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An extensive guide to how to establish a food processing business in New York. It includes information on applying for a license, food safety, home processing exemptions, zoning, and additional resources. Please note that some links are no longer active.
A collection of links to relevant regulations and guidance documents for food processors.
The homepage for the State of Delaware's cottage food establishment regulation. It includes forms and information, as well as links to other relevant government departments.
An introductory guide to producing and selling cottage foods in Connecticut, including types of foods, equipment, labeling, and zoning.
An introductory page for Maryland food processors. It contains links to laws and statutes, marketing and business resources, and a resource directory.
An introduction to West Virginia University's Extension Service Food Production Safety Program, which seeks to work with food producers on growing and producing safe food in state
An overview of food sanitation requirements for processors in West Virginia. It includes information about West Virginia legislation, required forms, and sanitation guidelines.
An explainer from the Maryland Department of Health explaining guidelines for state cottage food businesses. It includes which foods are regulated, what revenue constitutes a cottage business, and labeling requirements for these goods.
An overview of how to start a home processing business in New York, including who is eligible, prohibited foods, and labeling requirements.
A brief overview of the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension's role in supporting small food businesses and links to some useful resources, including testing services, training opportunities, and contact information for local support.
A guide for home food processors on manufacturing and selling cottage foods in New Hampshire.
Guidance on how local food processors can bring products to market, including food safety challenges in creating a new product. This includes information on how facilities can register and how develop a business.