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Georgia Department of Agriculture


The GDA Food Safety Division issues licenses to food businesses including processors and manufacturers, wholesalers, warehouses, re-packers, community kitchens, grocery stores, convenience stores, mobile food units, and other related types of establishments.
This application covers all food sales, mobile food units, and wholesale fish dealers. Learn more by visiting our Manufactured FoodRetail Food, and Seafood Safety program pages. 
This application covers people who are processing non-hazardous foods in a home kitchen for sale directly to the consumer/end user (no wholesale or retail sales). Learn more by visiting our Cottage Food program page.
Prior to submitting a license, please review our Business Plan page, which provides information about the requirements for submitting blueprints prior to construction or renovations. To receive a license, the facility must pass an inspection and the licensee must complete and submit all required paperwork and appropriate fees. Licenses range in cost from $100 to $300 and must be renewed annually by July 1. Learn more about these costs by visiting the Manufactured Food License Tiers & Fees and Retail Food License Tiers & Fees pages on our website. 


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