Department of Agriculture & Markets

 

Description of Food Processing

 

Baking:
bread, rolls, pastries, pies, cookies, etc., wholesale or retail
in-store bakery operations, including bake-off operations

Blending:
spices, herbs, seasonings at retail or wholesale

Bottling at Retail or Wholesale:
fresh fruit juices
soft drinks
apple cider

Catering:
off-site service of foods prepared at establishment
(off –site preparation may require local H.D. Permit)

Cooking or Heat Treatment - Retail or Wholesale:
frying or cooking fish
cooking lobster, shrimp
raw pretzels
re-warming pretzels - popcorn
retail popcorn popping
wholesale popcorn popping
chocolate candy molds or forms
melting chocolate, hot chocolate unit
cooking chicken wings, meat products, hot dogs, meat loaf, sausage
eggs

Cooking or Heat Treatment:
lasagna, pasta and sauce, complete dinners, pizza, nachos
and cheese, soups, meat pies, knishes
cappuccino units

Curing or Brining:
retail ham, corned beef briskets, pigs knuckles, feet, tail
wholesale U.S.D.A. processing plant
salted fish

Cutting, slicing, eviscerating or shucking:
cold cuts, ready-to-eat meat
cheeses
bread, rolls, bagels
fish filleting, shellfish shucking, whole fish eviscerating
cut fruit or melon
cut vegetables into ready-to-eat sizes

Dehydrating:
fruit
vegetables
beef jerky
herbs and spices

Freezing:
frozen dessert machine, ice cream, yogurt, slush, ice milk
shaved Ice, serving dish or cone hard ice cream
retail ice production and packaging

Grinding:
poultry or meat at retail
grating cheeses
retail coffee grinding, wholesale coffee grinding

Mixing Meat & Grinding with:
seasoning, meat loaf mix, meatball mix, pan sausage or patties

Mixing Salad Items:
tuna fish, macaroni, potato, coleslaw
fruit salad
vegetable salad mix

Packing/Repacking from Bulk at Retail or Wholesale:
exposed candy
cheese curd
salads; tuna, chicken, egg, mixed foods and pasta, etc.
pasta - cooked or dry
dried fruit
dried vegetables
cereals
ready-to-eat sprouts or cut vegetables
acidified foods - vegetables
exposed ready-to-eat foods

Retail Repacking of:
stuffing sausage into casings

Pickling or Marinating:
fish, herrings,
meat, poultry,
vegetables, cabbage,
fruit, olives

Roasting:
beef and meats
coffee
nuts
barbecue chicken, ribs, beef

Smoking:
fish
meat and meat products
cheeses