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Regulations that Impact Local Food Production

There are a variety of regulations that impact producers, processors, and others working with local foods. Such regulations are often confusing and come down from different governmental departments and vary from state to state.

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Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota

Minnesota

Sale of Home or Farm Raised Poultry
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describing how to safely and legally sell harvested poultry. It also provides an overview of regulatory issues related to poultry.

Approved Sources of Meat and Poultry for Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describes conditions under which food facilities in Minnesota may safely and legally buy or accept meat and poultry from local or large-scale foodservice distributors.

Sales of Locally Raised Eggs to Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet outlines the rules for safely and legally selling eggs to food facilities in Minnesota, including information on proper egg grading and food safety practices.

Meat, Poultry, and Egg Inspection in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This resource explains the different types of meat inspections and what businesses practices apply to each. Includes information on poultry and egg inspection.

Food Business Fact Sheets
Minnesota Department of Health
This site provides answers to several Frequently Asked Questions regarding food handling in Minnesota including the Minnesota Food Code.

Dairy and Food Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This site provides a variety of links on food safety and dairy regulations for the state of Minnesota.

North Dakota

Farm to Market: North Dakota's Guide to Direct Farm Marketing
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This guide outlines requirements for direct farm marketing in North Dakota, with information about licensing, permits, insurance, health code compliance, and more.

Meat Inspection
State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program — North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This resource contains information about the NDDA meat inspection program and links to resources like state laws, rules, newsletters, and brochures.

Meat Messenger
State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program — North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Provides information to meat producers regarding new or existing policy and regulation.

State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program: Facility Requirements Handbook
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This handbook outlines the state laws and regulations of the North Dakota Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.

Inspection Requirements for Meat and Poultry Businesses
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This chart shows a variety of business activities, agencies responsible for inspection, and minimum type of inspection required.

Meat Processing in North Dakota: Guidelines for Opening a Business
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This brochure outlines various types of inspection, facility requirements, HAACP, and labeling requirements.

North Dakota Division of Food and Lodging
North Dakota Department of Health — Division of Food and Lodging
This website summarizes the division's role to regulate food and lodging services throughout the state. It provides information on labeling requirements, food establishment regulations, and more.

Dairy
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This page provides links to related organizations and state laws.

South Dakota

South Dakota Announces Farmers Market Food Safety Rules
Food Safety News
This article discusses new legislation in South Dakota in 2010 that applies new regulations about processing and labeling food sold at farmers' markets.

Meat Inspection
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
This website includes meat process and inspection applications, requirements, and lists of state inspected and custom exempt slaughterhouses in the state of South Dakota.

South Dakota Requirements for the Sale of Baked Goods and Home-canned Processed Food at Farmers Markets
South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
This resource provides information on South Dakota regulations regarding sale of processed food at farmers markets. Learn about everything from labeling requirements to fees for food testing.

Health Regulation of Lodging and Food Service Establishments and Campgrounds
South Dakota Legislature: South Dakota Codified Laws
This site provides access to the regulations for food service adopted by the South Dakota state legislature.

Meat Inspection
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
This website provides information on meat inspection, exemption requirements, licensing, and more.

Dairy Program
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
This webpage includes state regulations, licensing applications, and other helpful information for dairy producers in South Dakota.

Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota

Minnesota

Approved Sources of Meat and Poultry for Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describes conditions under which food facilities in Minnesota may safely and legally buy or accept meat and poultry from local or large-scale foodservice distributors.

Food Business Fact Sheets
Minnesota Department of Health
This site provides answers to several Frequently Asked Questions regarding food handling in Minnesota including the Minnesota Food Code.

Dairy and Food Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This site provides a variety of links on food safety and dairy regulations for the state of Minnesota.

North Dakota

Farm to Market: North Dakota's Guide to Direct Farm Marketing
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This guide outlines requirements for direct farm marketing in North Dakota, with information about licensing, permits, insurance, health code compliance, and more.

Inspection Requirements for Meat and Poultry Businesses
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This chart shows a variety of business activities, agencies responsible for inspection, and minimum type of inspection required.

Dairy
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This page provides links to related organizations and state laws.

South Dakota

South Dakota Announces Farmers Market Food Safety Rules
Food Safety News
This article discusses new legislation in South Dakota in 2010 that applies new regulations about processing and labeling food sold at farmers' markets.

Meat Inspection
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
This website provides information on meat inspection, exemption requirements, licensing, and more.

Dairy Program
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
This webpage includes state regulations, licensing applications, and other helpful information for dairy producers in South Dakota.

Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota

Minnesota

Meat, Poultry, and Egg Inspection in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This resource explains the different types of meat inspections and what businesses practices apply to each. Includes information on poultry and egg inspection.

Sale of Home or Farm Raised Poultry
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describing how to safely and legally sell harvested poultry. It also provides an overview of regulatory issues related to poultry.

Approved Sources of Meat and Poultry for Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describes conditions under which food facilities in Minnesota may safely and legally buy or accept meat and poultry from local or large-scale foodservice distributors.

Sales of Locally Raised Eggs to Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet outlines the rules for safely and legally selling eggs to food facilities in Minnesota, including information on proper egg grading and food safety practices.

