Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Retail Food Program

Retail food establishments in Florida are regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

A retail food establishment operation is any part of a food establishment involved in the processing, packing, holding or preparing of food for sale directly to consumers. The term does not include a wholesale food operation.

Businesses that typically fall into the retail category include supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, coffee shops, retail bakeries, retail meat markets, retail seafood markets, juice and smoothie bars, and self-vending water and ice machines.

View information about Special Processes at Retail.

Program Resources


August 31, 2016
Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Establishments



Liability of Foodborne Illnesses [ Windows Media Video ]

Jamie DeMent, Florida Department of Health

Why Listeria at Retail [ Windows Media Video ]

Matt Colson, FDACS

You Might Be Spreading Listeria [ Windows Media Video ]

Rita Johnson, FDACS

Listeria: An Inspector’s Perspective [ Windows Media Video

Karla Clendenin, FDACS

Listeria Survival Guide [ Windows Media Video ]

Rich Stephens, FDACS