Mississippi State Department of Health

Retail Food Facilities


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

  • Applications
  • Plan review
  • Required documents
  • Fee payment


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



Food Complaints

To report a complaint about catered 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

Links referenced
Food Permits    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,311,html
View    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,311,html
Regulations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,60,html
View    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,60,html
food@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:food@msdh.ms.gov
Retail Inspections    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,3432,77,311,html
Inspection Reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,1911,231,203,html
Make an online report »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,1911,231,203,html
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
food@HealthyMS.com    mailto:food@HealthyMS.com
manufactured foods    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,770,html

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