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Title: Food Certificate for Export/Certificate of Free Sale
Alternate Title:
Description: The certificate is a document prepared by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) containing information about a product that describes and or attests to animal health, product safety, production, processing methods, or sanitation of the processing plant.
Subject: Food
Creation Date: 2/23/2011 4:11:00 PM
Modification Date: 7/10/2019 2:47:28 PM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
Division Name: Certificates of Free Sale
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Mary Horvath Food & Feed Safety - 651-201-6676
Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Statutes: 28A.081



$125 for each specific type of certificate.

Period of Issuance:


Length of Determination:

Certificates are processed within 5 to 7 business days as long as all previous invoices issued by the MDA are not overdue (30 days). 

Applications received after 4:00 p.m. CST will be processed the next business day.Applications are processed in the order they are received, unless there are extenuating circumstances, i.e. detained shipment.

Other Info:
Activity: Food
License Detail URL:

Food Certificate for Export / Certificate of Free Sale

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