In this guide
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
- Florida Department of Health
- City, County, and other State Agencies
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State food safety regulatory agencies are responsible for supervising and enforcing federal food safety laws and regulations designed to protect public health.
Nearly every food operation legally permitted by a food safety regulatory agency in the State of Florida must prepare, process and store food in a state-permitted facility.
Florida state regulations require nearly everyone working in food service, including farmers market food businesses, to be trained in food safety.
Cleaning and sanitation play a key role in the protection of food products from contaminants.
Packaging and labeling in food service can be just as important as the product inside the container.
Even under the best circumstances, unintentional hazards can enter the food production system.