The Garden State is one of America's most industrial and well populated states. From its northern "gateway" area whose economy is tied in with New York City to southern seaside suburbs, New Jersey has a diverse economy, people and landscape. Although much of its substantial population doesn't live in large cities, New Jersey remains an important state for business.
In New Jersey, bakeries are typically regulated by county and city environmental health authorities. However, the licenses and permits required vary widely. In some places, licenses specific to bakeries apply, while in others bakeries are treated like other retail food establishments. However, in all cases, bakeries and other food sellers must have one or even several food safety licenses.