Derek Underwood, Assistant Commissioner
123 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
Consumer Protection Division: SCDA restructured and reorganized the regulatory departments into a new and efficient division. The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) is comprised of six (6) main departments: Produce Safety Department, Laboratory Services Department, Consumer Services Department, Metrology Services Department, Feed/Food Safety & Compliance Department, and the recently added Grading and Inspection Department.
There is a unified effort by these six groups to fulfill and comply with their legislated and service driven charge, and each unit is dependent on the other to complete tasks as required by state/federal law and regulation.