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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.
As a Cooperative Partner with USDA, FSIS, the Delaware Department of Agriculture Food Products Meat and Poultry Inspection Program, is committed to fair and equal treatment of all its customers.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Food Products Inspections Meat and Poultry Program is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would like to inform their customers of their rights in the event they believe that they have been subjected to discrimination. For this reason, the following “And Justice for All” poster is being provided to you.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Inspection Program headquarters office provides reasonable accommodation and accessibility for people with disabilities. Please contact the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s ADA coordinator at (302) 698-4510 or by email at Debbie.Carey@delaware.gov for information. To request an auxiliary aid or service, please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Requests for interpreter services for any of the documents on this webpage can be made by calling the Food Products Inspection Administrator at 302-698-4545. The Administrator will set up a third-party call between the interpreter and LEP person to review and discuss any critical information. Also, an “I Speak” poster is displayed on the Food Products Inspection Administrators Office Door and in each of the Delaware Meat and Poultry Inspection establishments, where recipients of and applicants for inspection services may visit.
Our Limited English Proficiency Plan and the “I Speak” poster can be reviewed in the following links for your information.
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 non-compliant 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:
Department Manager, Jimmy Kroon
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)
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)