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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Licensing


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Licensing Requirements for Food Safety
 

Type of License: Bakery

Who Needs This License? Bakeries whose sales are predominately wholesale

Licensing Period: Valid through September 30

Annual Fee: $30 and up depending on output

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Home Bakery

Who Needs This License? Home baking of potentially hazardous baked goods

Licensing Period: Valid through September 30

Annual Fee: $10

Requirements: No pets in the home and no carpet in the kitchen

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Frozen Food

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of freezing a food product

Licensing Period: Valid through November 30

Annual Fee: $50

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Cannery

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of operating a cannery

Licensing Period: Valid through June 30

Annual Fee: $200

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices, Thermally processed low acid foods in hermetically sealed containers and Processing acidified foods in hermetically sealed containers

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Bottling

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of bottling soft drinks or water

Licensing Period: Valid through March 31

Annual Fee: $200

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices and Bottled Water

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Syrups and Extracts

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of manufacturing syrups and extracts

Licensing Period: Valid through March 31

Annual Fee: $100

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Cold Storage

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm operating a cold-storage warehouse for hire

Licensing Period: Valid through March 31

Annual Fee: $200

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov