Oscar Garrison

Oscar GarrisonOscar Garrison
Division Director, Consumer Protection,
Georgia Department of Agriculture,
President of the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)


Oscar Garrison is a 17-year veteran with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Garrison joined the Georgia Department of Agriculture in 1994, as a sanitarian in the Consumer Protection Division where he advanced to senior sanitarian and then to senior operations analyst, where he served as training officer for the division. Garrison served as the primary emergency coordinator for the department where he was responsible for the agency’s relief efforts during natural disasters and other major events including the G-8 summit. Garrison was appointed Division Director over the departments Consumer Protection Division in January of 2007 and is responsible for enforcing the Georgia Food Act and for monitoring the safety and wholesomeness of food products manufactured and sold in Georgia. The division includes three district offices, one of which houses the Poultry and Egg Grading Service.

Garrison is President of the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO) and past president of the Georgia Association of Food Protection and is a member of the Association of Food and Drug Officials and the International Association of Food Protection. He also served four years as a board member of the Georgia Environmental Health Association.