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Getting Started in the food industry. Your company will fall under one of two categories according to Health Department regulators/ regulations
Retail Food Establishment License from county health department: Food Trucks, Caterers, Temporary Events & Food Producers Direct to Consumer (ie. a farmers market) IF product is potentially hazardous.
Local Health Departments regulate the above mentioned companies. You must obtain an Affidavit of Commissary each year from the county health department that you are working in.
Wholesale Producer: Producer who makes a packaged product and sells to a third party such as a retail store or restaurant. You may also sell direct to consumer IF product is not considered potentially hazardous.
Complete wholesale application with a commissary agreement with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability. Depending on how you want to sell your product and they type of product, you may need a license from the local Department of Health. Find out which license(s) you need with this quiz.
For more resources and click on the links below:
Food Business Success – online courses for food business entrepreneurs
Sari Kimbell Consulting – business checklist with resources