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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) shall only approve Certificates of Free Sale for facilities located in Pennsylvania: specifically food, dairy manufacturers, processors/manufacturers, packers, warehouses or plant manufacturers that are inspected, permitted and licensed by PDA.For an additional surcharge, PDA will issue Vitamin and Dietary Supplement Certificates.


  • Current valid Pennsylvania Registration, License or Permit with the PDA.
  • A recent inspection of the facility completed by PDA.

  • All requests MUST BE EMAILED to
  • A maximum of 10 PRODUCTS, per application
  • For products in excess of 10, a separate application and fee is required
  • Processing time is 6-14 business days
  • Applications received after 9:00 am will be processed the next business day
  • Rush service is 2-5 business days
  • Certificates will be mailed via U.S. Mail unless we are provided a UPS prepaid printed shipping            label
  • Food Processors/Manufacturers, Packers & Warehouse Click here for the application
  • Vitamin & Dietary supplements Click here for the application
  • Dairy Plant Manufacturers Click here for the application     


Submitted application will serve as an Official Invoice upon receipt of your Certificates.

The cost of a Certificate is $30.00 per Certificate.

Additional rush service charge is $30.00.

Additional surcharge for Vitamin & Dietary Supplements is $30.00. 

Upon receipt of Certificates, return application along with payment to:


               Bureau of Food Safety & Laboratory Services

               2301 N Cameron St., Room112

               Harrisburg, PA 17110

  *All fees are subject to change.

   If you have any questions, please email them to