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Most questions regarding food production, handling, sales and serving, including cottage food laws and regulations are handled by the state's local health department or department of agriculture, and sometimes by a city or county business registration office.
333 S. Grand Ave
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
General Information: 517-241-3740. Hearing impaired callers may contact the Michigan Relay Center at 711 and ask for the number above.
Public Health Emergencies: 517-335-9030 (For Bureau of Laboratories Public Health Emergencies ONLY)
Hotlines for providing assistance services - Michigan - view the full list of hotlines.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the Michigan COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 from 8 am to 5 pm.
Environmental Assistance Center: 800-662-9278
The following counties have websites, and some have Facebook pages, that provide information regarding their department and its services:
Click on a county to see the local health department that serves its residents.
Or choose a county from the following list:
City of Detroit
A general overview of the activities and services provided by the MDHHS Division of Environmental Health
Information on various topics from arsenic, asthma, mercury, mold, pesticides, PBBs, dioxin, lead, and more.
Learn more about this MDHHS project to investigate PFAS exposure in North Kent County.
Learn more about DEH biomonitoring projects and health studies.
Information on site investigations, local eat safe fish guidelines, and other local topics, sorted by county.
Contact information for Division staff
Information about occupational disease and injury in Michigan. Includes reports, publications, and ...
Information to help prevent future pesticide exposure incidents through education and improved ...
Rules require laboratories to report clinical test results for lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and ...
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) websiteFDA Labeling and Nutrition
Nutrition Facts Label, Label Claims, Menu and Vending Machine Labeling, Gluten-Free LabelingFDA Ingredients and Packaging
Food & Color Additives, GRAS, Food Allergens, Food Contact Substances, New Plant Varieties
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a tool, the AskUSDA site providing information from across USDA all in one place. Just type key words or phrases into the search box. Your search will provide the top 10 results from across USDA. For the best search results, keep in mind that including "and" in the search box will exclude articles that don't include all searched words. Including "or" in the search box will include articles with any of the searched words.
If you have specific USDA questions that you cannot find answers to on the site, call (202) 720-2791 or email USDA at [email protected].
If you are looking for the national US Department of Health, that's the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and here is the mailing address and phone number:
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
Note: Please be aware that mail sent to their Washington D.C. area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to security precautions.