Food & Retail Establishments

The Division of Food & Recreational Safety works to ensure a wholesome and secure food supply. The division enforces Wisconsin’s food safety and labeling laws. The division, in partnership with local government agencies, licenses and inspects nearly 40,000 food establishments statewide including food processors, dairy farms, dairy plants, meat processors, retail food establishments ​and caterers, and vending machine operators.  

The 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.

​​​The Division of Food & Recreational Safety contracts with public health departments in some areas of the state to conduct inspections on our behalf: Map of retail food agents in Wisconsin.

Here you can find links to information about various aspects of our responsibility.​