A wholesale food processor/manufacturer makes food and sells to other businesses for resale.This includes processing or manufacturing raw materials and other food ingredients into food items, reprocessing of food items, or packaging of food. These manufacturers produce a wide variety of foods in Minnesota including but not limited to seafood items, canned foods, bread products, beverages, and candies.

Processor/manufacturers are inspected by the Manufactured Food Program within the Food and Feed Safety Division. Businesses (or that portion of their business) making meat and dairy products for wholesale are regulated by the Dairy and Meat Inspection Division.