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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Limited Poultry and Egg Farms

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) regulates the Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Program.

A Limited Poultry and Egg Farm is a farm-based food establishment that directly produces and offers dressed poultry or whole shell eggs for sale. No additional processing or food preparation of such poultry or shell eggs is allowed under this permit category.

Limited Poultry and Egg Farms are small farm operations limited to up to 1,000 laying hens annually for production and sale of shell eggs and/or up to 20,000 poultry annually for the production and sale of dressed poultry.

Permitting Requirements

A Limited Poultry and Egg Farm operator must obtain an FDACS Food Establishment Permit.

A food establishment permit is also required for both poultry and egg processors who do not meet the requirements of the Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Program.

View Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Permit Requirements [ Adobe PDF Document 297.52 KB ].