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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 Please note that some links are no longer active.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.
A book explaining both the Produce Safety Rule and the Preventive Controls Rule, with an emphasis on documentation and complying with regulations.
Legislation regarding food safety in Delaware.
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An overview of the State of Maryland Department of Health's Food Processing regulation. It highlights that food processing is regulated through the Center for Food Processing, including which foods are processed. The resources also provides links to related resources and authorities.
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Legislation passed by the Pennsylvania general assembly concerning the regulation of food production facilities.
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A copy of some of the laws that oversee small food processors in New Hampshire
An introductory guide to producing and selling cottage foods in Connecticut, including types of foods, equipment, labeling, and zoning.
An introduction to the State of Maryland's Facility and Process Review, which conducts plan and process review for food processing plants.
An overview of who in New York State needs a food processing license and a link to the license application. There are also resources for adjacent businesses, including warehouses, food salvaging, slaughterhouses, alcohol manufacturers, and contact information for regional offices.
A collection of links to relevant regulations for food processors.
An introduction to facilities covered under the Pennsylvania Food Protection Act and the Frozen Dessert Law. It contains links to specific guidance for frozen desserts, commercial food establishments, limited food establishments, and shellfish/seafood establishments.
A collection of documents, forms, and regulations useful for food processors seeking to comply with local food safety laws.
An introductory page for Maryland food processors. It contains links to laws and statutes, marketing and business resources, and a resource directory.
Regulatory language from the District of Columbia Department of Health
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A reference for Rhode Island food processors to apply for licenses and verify if their licenses are approved and current.
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 introduction to food safety resources an authorities at the University of Maine. This includes training opportunities and testing services.
A site created by the University of Delaware's Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It includes links for upcoming food safety trainings.
An overview of food sanitation requirements for processors in West Virginia. It includes information about West Virginia legislation, required forms, and sanitation guidelines.
The home page for the Connecticut Food Association, and organization dedicated to Connecticut food producers and processors create a successful product and connect to buyers.
An overview of how to start a home processing business in New York, including who is eligible, prohibited foods, and labeling requirements.
A guidance write up of necessary components of food labels for Connecticut processors. Includes contact information for the Department of Consumer Protection, who will provide comments for processors.
A direct link to the regulatory language relevant to Connecticut food processors.
Legislation passed by the State of New York concerning the licensing of food processing establishments, including exemptions, licensing, review, investigations, records, and rules.
A list of different forms and licenses required for agricultural producers, including dairy, fruits and vegetables, and food.
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Legislation passed by the West Virginia general assembly concerning the regulation of food production facilities.
The homepage for the state of Delaware's Office of Food Protection, which oversees food processors in Delaware. Includes links to Covid-19 information and other food safety resources.
A web page summarizing helpful resources specifically for those who can foods. Includes links to preservation safety resources, reference books, and labs in Connecticut that can test food for safety.
A webpage with helpful links for Connecticut food processors including how to start a business and necessary resources for different types of foods.
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.
A guide for Maryland retailers who sell locally produced eggs. It includes flock management, egg grading, labeling, and carton use.
A very short explanation of some of the necessary steps to establish a business for food processing in Connecticut. Includes links and contact information for additional support and resources.
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.
An introduction to the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Food Science Extension program, with resources for food safety planning, business planning, trainings, contacts for professionals, and getting started guides.