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A collection of resources for individuals starting a small food business in Maine.
A guide that explains the necessary steps and available resources for a beginning food processor to legally operate in Rhode Island.
An introduction to the PCHF Rule, with some specific resources for Pennsylvania food processors.
An explainer of local laws for Vermont food processors, including which agencies oversee which foods, labeling expectations, and federal regulations.
A page from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services aimed at home food processors. It contains information for licensing, labeling, and facility inspections.
An overview of the PCHF rule, including its applicability in Pennsylvania
An introduction to the New Jersey Department of Health's food safety program, including wholesale food and cosmetics, retail foods, seafood and shellfish, and emergency response.
A resource for food processors in Connecticut to register their business, depending on what is processed. The page also includes links to relevant regulation, food standards, and reinstatement.
An introduction to the PCHF Rule, with articles, videos, and online tools for New Hampshire food processors.
A workbook detailing the process of safely producing and documenting juice and ciders. Includes sample sanitation checklists and food safety plans as well as information on how to perform a hazard analysis and preventive controls throughout production. [Food Safety Plans for Retail Juice and Cider Processors Step by Step: A Workbook to Guide You Through the Planning Process]
An introductory document for food manufacturers and processors in Vermont, with information on regulations, food safety training, and general education.
An overview of the PCHF rule specifically aimed at Pennsylvania processors, with contact information for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
A copy of the Good Manufacturing Practices for Food Rule for the State of Vermont, which food processors must follow in addition to FSMA's Good Manufacturing Practices requirements.
A list of different food and drug related forms that New Jersey businesses need to operate within the state. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
An overview of the required permit for New York City based food processors, the steps needed to obtain a permit, and the associated costs.
Legislation passed by the West Virginia general assembly concerning the regulation of food production facilities.
An overview of the state of Maryland's Office of Food Protection, including useful links and an explanation of the office's role in food safety.
An introduction for food processors interested in starting a specialty food business in Maine. It defines what specialty foods are and provides some business guidance for getting started. The site also includes links to regulatory and testing resources.
An introduction to Vermont state licensing for food processing establishments with the necessary steps required to obtain a license.