regulated by ODA fails to comply with state laws or rules, the division is called upon to take appropriate action through notices of violation, letters of warning, administrative actions, or criminal prosecutions. Gaining industry compliance with food safety regulations is essential to ODA's mission to help prevent public health risks.

In an effort to assure the safeness and wholesomeness of our food supply, all enforcement agents, in conjunction with ODA's Meat Inspection Division, received training in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), a production control system for the food industry which combines common sense with science to help assure safer food production. In addition, all enforcement agents received training from the Food Safety Division on the Retail Food Establishment/Food Service Operation Laws. These trainings give enforcement agents the information they need to better enforce the Department's food safety regulations.