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Food Code and Food Facility Permits

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

Regulations

USFDA and Mississippi Food Codes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code applies throughout Mississippi, with additional state regulations noted below.

Plan Review Guide

Permits

Obtaining a Food Permit
Restaurants and caterers can obtain a food facility permit through our permit and inspection process:

More details can be found in the Permits section.

Caterers

All requirements of the Food Code are applicable to catering operations. Also keep in mind that:

  • You cannot cater out of a home kitchen. You may be able to use a separate room in your home, with an outside entrance, for your catering operation. Check for any city ordinances that may be applicable.

  • Before opening a catering business, contact the environmentalist at the local health department in the county where you plan to operate.

Contact

For more information about food safety and inspection, contact our Food Safety division at  (601) 576-7689.

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