The following Rhode Island Agencies, provided with contact information, impact the Specialty Food Business. Please refer to your phone book for local agencies, chambers of commerce, and local health department information.
List of Agency Sites: http://www.info.state.ri.us/azlist.htm
Rhode Island Food Business Agencies
Department of Health
Mainly food service oriented information and regulation. Regulations impact food safety.
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Department of Agriculture
Listing of farmers markets, food processors, regulations governing eggs, vegetable sales.
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908-5767
Phone: (401) 222-2781
Rhode Island General Business Agencies
Contacts, companies and organizations providing business assistance.
Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
First Stop Business Center
Assistance with regulations and requirements for business operations in Rhode Island.
Department of Business Regulation
The Department's primary function is the implementation of state laws mandating the regulation and licensing of designated businesses, professions, occupations and other specified activities.
- 1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 222-2246
Fax: (401) 222-6098
TDD: (401) 222-2223
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Business assistance, start-up assistance, tax information, loan information
Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise
To file as a Minority, Women- owned, or Disadvantage business
Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Office
One Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Contact: Mr. Charles Newton