Food Business Fact Sheets
Minnesota Department of Health
This site provides answers to several Frequently Asked Questions regarding food handling in Minnesota including the Minnesota Food Code.

Dairy and Food Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This site provides a variety of links on food safety and dairy regulations for the state of Minnesota.

North Dakota

Farm to Market: North Dakota's Guide to Direct Farm Marketing
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This guide outlines requirements for direct farm marketing in North Dakota, with information about licensing, permits, insurance, health code compliance, and more.

Meat Inspection
North Dakota Department of Agriculture Meat Inspection Program
This resource contains information about the NDDA meat inspection program and links to resources like state laws, rules, newsletters, and brochures.

Meat Messenger
State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program — North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Provides information to meat producers regarding new or existing policy and regulation.

State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program: Facility Requirements Handbook
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This handbook outlines the state laws and regulations of the North Dakota Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.

Inspection Requirements for Meat and Poultry Businesses
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This chart shows a variety of business activities, agencies responsible for inspection, and minimum type of inspection required.

Meat Processing in North Dakota: Guidelines for Opening a Business
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This brochure outlines various types of inspection, facility requirements, HAACP, and labeling requirements.

North Dakota Division of Food and Lodging
North Dakota Department of Health — Division of Food and Lodging
This website summarizes the division's role to regulate food and lodging services throughout the state. It provides information on labeling requirements, food establishment regulations, and more.

Dairy
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This page provides links to related organizations and state laws.

South Dakota

South Dakota Announces Farmers Market Food Safety Rules
Food Safety News
This article discusses new legislation in South Dakota in 2010 that applies new regulations about processing and labeling food sold at farmers' markets.

Meat Inspection
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
This website includes meat process and inspection applications, requirements, and lists of state inspected and custom exempt slaughterhouses in the state of South Dakota.

South Dakota Requirements for the Sale of Baked Goods and Home-canned Processed Food at Farmers Markets
South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
This resource provides information on South Dakota regulations regarding sale of processed food at farmers markets. Learn about everything from labeling requirements to fees for food testing.

Meat Inspection
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
This website provides information on meat inspection, exemption requirements, licensing, and more.

Dairy Program
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
This page includes state regulations, licensing applications, and other helpful information for dairy producers in South Dakota.

Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota

Minnesota

Meat, Poultry, and Egg Inspection in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This resource explains the different types of meat inspections and what businesses practices apply to each. Includes information on poultry and egg inspection.

Sale of Home or Farm Raised Poultry
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describing how to safely and legally sell harvested poultry. It also provides an overview of regulatory issues related to poultry.

Approved Sources of Meat and Poultry for Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet describes conditions under which food facilities in Minnesota may safely and legally buy or accept meat and poultry from local or large-scale foodservice distributors.

Sales of Locally Raised Eggs to Food Facilities
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension
This fact sheet outlines the rules for safely and legally selling eggs to food facilities in Minnesota, including information on proper egg grading and food safety practices.

Food Business Fact Sheets
Minnesota Department of Health
This site provides answers to several Frequently Asked Questions regarding food handling in Minnesota including the Minnesota Food Code.

Dairy and Food Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
This site provides a variety of links on food safety and dairy regulations for the state of Minnesota.

North Dakota

Farm to Market: North Dakota's Guide to Direct Farm Marketing
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This guide outlines requirements for direct farm marketing in North Dakota, with information about licensing, permits, insurance, health code compliance, and more.

Meat Inspection
State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program — North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This resource contains information about the NDDA meat inspection program and links to resources like state laws, rules, newsletters, and brochures.

Meat Messenger
State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program — North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Provides information to meat producers regarding new or existing policy and regulation.

State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program: Facility Requirements Handbook
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This handbook outlines the state laws and regulations of the North Dakota Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.

Inspection Requirements for Meat and Poultry Businesses
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This chart shows a variety of business activities, agencies responsible for inspection, and minimum type of inspection required.

Meat Processing in North Dakota: Guidelines for Opening a Business
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This brochure outlines various types of inspection, facility requirements, HAACP, and labeling requirements.

North Dakota Division of Food and Lodging
North Dakota Department of Health — Division of Food and Lodging
This website summarizes the division's role to regulate food and lodging services throughout the state. It provides information on labeling requirements, food establishment regulations, and more.

Dairy
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
This page provides links to related organizations and state laws.

South Dakota

South Dakota Announces Farmers Market Food Safety Rules
Food Safety News
This article discusses new legislation in South Dakota in 2010 that applies new regulations about processing and labeling food sold at farmers' markets.

Meat Inspection
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
This website includes meat process and inspection applications, requirements, and lists of state inspected and custom exempt slaughterhouses in the state of South Dakota.

South Dakota Requirements for the Sale of Baked Goods and Home-canned Processed Food at Farmers Markets
South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
This web page provides information on South Dakota regulations regarding sale of processed food at farmers markets. Learn about everything from labeling requirements to fees for food testing.

Health Regulation of Lodging and Food Service Establishments and Campgrounds
South Dakota Legislature
This site provides access to the regulations for food service adopted by the South Dakota state legislature.

Dairy Program
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
This webpage includes state regulations, licensing applications, and other helpful information for dairy producers in South Dakota.

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