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Food License

Anyone who wishes to sell or distribute food must obtain a food license from the Baltimore City Health Department. https://health.baltimorecity.gov/environmental-health/food-facilities

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The Food Control Section licenses and regulates over 5,000 food facilities in Baltimore City. Its mission is to ensure that all food sold and served is safe for consumption. Under Health Code Section 6-101(c), a food service facility means:

  1. A place where food or drink is prepared for sale or service on the premises or elsewhere; or
  2. An operation where food is served to or provided for the public with or without charge.
    • "Food" includes:
      •  Ice;
      • Beverages (non-alcoholic); and
      • Chewing gum or any substance used as component of chewing gum. HE §6-101(b)(2),(3)
    •  Examples of businesses we license and inspect:
      • Restaurants
      • Grocery store
      • Mobile food carts
      • Bars/taverns
      • Market stalls
      • Public and private schools
      • Caterers
      • Special event food vendors
      • Summer camps
      • Bakeries
      • Church kitchens

Anyone who wishes to sell or distribute food must obtain a food license from the Baltimore City Health Department. Food includes ice, prepackaged items, e.g. candy, gum, sodas, etc, and prepared foods.

 

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Address1001 E. Fayette Street
Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone(410) 396-4424