Retail food handlers sell food directly to the end consumer. Examples of retail businesses regulated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture include grocery stores, convenience stores, bakeries, and meat markets. Retail businesses can also be regulated and inspected by local public health agencies and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Inspections conducted by the MDA would be done by staff within the Retail Food Program.
Starting a food business information: 651-201-6081
Food and Feed Safety Division licensing: 651-201-6062
Food and Feed Safety Division: 651-201-6027