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Food and Drug Branch

The Food and Drug Branch mission is to protect and improve the health of all California residents by assuring that foods, drugs, medical devices and certain other consumer products are safe and are not adulterated, misbranded nor falsely advertised; and that drugs and medical devices are effective.

Mailing Address:

California Department of Public Health
Food and Drug Branch
1500 Capitol Avenue MS 7602
PO Box 997435
Sacramento, CA 95899-7435


David Mazzera, Ph.D.,  Branch Chief
Michael Ayala, Chief,  Fiscal Operations & Program Support Section
Hugo Cornejo, Chief, Drug Safety, Consumer Product Safety, and Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Section
Pat Kennelly, Chief, Food Safety Section
Harlan Loui, Chief, Medical Device Safety Section
Laurence Upjohn, Chief, Science and Education Section

FDB Organizational Chart

Main Phone Number:

(800) 495-3232

FDB Email:


Consumer Complaints:

(800) 495-3232

Consumer Complaints


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