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Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture

Dairy Processor Licence

Who Needs This Licence?
Anyone who wants to manufacture dairy products in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Natural Products Marketing Council
Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
Natural Products Marketing Council
Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture

Tel: 902-893-5943
Fax: 902-897-7579
Office Location:
Harlow Institute Building
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
176 College Road
Truro, NS  B2N 2P3

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 550
Truro, NS  B2N 5E3
Application Forms & Process:
An application form can be obtained from the Nova Scotia Natural Products Marketing Council.  When completed, it is submitted to the General Manager of the Council, along with a business plan and the applicable fees.

The approval process may include a public hearing.

If all requirements and criteria for manufacture are met and the application is approved, the licence will be sent to the applicant by mail.
Waiting Period:

90 business days

Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
(Please allow several extra days for mail delivery.)

Expiry & Renewal:
This licence is valid for 3 years from the date it is issued. It can be renewed, and the renewal time is 3 years from the date it was first issued. The renewal process is started by the Department, which will send a renewal form to the licence holder before it expires.
Price:  (No tax is charged)
Initial application or renewal: $75
Please pay by cheque or money order made out to the Minister of Finance.
Related Requirements:
  Before the application can be approved by the Natural Products Marketing Council, the facilities must be inspected by:
  1. The Food Safety Section of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture; and
  2. Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, (Interprovincial Marketing)
Additional Information:
Legislative Authority:
Dairy Industry Act, Acts of 2000.

Last Updated: November 2009

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