Food Complaints



To report sanitation problems, fires, water outages, and sewage backups at restaurants and other food facilities within San Diego County:

FHD Complaint Desk
Phone: (858) 505-6903

For general inquiries regarding food facilities within San Diego County:

FHD Duty Specialist
Phone: (858) 505-6900

To report suspected foodborne illness (food poisoning) related to retail food facilities, such as restaurants and markets, within the County of San Diego:

FHD Epidemiology Liaison
Phone: (858) 505-6814

Please fill out this form and email to:



Wholesale food processing and distribution facilities that handle food other than meat and poultry:

CA Dept. of Public Health, Food & Drug Branch
Phone: (800) 495-3232 (toll-free)


Domestic and imported food products sold in interstate commerce that do not contain meat or poultry, such as cereal and bottled beverages:

Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Phone:  (888) INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332) (toll-free nationwide) or Southern California (949) 608-3530 or (800)
877-8339 (TDD/TTY)

Food-borne illness or a drug- product tampering cases

FDA's Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
Phone: (888) 723-3366
Emergency/ 24-hour number: (301) 443-1240

Domestic and imported meat, poultry and related products (such as meat- or poultry-containing stews, pizzas, and frozen foods), and processed egg products (generally liquid, frozen, and dried pasteurized egg products):

United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety & Inspection Service
Phone:  (800) 535-4555 (toll-free nationwide) (800) 256-7072 (TDD/TTY)
Website: USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline


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