Complaints: Food Establishments


Food Complaints in Nevada

If you would like to file a complaint about a food establishment please be prepared to provide as much information as possible when calling your local field office.

    The more information you are able to provide about your complaint, including your contact information and contact information for the owner, the more likely it is that we will be able to find a solution to the problem. You may remain anonymous.

      The Division of Public and Behavioral Health will generally take complaints regarding the following public health conditions, including but not limited to:

      • A possible foodborne illness
      • A food establishment operating without a permit
      • A food product or problem (for foods originating in Nevada)
      • Poor food establishment conditions
      • A dog in a food establishment
      • Sewage smell, sewage spills or problems
      • Trash nuisance
      • Public nuisance

      Nationwide Consumer Products

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

      • Food - To report problems, including adverse reactions, related to any food except meat and poultry, contact the district office consumer complaint coordinator for your geographic area.
        o District Office Consumer Complaint Coordinator, Nevada 510-337-6741
      • Animal feed/food or pet food/treats 
        o If you are a manufacturer, report problems with reportable animal feed through the Safety Reporting Portal.
        o District Office Consumer Complaint Coordinator, Nevada 510-337-6741

        U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

        If the problem involves meat or poultry, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, call the USDA hotline at 1-800-535-4555.

          Last Updated: 8/6/2015