Apply for a Certificate of Health and Free Sale & Export Statements

You must have a Health and Free Sale certificate or Export Statement from the Food Protection Program to comply with food processing facility inspection requirements.

Food Protection Program

The Details of Apply for a Certificate of Health and Free Sale & Export Statements

What you need for Apply for a Certificate of Health and Free Sale & Export Statements

To apply for a certificate, you will need to:

  • Complete and sign the entire application form
  • Submit a separate application for each food product
    • Note: Multiple flavors or varieties may be treated as one “product”

Fees for Apply for a Certificate of Health and Free Sale & Export Statements

Pay by check or money order, made payable to:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

E-mailed and faxed applications will be held until receipt of the application fee. Mailed applications must be accompanied by the application fee.

Name Fee Unit
Certificate application fee $75 per certificate

How to apply Apply for a Certificate of Health and Free Sale & Export Statements

Email all required materials to fpp.dph@state.ma.us

Fax all required materials to: (617) 524-8062

Mail the fee payment(s) and all required materials to:

Department of Public Health
Food Protection Program
305 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3597

More info for Apply for a Certificate of Health and Free Sale & Export Statements

This certificate is in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 62C, Section 49A 

Rejected applications

Certificates will not be granted if:

  • The licensing status of the food processor is not acceptable
  • The fee ($75 per requested certificate) is not received by the FPP

Overnight shipping

If you require overnight shipment of the certificate(s), you must include a pre-printed and pre-paid FedEx/UPS/other shipping company label and envelope. Shipping supplies are not available at the Food Protection Program.

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