Food Safety - Manufactured Food Safety in South Carolina

DHEC regulates over 70 wholesale facilities that process and/or distribute butter, cheese, soft drinks, bottled water, frozen dessert, and packaged ice.

Regulatory Information

Forms & Applications

  • Application for Dairy or Manufactured Food Permit (DHEC 1752) - This application form should be completed by establishments that manufacture and/or distribute wholesale bottled water, soft drinks, packaged ice, or manufactured grade dairy products (i.e., butter, cheese, frozen dairy desserts). Once your application has been received, office personnel will be in contact to confirm receipt of your application and discuss next steps. See a completed sample application.
  • Application for Ice Vending Machine Registration (DHEC 1746) - This application form should be completed by the owner of an ice vending machine intending to operate in South Carolina. See a completed sample application.
  • Application to Register Out-of-State Bottled Water Importer (DHEC 4277) - This application form should be completed by any out-of-state manufacturer or distributor intending to import and distribute bottled water products into South Carolina for resale purposes. Due to specific FDA requirements for bottled water, the applicant must provide the required documentation listed on the application form, in addition to the completed application, via hard copy or email as provided at the bottom of the form. Once your application and required documentation have been received, reviewed, and approved, a final acceptance letter or email will be sent to the applicant granting permission for South Carolina distribution.

Submit a complete and signed application to DHEC by following the instructions at the bottom of the form. Applications with blank fields and/or unsigned are incomplete and cannot be accepted.

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Contact Information

Bureau of Environmental Health Services
Division of Food Protection & Lead Risk Assessment
2600 Bull Street 
Columbia, SC 29201


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