Mississippi State Department of Health

Manufactured Foods


The purpose of the Mississippi State Department of Health Division of Food Protection regulatory program is to protect public health by ensuring that foods produced in Mississippi are prepared in a sanitary environment.

Facility types

The MSDH Division of Food Protection's Manufactured Food inspectors conduct inspections of food manufacturing facilities and warehouse distribution facilities in the State of Mississippi. These facilities include food processors, food repackers, and food vending companies, food warehouses, processing plants, ice plants and seafood processors. (Facilities that process meat and poultry products are regulated by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service.)

Getting Started

Steps to take before your food manufacturing business can become operational.

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A permit is required before you can open for business.

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MSDH Manufactured Food inspectors conduct a comprehensive review of sanitation practices, product labels, recall plans and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points plans. Food and water samples may also be collected during inspections. All Manufactured Food inspectors who inspect specialized processing operations must complete advanced training in that area prior to conducting independent inspections.


Links referenced
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce    https://www.mdac.ms.gov
USDA Food Safety Inspection Service    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/
Full Information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,18850,77,770,html
Full Information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,311,html
Inspection procedures    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,18849,77,770,html
Regulations and resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,18848,77,770,html
Mississippi Manufactured Foods Bulletin    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,771,html
FDA food recalls    https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/

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