The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Food and Feed Safety Division is enrolled in both the national retail and manufactured food program standards. The intent of the standards is to increase consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness of regulatory programs throughout the United States.

The retail food regulatory program standards cover the following areas:

  1. Regulations
  2. Trained Staff
  3. Risk Based Inspection Program
  4. Uniform Inspections
  5. Foodborne Illness and Food Defense
  6. Enforcement
  7. Outreach
  8. Program Support
  9. Program Assessment

The manufactured food regulatory program standards cover similar areas, including:

  1. Regulations
  2. Trained Staff
  3. Risk Based Inspection Program
  4. Uniform Inspections
  5. Foodborne Illness and Food Defense
  6. Enforcement
  7. Outreach
  8. Program Support
  9. Program Assessment
  10. Laboratory Services