Maryland food licenses

The University of Maryland has put together a handy sheet describing the licenses Maryland requires to:

  • Offer samples at farmers markets.
  • Make & sell food products.
  • Sell meat & poultry.

Licenses and Regulation Updates for Farmers Marketing Value‐Added Products Directly to Consumers

Two things I learned from this handout:

  1. Food products that do not require any kind of license include: unflavored honey, whole or uncut produce, whole or uncut fruits, fresh unprocessed herbs, non‐potentially hazardous baked goods, naturally acidic fruit jams and jellies, and eggs.
  2. Under the On-Farm Processing License I mentioned in my earlier post, you can manufacture in a home kitchen (not just “on a farm”), but only during times when the kitchen is not being used for domestic purposes.

Posted on by Kristine Dunkerton

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