Recipe for Success: HALO Kitchen Incubator

The right ingredients to sweeten your small food business

Licensing and Food Safety Resources

Racine Health Department
If you’re starting a food business, you will need a license (or two, or three) of some kind. Call the Racine Health Department to determine what license’s you need. If they don’t have what you need, they will direct you to the State Health Department.
Joel Matt, RS
Sanitarian II
262-636-9196
Joel.Matt@CityofRacine.org

 

State Health Department
If you’re starting a food business, you will need a license (or two, or three) of some kind. You can check with the State Health Department to determine if your food business requires licensing through the city or the state.
wahajuddin.syed@wisconsin.gov

 

Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protections
DATCP serves the people of Wisconsin to assure safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; healthy people, animals and plants; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. They offer many resources regarding food safety & regulations including:
1) Starting a Food Business
2) Wisconsin Food Safety Laws
3) Food Code Fact Sheet
4) The Pickle Bill- Home Canned Sales– This is a great resource for small scale businesses! It will provide you the confidence to develop your business outside of your home!
5) Honey & Maple Syrup Production
6) Cheese, Butter and Egg Grading

 

The University of Wisconsin- Madison Food, Safety & Health Resource Hub
This resource offers you all you need to know about safely processing food. They offer resources for certifying recipes, licensing, proper produce selection, up-to-date regulations and much more!

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