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Food Borne Illness

Alleged food poisoning from food eaten at a restaurant or purchased from a vendor or other food establishment, should be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure and Regulatory (L&R) Services. Call the office at: 240.777.3986, option 1 for English or option 2 for Spanish, then option 4 to speak with a live person.

In the event of a medical emergency, please visit a local Hospital Emergency Room. A report of food poisoning may also be filed at the L&R Office: 255 Rockville Pike, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Monday through Friday.

If it after normal business hours or a weekend or holiday, send an email to:

To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.