Equal Employer Opportunity Statement


Delaware is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, and the Delaware Department of Agriculture's Food Products Inspection section conducts all programs without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam Era Veterans and disabled Veterans, marital status or sexual orientation.

Any person who believes he or she or any specific class of individuals has been subjected to discrimination by the Delaware Food Products Inspection program or believes that the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA), Food Products Inspection section is otherwise noncompliant with the provisions of an applicable civil rights requirement may file a complaint with the DDA or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Civil Rights. A consumer has 180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory action (or the time that they became aware of it) to file a program discrimination complaint with either entity. Please see the contact information as listed below:

STATE:
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, E. Austin Short
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 698.4500
Phone: (800) 282.8685 (Delaware Only)
Phone: (800) 232.5460 (TDD Users Only)

FEDERAL:
Director, Office of Civil Rights
United States Department of Agriculture
Room 316-West Whitten Building
1400 Independence Avenue, South-West
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Phone: (202) 720.5964 (Voice and TDD)