Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables DivisionThe purpose of the Bureau of Regulatory Services is to effectively and efficiently administer and enforce the laws and regulations charged to the Bureau. The foremost goals are to protect the health and economic welfare of all citizens, to afford a measure of economic protection which citizens cannot provide for themselves, and to strive for equity in the market place which, when realized, works to the good of all citizens of this state.

The Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Division is responsible for providing quality inspections for produce growers as well as unbiased Food Safety Audits.

Farmer Stock Peanuts must be inspected and a grade issued per lot in order for the farmer to receive payment at the point of sale.

USDA-GAP/GHP Food Safety Audits are offered to all Growers, Packers, and Wholesalers in the State.  We offer GAP/GHP, Harmonized GAP, California LGMA, Arizona LGMA,  Mushroom GAP, Tomato GAP and Group GAP.  The GAP/GHP Audits can be used as a marketing tool for companies looking to expand into new markets.

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Kevin Riggin, Director

P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215

Phone: (601) 359-1111
Fax: (601) 359-1175