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Main Telephone:

(800) 495-3232




Address (Courier Delivery):

California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch

1500 Capitol Ave, MS 7602

Sacramento, CA 95814


Address (Non-Courier Delivery):

California Department of Public Health - Food and Drug Branch

P.O. Box 997435, MS 7602

Sacramento, CA 95899


We envision a future in which all have access to safe food and cosmetics, safe and effective drugs and
medical devices manufactured in California; and where underage Californians are free from tobacco


We are a professional team dedicated to our mission to protect and enhance public health and well-being of all. We accomplish this for California through sound science and evidence-based enforcement of food, cosmetic, drug, medical device, and tobacco laws and regulations.

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**Hand Sanitizer, Drug Recalls and Safety Alerts**

Health Advisory: Decorative Contact Lenses (PDF)

Health Advisory: Defective Imported Medical Gloves (PDF)

Notice of Termination of the Temporary Registration for the Manufacturing of Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer (PDF)

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers Consumers Should not Use

FDA in Brief: FDA Withdrawing Temporary Guidance for Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

FDA Provides Policy for Testing of Alcohol (Ethanol) and Isopropyl Alcohol for Methanol, Including During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - Drug Information Update

FDA Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine in Various Languages

FDA Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers in Various Languages 

FDA: Face Masks, Including Surgical Masks, and Respirators for COVID-19

FDA: Protect Your Family From Fraudulent Flu Products

Hand Sanitizer Advisory (PDF)

FDA Alert: An Increased Risk of a False Positive Result with BD SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for the BD Max System Test

CDC health advisory on Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers (PDF)

FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Warn, Protect Consumers from Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19 6.5.20

Executive Order N-68-20 (PDF)

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