Food Law


Retail and the Food Service Sector

These pages discuss state, local and federal oversight of the retail and food service sectors of the food industry.
State License and Inspection
Retail and food service businesses are primarily regulated by state and local government. This page introduces some state and local regulations and standards.
Food Code
FDA has little authority to regulate the retail sector of the food industry; that responsibility primarily lies with state and local governments. However, FDA offers suggestions to state and local governments to consider as they develop their regulatory oversight. These suggestions are contained in the Food Code.


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