Association of Food and Drug Officials
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*Does Conduct Inspections
Tennessee Department of Agriculture permits and inspects retails stores that sell food. This includes grocery stores, markets, and convenience stores and any limited foodservice occurring within them. Two local Departments of Health conduct inspections at retail food store facilities within thier jurisdiction under contract with the State Department of Agiculture.
Tennessee Department of Health is responsible for permitting and inspecting retail food service facilities within the state. This includes restaurants, food service, caterers, temporary food facilities and mobile food facilities. Five local Departments of Health conduct inspections at retail food service facilities within their jurisdiction under contract with State Health.