Certificate of Free Sale Point of Contact List

A directory of contacts within State Departments of Agriculture who issue export certification documents such as Certificates of Free Sale. If you have questions or would like to be added to the list please send an email to PPTRD@fas.usda.gov

Scott Absher
(334) 240-7184
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Agricultural Compliance Section
Jeremy Ayers
(907) 269-6288
Alaska Division of Environmental Health, Food Safety and Sanitation
ESD Licensing Section
(602) 542-0965
Arizona Department of Agriculture; ESD Licensing Section 
Phillip Fruechting
(501) 661-2171
Department of Health
Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch
(916) 900-5008
Dairy Products - California Department of Food and Agriculture, Milk & Dairy Food Safety Branch
California Department of Public Health
(916) 650-6519
All other products- Food and Drug Branch Export Document Program
Ashley Warsh
(301) 851-2309
Department of Agriculture - Certificates of Free Sale
Frank Greene
(860) 713-6160
Department of Consumer Protection, Food and Standards
David Smith
(302) 698-4625
Department of Agriculture
Division of Food Safety
(850) 245-5520
Department of Ag and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety Bureau of Food and Meat Inspection
Kathy Holiday
(404) 656-3621
Georgia Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Division
Erin Villanueva
(808) 586-8000
Hawaii State Department of Health, Environmental Health Service Division, Sanitation Branch
Brock Cornell
(208) 332-8535
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - non-dairy products only
Jeni Marple
(208) 332-8609
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Melissa Estes
(217) 785-2439
Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Food Drugs and Dairies; Non-Meat Products Only
Brett Groves
(765) 494-1492; (765) 494-1552
Animal Feeds or Feed Ingredients
Gary Haynes
(317) 544-2400
Indiana State Board of Animal Health; Dairy, Meat, Poultry
Doug Metcalf
(317) 544-2388
Indiana State Board of Animal Health; Dairy
David Bough
(317) 544-2402
Indiana State Board of Animal Health; Meat and Poultry
Tanisha McGuire
(515) 281-8597
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Feed and Fertilizer
Lisa Tillotson
(785) 564-6770
Feed, Agricultural Commodities Assurance Program
Krista Moore
(785) 564-6776
Kansas Department of Agriculture; Dairy / Meat and Poultry
Judy Liu
(785) 564-6686
Kansas Department of Agriculture; Feed, Agricultural Commodities Assurance Program
Sheri Freeman
(502) 564-7181
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Brian Warren
(225) 342-7514
Department of Health Food and Drug / Milk and Dairy Unit
Sarah Scally
(207) 287-3891
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Plant Health
Michelle Newbegin
(207) 287-3841
Department of Agriculture, Licensed Food Processors
Deanna Baldwin
(410) 841-5769
Maryland Department of Agriculture; eggs, poultry, fruits, vegetables, and grain
Tom Phillips
(410) 841-2721
State Chemist Office ; animal feed and pet food
Mary Jo Schreven
(410) 841-5770
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Processed Foods
Massachusetts Food Protection Program
(617) 983-6712
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services
Patricia Bizoukas
(517) 284-5696
Food Products-Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
April Hunt
(517) 241-2979
Animal Feed-Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division
Gary Gramm
(651) 201-6558
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Paige Manning
(601) 359-1163
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Agriculture Business Development Division
(573) 751-4339
Agriculture Business Development; International Trade; Services to Missouri Exporters
Public Health and Safety Division
(406) 444-2837
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Mary Jackson
(402) 471-2341 or (800) 831-0550
Department of Agriculture
Paul Cohen
(775) 687-7571
Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Jennifer Gornnert
(603) 271-2404
Division of Regulatory Services
Peter DeTroia 
(609) 406-6939
Department of Health - Food and Drug Safety Program
Dairy Division
(505) 841-9425
Dairy Division, Department of Agriculture
Feed, Seed, and Fertilizer Section
(575) 646-3107
Feed, Seed, and Fertilizer Section, Department of Agriculture
Stephen Stitch, 
(518) 457-4492  
Director of Food Safety 
Michelle Shallington
(919) 733-7366 ext. 4119
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Erin Becker
(701) 328-4883
North Dakota Department of Agriculture; Marketing and Information Division
Bonnie Sundby
(701) 328-1974
North Dakota Department of Agriculture; Marketing and Information Division
Donna Vohsing
(614) 728-6250
Ohio Department of Agriculture; Division of Food Safety
Rhonda Keener
(405) 522-6141
Animal Disease Traceability, Import / Export, Health Certificates
Lindsay Eng
(503) 872-6636
Agricultural Development & Marketing
Pamela Hall
(717) 772-3238
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; Food Safety and Laboratory Services
Rhode Island
Consumer Protection Division
(803) 737-9690
South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Erin Becker
(701) 328-4883
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Consumer Industry Service and Food and Dairy Division
(615) 837-5151
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Foods Group (excluding milk and seafood)
(512) 834-6670
Texas Department of State Health Services
Milk and Dairy Group
(512) 834-6758
Texas Department of State Health Services
Seafood and Aquatic Life Program
(512) 834-6757
Texas Department of State Health Services
Travis Waller
(801) 538-7150
Department of Agriculture and Food, Division of Regulatory Services
Chelsea Lewis
(802) 522-5573
Vermont International Food Export Program
Anne Phillips
(804) 545-5759
Virginia Economic Development Partnership - International Trade
Food Safety and Consumer Services Division
(360) 902-1876
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Walter Ivery
(304) 356-4272
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; Office of Environmental Health Sciences
Jen Pino-Gallagher
(608) 224-5125
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Hank Uhden
(307) 777-7321
Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Technical Services Division
Wes Brown
(307) 777-7321
All other Products, Department of Agriculture

Updated 10/11/2016