Mississippi State Department of Health
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The Mississippi Food Code follows the national standards for food safety issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Extension of Essential Licenses, Permits and Certifications in Response to COVID-19

  • MSDH is issuing blanket extensions for water operator and backflow prevention assembly tester licenses.
  • MSDH is issuing blanket extensions for retail and manufactured food facility permits. Any invoices issued for retail or manufactured food permit renewal during this extension shall not be due so long as the extension is in effect.
  • MSDH is issuing blanket extensions for boiler and pressure vessel certifications. Any invoices issued for boiler and pressure vessel certification during this extension shall not be due so long as the extension is in effect.

Includes:

  • Restaurants
  • Fast food
  • Caterers
  • Bakeries and doughnuts
  • Coffee shops

and others.

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Includes:

  • Food processors
  • Food warehouses
  • Food vending companies
  • Re-packers
  • Ice plants

and others.

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Contact

For more information about food safety, food permits, and food inspections, contact the MSDH Food Protection division at (601) 576-7689.



Links referenced
Full details of these extensions    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8563.pdf
Governor's Executive Orders for restaurants and businesses: 1509, 1496, 1478    https://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Executive-Orders.aspx
FDA: Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic    https://www.fda.gov/media/137867/download
FDA: Food Safety and COVID-19    https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/food-safety-and-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
FDA COVID-19 Guidance and Information    https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
CDC Guidance and Information for Businesses    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html
MSDH recommendations for businesses    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,html
Retail    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,769,html
View    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,769,html
Manufactured    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,770,html
View    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,77,770,html

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