Resources

Small Business Development Centers

Offices located across the state. Visit the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) to find a location near you. These centers are excellent resources for business plan development.

Regulatory Agencies

Street Address City, State, Zip Phone Website Address
Texas Department of State Health Services 1100 W. 49th St. Austin, TX 78756 (512) 834-6770 www.dshs.state.tx.us
U.S. Food & Drug Administration Regulatory Group 4040 N. Central Expwy, Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 253-5258 www.fda.gov
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service 1100 Commerce St., Rm. 516 Dallas, TX 75242 (214) 767-9116 www.fsis.usda.gov

Other Resources

Street Address City, State, Zip Phone Website Address
TechniCal 2400 Veterans Blvd., Suite 145 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 733-0300 www.tcal.com
Sarah Riggins – Texas Department of Agriculture 1700 N. Congress Austin, TX 78701 (512) 475-1663 sarah.riggins@tda.state.tx.us
Texas Food Processors Association PO Box 341 College Station, TX 77841-0341 (979) 846-3285 www.tfpa.org
Grocery Manufacturers Association/Food Products Association 1350 I St., N.W., Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20005-3305 (202) 295-3951 www.gmaonline.org

FDA Industry Assistance Programs:

  • Food-related inquiries should be directed to CFSAN Outreach and Information Center at 1-888-SAFE-FOOD or industry@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Drug-related inquiries should be directed to CDER Human Drug Information at 1-855-543-3784 or druginfo@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Device-related inquiries should be directed to CDRH DSMICA at 1-800-638-2041 or industry.devices@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Inquiries about blood products, vaccines, or biologics should be directed to CBER MATT at 1-800-835-4709 or industry.biologics@fda.gov.
  • Inquiries about animal and veterinary products should be directed to Ask CVM at 240-276-9300 or AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Cosmetic-related inquiries should be directed to CFSAN Outreach and Information Center at 1-888-SAFE-FOOD or industry.cosmetics@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Inquiries about products that emit radiation should be directed to CDRH DSMICA at 1-800-638-2041 or industry.devices@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Inquiries about tobacco products should be directed to Ask CTP at 1-877-CTP-1373 or AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Import questions should be directed to SWID PAS Sylvia Gaytan at 214-253-5295 or Sylvia.Gaytan@fda.hhs.gov.
  • If the product is of a medical nature but you cannot determine if it is a drug, device, or biologic or if it is a combination product, you should refer the caller to the FDA Office of Combination Products at 301-796-8930 or combination@fda.gov.

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