Retail Food Facilities

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Retail food regulations apply to the sale of food directly to the public. Caterers must also comply with these regulations.

Food Permits

  • Applications
  • Plan review
  • Required documents
  • Fee payment

Full Information


  • Mississippi food code
  • FDA code
  • Cottage food rules
  • Fish labeling

All Regulations


To report a complaint about catered food or restaurant food safety, you can:

Retail Facility Types

Retail food facilities include:

  • Restaurants
  • Fast food
  • Caterers
  • Bakery, doughnut and coffee shops
  • Mobile food units
  • Bars serving food
  • Educational institutions
  • Temporary special events

The following are not retail food facilities, and should visit our manufactured foods section:

  • Food processors
  • Food warehouses
  • Food vending companies
  • Seafood processors
  • Re-packers
  • Ice plants
Last reviewed on Sep 6, 2023 request edits
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