Food & Drug Safety Program

Select textsizemediumlargelarger

Wholesale Food & Cosmetic Project

Project Leader: Peter DeTroia
Phone Number: (609)826-4935

The Wholesale Food and Cosmetic Project is responsible for licensing and oversees the inspection of firms that produce, prepare, manufacture, store, transport, and handle foods and cosmetics intended for wholesale distribution for compliance with the rules governing these types of establishments (N.J.A.C. 8:21-2.1 et seq.).

This project also maintains a partnership agreement/contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct over 400 FDA inspections of food establishments for compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices.

When there is evidence of adulteration based on direct observations or a confirmatory laboratory analysis of physical samples collected in the field, this project will authorize the product in question to be detained (embargoed) and/or witness the voluntary destruction of the product in order to protect the public’s health. This project also provides guidance and assistance to local health departments, consumers, and industry representatives in interpreting the rules governing these establishments.

Parts of a Food Label
Parts of a Food Label
[English 516k] [Korean 809k] [Japanese 719k] [Portuguese 809k] [Traditional Chinese 907k]  [Russian 632k] [Spanish 738k] [Arabic 836k] [Hindi 860k] [Haitian Creole 512k]


TIP:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bioterrorism Act requires that all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human consumption register with the FDA. 

To register and for more information, visit the FDA website ( and click on "Registration of Food Facilities."


Food and Drug Safety Program Payments

Submit Payments