Prepackaged Food

Preparing Prepackaged Foods

If you plan to prepare food for wholesale distribution (i.e. selling to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.), you must first contact the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Wholesale Division and register as a wholesaler.

Selling Prepackaged, Non Potentially Hazardous Foods

You do not need a Retail Food Establishment License to sell commercially packaged, shelf-stable, non-potentially hazardous food at the retail level (including baked goods, granola, canned goods, candy bars, potato chips, etc.) in original packaging. Products must be obtained from an approved source and meet all current labeling requirements. If you prepare or portion the foods, you will need a Retail Food Establishment License.

Selling Prepackaged, Potentially Hazardous Foods

You will need a Retail Food Establishment License to sell commercially packaged, potentially hazardous food at the retail level (including meat, milk, cheese, sandwiches, burritos, etc.). Products must be obtained from an approved source and meet all current labeling requirements.

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Food Safety Program

303-441-1564
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www.BoulderCountyFood.org

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