Home Based Food Processing Now Allowed In New Mexico

Decorating By homebasedbaking Updated 6 Jan 2010 , 11:37pm by Smashme

homebasedbaking Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 1:50am
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A new rule requiring permits for homemade foods sellers went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010 in New Mexico.

The permits are mandated by the state Environment Department and will cost $100. This will allow the sale of homemade goods including baked goods, tortillas, jams and jellies, dry mixes and candies.

To obtain a permit, home-based food processors must pay the fee, attend food safety training and allow the New Mexico Environment Department to inspect their kitchens. This new permit process was introduced to monitor the safety of goods sold at farmers markets, roadside stands, fairs and fiestas.

Visit http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/fod/Food_Program/HomeBasedProcessing.htm

9 replies
Smashme Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 9:39pm
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thanks for sharing, are you in new mexico?

CakeMommyTX Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 9:45pm
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I'm moving to New Mexico!!

CbyA Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 10:11pm
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! this is amazing! thank you very much for posting this!! are you in NM?? icon_wink.gif

CbyA Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 10:12pm
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smashme, what part in NM are you?

davespeg Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 10:26pm
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How about the people who sell burritos out of the back of the trunk of their car. I use to live in El Paso, and there was a whole lot of that going on. It was one of those don't ask situations as far as being licensed.

GL79 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 10:31pm
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Jaja davespeg I see them too. I live in NM also and 5 minutes from El Paso, Texas. One thing for sure is that you do need a license. But that's great that NM is allowing home based food processing.

Smashme Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 11:07pm
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i'm in rio rancho

CbyA Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 11:09pm
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I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! ME TOO!!! I LIVE ON UNSER/SOUTHERN AREA...

Smashme Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 11:37pm
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how funny i'm off of unser and king

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