Food Product/Baked and Confectionary Goods

If your business will involve a food product, contact your county health/environmental services department regarding compliance requirements.

If you plan to sell a food/food related product, contact the Arizona Department of Revenue and the city/town offices in which you will be based and/or operate regarding transaction privilege tax (TPT)/licensing.

Information regarding the production and processing of a non-meat food product or fish and light game products (llama, duck) is available on the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Regional Office
The Phoenix office of the FDA will answer questions after you have received and reviewed your packet from the regional FDA office.

Phoenix Residence Post of the FDA 
51 W. 3rd Street, Suite E265, Tempe, AZ 85281
Local offices of the FDA: Tempe 480.829.7396 or Tucson 520.670.4765 

Packaged goods must be sold in the manner prescribed in NIST Handbook 130. If you "put up" or pack at your location, the net weight must meet NIST Handbook 133 requirements.

Arizona Department of Weights and Measures
4425 West Olive Avenue, Suite 134 Glendale, AZ 85302
602.771.4920 or Arizona toll free 800.277.6675

In 2011, the Arizona State Legislature changed the law, to allow residents to produce non-potentially hazardous baked and confectionary products in their homes and to offer them for commercial sale within the state. General guidance for this law and information about required food handling permits in each county is available on the Arizona Department of Health Services website. (13)

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Environmental Health - Home Baked and Confectionary Goods
150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Additional Information:

See also: County Offices
See also: Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT)/Licensing
See also: City/Town Offices

Arizona Department of Revenue Brochures: Restaurants and Bars, Retail Classification, Tax Exempt Food, Use Tax, Special Events 

Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, Business: Do you...Sell packaged goods by weight, measure or count? 

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