Allows a retail establishment or section of a retail establishment to offer food and food products to consumers intended for off-premise consumption. The following do NOT qualify for an Article 28A Retail Food Store License: Establishments that handle only pre-packaged, non-potentially hazardous foods; Roadside markets that offer only fresh fruits and vegetables for sale; Stores that conduct food processing (cappuccino, slicing cold cuts, making sandwiches); Food service establishments (cafe's/restaurants); or Juice bars or food and beverage vending machines. Retail food establishments requiring the Article 28A license are identified by the sale of any of the following: Milk; Shell eggs; Refrigerated meats; and/or other potentially hazardous foods.
Agency: Internal Revenue Service; Permit: Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or Social Security Number
Inspection, Always Required
||FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE
|Retail Food Store||FSI 302||FSI 302|
|License/Permit||$125||Fee is for a pre-set 2 year period per location, fee is prorated per year of issuance of license. Fee is returnable if business does not open or application is incorrectly filed.|
Personal Check, Postal Money Order
Make payable to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Duration & Processing
|Average Processing Time:
||Biennial - Every two years
||Yes - Every two years. Application for licensure of a retail food store must be made on or before December 1 of every other year for the period beginning January 1 following.
||Yes - 60 days prior
1. Permit/License must be posted
2. Proof of Workers' Compensation or exemption is required