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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

What you need

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”


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

Email all required materials to

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

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.



305 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 983-6770


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