The MDA Food and Feed Safety Division (FFSD) Manufactured and Retail Food Inspection Programs have the authority to license and inspect breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Farm wineries have previously been excluded from licensing and inspection; however recent statutory analysis determined the need to license these operations. In some instances the wineries have additional operations such as prepackaged food sales, food service, or other food related activities that have required licensing, however the majority of wineries in Minnesota are unlicensed. These establishments will be inspected to current regulations, statutes and rules and will be licensed according to primary mode of business.
For more information: www.mda.state.mn.us/food-feed/manufactured-food-inspection-program
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