The Food and Feed Safety Division is responsible for licensing and inspections of permanent and mobile retail food establishments, wholesale food handlers, wholesale food processor manufacturers and food brokers. Please use the links below to find more information about each license type.
Some food businesses are excluded or exempt from licensing, including cottage food producers. Please visit food license exclusions and exemptions for more information.
If you want to open a new food business and don't know where to start, try the Food Licensing and Food Safety Wizard.
If you currently own a licensed food business and want to expand, remodel, or relocate your existing business, want to sell your existing business, or want to begin the licensing process, please call 651-201-6062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Licensing Liaison Line - for questions about starting a new business or new license:
651-201-6081 and MDA.FoodLicensingLiaison@state.mn.us
Food and Feed Safety Licensing Line - for questions about a current license:
651-201-6062 or MDA.Licensing@state.mn.us
Food and Feed Safety Main Line - for general questions: