Mississippi State Department of Health

Food Code and Food Facility Regulations


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

Retail Food

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

Plan Review Guide


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

Manufactured Food

Other Regulations

Specialized food and food facility regulations appear below.

Links referenced on this page
2022 FDA Food Code    https://www.fda.gov/food/fda-food-code/food-code-2022
Additional Mississippi Food Regulations    http://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACCode/00000207c.pdf
Cottage Food Production    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,620,html ok
food@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:food@msdh.ms.gov
Dog-Friendly Dining Areas    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,25279,77,60,html ok
FDA guide to the review of food facility building plans    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,10237,77,60,html ok
food@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:food@msdh.ms.gov
Mississippi Food Manufacture and Sale Regulations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,1767,77,pdf/FoodManufactureAndSale.pdf

Resources referenced
Mississippi Food Manufacture and Sale Regulations    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,1767,77,pdf/FoodManufactureAndSale.pdf ok

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