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Food Protection's Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program provides licensing and regulation of milk producers, milk processors, distributors and producer/distributors located in New Hampshire and licensing of milk processors, distributors and producer/distributors located outside the state whose products are sold in New Hampshire.

Applications

Farmers applying for a milk producer permit must:

  • Own or control one or more cows, goats or sheep and either sell the milk to a licensed milk processor or process the milk at a licensed facility on their farm;
  • Comply with all applicable requirements in New Hampshire Statute RSA 184, New Hampshire Administrative Rules Mil 300 and He-P 2700 and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance as determined by a pre-permitting sanitary inspection;
  • Submit a completed milk producer permit application which is reviewed and approved by the Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program; and
  • Continue to comply with all applicable regulations as determined by sanitary inspections conducted at least once every 6 months.

Pre-permitting consultation is provided at the request of the applicant and is strongly recommended by the Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program. Once issued, milk producer permits remain in effect until 6 months after the dairy operation ceases unless the permit is revoked. Permits are not transferable with regards to persons or locations.

In-state milk processors and producer/distributors applying for a milk sanitation license must:

  • Own or operate a milk processing facility or meet the definition in New Hampshire Statute RSA 184 of a producer/distributor;
  • Comply with all applicable requirements in New Hampshire Statute RSA 184, New Hampshire Administrative Rules Mil 300 and He-P 2700 and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance as determined by a pre-licensing sanitary inspection;
  • Submit a completed milk sanitation license application which is reviewed and approved by the Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program; and
  • Continue to comply with all applicable regulations as determined by testing of milk and milk product samples and sanitary inspections conducted at least once every 3 months.

Pre-licensing consultation is provided at the request of the applicant and is strongly recommended by the Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program.

Out-of-state milk processors and producer/distributors applying for a milk sanitation license must:

  • Comply with all applicable requirements in New Hampshire Statute RSA 184 and New Hampshire Administrative Rules He-P 2700; and
  • Submit a completed milk sanitation license application that is reviewed and approved by the Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program.

Milk distributors applying for a milk sanitation license must:

  • Comply with all applicable requirements in New Hampshire Statute RSA 184 and New Hampshire Administrative Rules He-P 2700; and
  • Submit a completed milk sanitation license application that is reviewed and approved by the Dairy Sanitation Inspection and Licensing Program.

All milk sanitation licenses expire on January 1st after the year of issuance, unless revoked. Licenses are not transferable with regards to persons or locations.

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