28A.04 LICENSE REQUIRED; CUSTOM PROCESSING PERMIT APPLICATIONS;
Subdivision 1. Application; date of issuance.
(a) No person shall engage in the business of
manufacturing, processing, selling, handling, or storing food without having first obtained from
the commissioner a license for doing such business. Applications for such license shall be made
to the commissioner in such manner and time as required and upon such forms as provided by the
commissioner and shall contain the name and address of the applicant, address or description of
each place of business, and the nature of the business to be conducted at each place, and such
other pertinent information as the commissioner may require.
(b) A retail or wholesale food handler license shall be issued for the period July 1 to June 30
following and shall be renewed thereafter by the licensee on or before July 1 each year, except
that licenses for all mobile food concession units and retail mobile units shall be issued for the
period April 1 to March 31, and shall be renewed thereafter by the licensee on or before April 1
each year. A license for a food broker or for a food processor or manufacturer shall be issued for
the period January 1 to December 31 following and shall be renewed thereafter by the licensee
on or before January 1 of each year, except that a license for a wholesale food processor or
manufacturer operating only at the state fair shall be issued for the period July 1 to June 30
following and shall be renewed thereafter by the licensee on or before July 1 of each year. A
penalty for a late renewal shall be assessed in accordance with section
(c) A person applying for a new license up to 14 calendar days before the effective date of
the new license period under paragraph (b) must be issued a license for the 14 days and the next
license year as a single license and pay a single license fee as if the 14 days were part of the
upcoming license period.
Subd. 2. Custom processing permit.
In addition to the license requirements set forth in
subdivision 1, every custom processor shall obtain a custom processing permit. Application for
a permit shall be made on forms provided by the commissioner. The commissioner shall cause
the custom processor's place of business to be inspected and if the commissioner finds that the
applicant's place of business complies with state standards relating to meat processing plants, a
custom processing permit shall be issued to the applicant. No additional fee shall be charged for a
custom processing permit.
History: 1971 c 339 s 4; 1975 c 412 s 10; 1977 c 160 s 2; 1996 c 407 s 18; 1999 c 59 s
1; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 43