Food and Recreational Safety

Active Food Safety Alerts for Wisconsin

About Food and Recreational Safety

The Food and Recreational Safety Division regulates the entire food chain, from the agricultural producer to
the consumer. That permits a comprehensive approach to food safety issues affecting producers, processors,
distributors, retailers, and consumers.

DATCP's Food and Recreational Safety Division enforces food, lodging, and recreation laws by working to ensure:
  • A safe, wholesome and secure food supply
  • The safe operation of:
    • Lodging establishments
    • Pools and water attractions
    • Campgrounds
    • Recreational and educational camps

The division:

  • Licenses and inspects nearly 24,000 food, lodging, and recreation establishments
  • Issues and oversees more than 6,000 personal licenses (for example, bulk milk weigher and sampler, lab analysts)
  • Supervises 55 city, county, or multi-unit jurisdictions local health department inspection of:
    • Retail food establishments, including restaurants
    • Lodging
    • Recreational businesses