This page is designed to provide information to the food industry and individuals who are interested in starting a food related business. The food industry has two broad categories: processing or manufacturing and retail. Retail food establishments provide food to the end consumer. Retail locations receive food from food processors or manufacturers. Understanding the differences will help in knowing what codes and regulations to follow and who to contact for inspections. The links below provide information about food processing or manufacturing and retail food, the codes that govern the industry and the agencies involved in inspecting and regulating the industry.