Selling preserves & pickles

Asked May 6, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

FOOD FOR PROFIT near me just cancelled! Trying to find clarification of rules for selling food products made in my separate kitchen to be sold at local farm market. A lot of confusing info online. Know it varies from County and Townships, in addition to State laws/ rules

Delaware County Pennsylvania entrepreneurship

1 Response

The best place to begin is with the state regulators. Describe your concepts and they can tell you of any County or Municipal guidelines you must also follow. They have a good handle on the entire state.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA)
Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services
Contact: Sheri Morris Program Manager (717) 787-5289

If you want to do an online search;
go the PDA home page
go to "Bureaus"
click on "Food safety and laboratory services"
fairly good description there and lots of official resources to access

A specific web site at PDA for "home food processing" is:
http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/AgWebsite/ProgramDetail.aspx?name=Home-Food-Processing&navid=12&parentnavid=0&palid=134&