All persons required to have a license under section
shall be classified into one of the
following classes of food handlers, according to their principal mode of business.
(a) Retail food handlers are persons who sell or process and sell food directly to the ultimate
consumer or who custom process meat or poultry. The term includes a person who sells food
directly to the ultimate consumer through the use of coin actuated vending machines, and a person
who sells food for consumption on-site or off-site if the sale is conducted on the premises that are
part of a grocery or convenience store operation.
(b) Wholesale food handlers are persons who sell to others for resale. A person who handles
food in job lots (jobbers) is included in this classification.
(c) Wholesale food processors or manufacturers are persons who process or manufacture
raw materials and other food ingredients into food items, or who reprocess food items, or who
package food for sale to others for resale, or who commercially slaughter animals or poultry.
Included herein are persons who can, extract, ferment, distill, pickle, bake, freeze, dry, smoke,
grind, mix, stuff, pack, bottle, recondition, or otherwise treat or preserve food for sale to others for
resale, cold storage warehouse operators as defined in section
28.01, subdivision 3
, salvage food
processors as defined in section
31.495, subdivision 1
, dairy plants as defined in section
, and nonresident manufacturers of frozen foods as described in section
(d) A food broker is a person who buys and sells food and who negotiates between a buyer
and a seller of food, but who at no time has custody of the food being bought and sold.
History: 1971 c 339 s 5; 1974 c 2 s 1; 1975 c 412 s 11; 1986 c 375 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1991 c
52 s 1