Food Code and Food Facility Permits

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The Mississippi Food Code follows the national standards for food safety issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Pay permit fees

Retail Food


  • Restaurants
  • Fast food
  • Caterers
  • Bakeries and doughnuts
  • Coffee shops

and others.


Manufactured Food


  • Food processors
  • Food warehouses
  • Food vending companies
  • Re-packers
  • Ice plants

and others.


Cottage Foods

Certain types of food may be home prepared and home sold without a permit

Milk and Bottled Water

Regulations and program activities


For more information about food safety, food permits, and food inspections, contact the MSDH Food Protection division at (601) 364-2832.

Last reviewed on Jun 13, 2024 request edits

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Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866‑HLTHY4U Contact and information

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