Welcome to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Food Business Licensing and Food Safety Wizard

Please answer the questions in the wizard to help determine the license you may need as a future new food business owner in Minnesota.

Tip: You may want to have a pen and paper handy to take notes.

Do you currently own a licensed food business and want to expand, remodel, or relocate your existing business?

Do you currently own a licensed food business and want to sell your existing business?

If yes , please call 651-201-6062 or mda.licensing@state.mn.us

Some food businesses do not need licensing in Minnesota. For more information on these business types visit MDA Food Licensing Exclusions and Exemptions.

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