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

Ben Hitch
(800) 642-7761
ext 7184 or 7304
Alabama Agriculture and Industries
Kimberly Stryker
(907) 269-7583 
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation - Food Safety and Sanitation
ESD Licensing Section
(602) 542-0965 
Arizona Department of Agriculture; ESD Licensing Section 
Environmental Health
(501) 661-2171
Department of Health, Food Protection Services Section
Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch
(916) 900-5008
Dairy Products-California Dept. 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
Laura Pottorff
(303) 869-9070
Department of Agriculture - Phytosanitary Certificates
Cheryl Smith
(301) 851-2309
Department of Agriculture - Certificate of Free Sale
Frank Greene
(860) 713-6160
Department of Consumer Protection, Food and Standards
David Smith
(302) 698-4522
Department of Agriculture
Division of Food Safety
(850) 245-5520
Dept of Ag and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety Bureau of Food and Meat Inspection
Kathy Holiday
(404) 656-3621
Dept of Ag, Consumer Protection Division
Michael Muraoka
(808) 834-3255
Department of Agriculture
Ben Miller
(208) 332-5893
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Sherm Takatori 
(208) 332-8609
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Melissa Estes
(217) 558-4561
Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Food Drugs and Dairies
Bret D. Marsh
(317) 544-2400 or
(877) 747-3038
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Tanish McGuire
(515) 281-8597
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Feed and Fertilizer
Sherry Turvey
(785) 564-6681
Feed, Agricultural Commodities Assurance Program
Glenda Wilk
(785) 564-6776
Food Saftey/Meat and Poultry
George Blush
(785) 564-6761
Sheri Freeman
(502) 564-7181
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Justin Gremillion
(225) 342-7773 
Department of Health and Hospitals; Center for Environmental Health Services
Sarah Scally
(207) 287-3891
Department of Agiculture, Conservation and Forestry; Animals and Plants
Theresa Brophy
(410) 841-5770
Maryland Department of Agriculture; Maryland Exporters
Massachusetts Food Protection Program
(617) 983-6712
Massachussetts 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
Stephanie Visker
(651) 201-6558
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Kenneth Calcote
(662) 325-8488
Bureaus & Departments; The Bureau of Plant Industry; Plant Pest Programs; Phytosanitary Certification
Agriculture Business Development Division
(573) 751-433
Agriculture Business Development; International Trade; Services to Missouri Exporters
Public Health and Saftey 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
Cindy Heisler
(603) 271-2404
Division of Animal Industry
Dr. Jeffrey Bergeron
(978) 880-8500
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Program Support
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 
Peter Thornton
(919) 733-7912
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; International Trade Office
Erin Markestad
(701) 328-2662
Division of Marketing and Trade, North Dakota Department of Agriculture 
Bonnie Sundby
(701) 328-1974
Division of Marketing and Trade, North Dakota Department of Agriculture 
Donna Bohsing
(614) 728-6250
Department 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) 787-4315
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture-Food Saftey
Rhode Island
Consumer Protection Division
(803) 737-9690
South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Brandon Beshears
(605) 773-4027
South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Ag Services Division
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
Mary Maier
(804) 545-5766
Virginia Economic Development Partnership - International Trade
Food Saftey and Consumer Services Division
(360) 902-1876
Washington State Departmeng of Agriculture
Cindy Martel
(304) 465-3762 or (304) 541-9756
Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environment Health Services  
Justin Thaxton
(304) 343-8591
Phytosanitary Certificates (Plants/Plant Products)
Jen Pino-Gallagher
(608) 224-4616
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Alexandria Englander-Tuttle
(307) 777-7324
Dairy and Meat Prodcuts, Department of Agriculture
Wes Brown
(307) 777-7321
All other Products, Department of Agriculture

Updated 10/29/2015