For example, under the Bio Terrorism Act, the FDA now requires that food facilities be registered with the agency.
This registration applies to owners, operators or agents in charge of domestic or foreign consumption.
Many states require food industry businesses to obtain a permit from the state health department. This allows the state to ensure that the food is being properly stored,
prepared and serviced. Many local health departments require additional licenses or permits. Most states also regulate how food is manufactured. “Food Manufacturer” can be
construed broadly to include any facility or business where food is prepared, e.g., a sandwich shop. The state department of agriculture or the state department of health may
license these manufacturers. Additionally, local food-related licenses may apply. Most state and local licenses are renewable and fees range from $50 - $2,000.
Food-related businesses operating without a permit or with an expired permit are subject to both state and local penalties. Penalties range from high fines, cease and desist
orders and even criminal penalties, such as jail time and probation.
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