Certificate of Free Sale
Notices Establishing Fees for Issuance of Certificates of Free Sale
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.
Certificate of Free Sale Guidelines
All requests must be
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
Individual applications can be found in the side bar under "More Information."
Submitted application will serve as an Official Invoice upon receipt of your Certificates.
The cost of a Certificate is $50.00 per Certificate, effective July 1, 2019.
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 RA-AGPACERTOFFREESAL@pa.gov