The following Connecticut Agencies, provided with contact information, impact the Specialty Food Business. Please refer to your phone book for local agencies, chambers of commerce, and local health department information.
List of State Agency web sites: http://www.ct.gov/agencylist
Connecticut Food Business Agencies
Department of Agriculture
Meat & poultry production operations, shellfish regulations, milk and milk product production. List of farmers markets, agricultural statistics
State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture
765 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 800 861-9939
Phone: 860 713-2500
Fax: (860) 713-2514
Department of Consumer Protection
Kosher foods, baked goods, bottled apple juice & cider, frozen deserts, alcoholic beverages
The Agency's Divisions include Food and Standards, Drug Control, Liquor Control, License Services, Trade Practices, Product Safety, Real Estate and Professional and Occupational Trades and the Lemon Law Auto Dispute Settlement Program.
Licenses & permits
165 Capitol Ave.,
Hartford, CT 06106
Department of Public Health
Food Protection Program
Mainly food-service related regulations
410 Capital Avenue
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (NOFA CT)
Connecticut General Business Agencies
Department of Economic & Community Development
DECD develops strategies and programs to attract and retain businesses and jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and communities, ensure quality housing, and foster appropriate development in Connecticut’s cities and towns.
Economic information, loan programs, small business assistance programs, export assistance
State of Connecticut
Department of Economic and Community Development
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106-7107
Connecticut Licensing Info Center
This website provides access to all licensing and permitting activities across Connecticut State government.
CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.)
Private, non-profit corporation providing Business assistance: planning, marketing campaigns, economic data, etc.
In partnership with the Department of Economic & Community Development
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.
805 Brook Street, Building #4
Rocky Hill CT 06067-3405
Connecticut Small Business Development Corporation
University of Connecticut
368 Fairfield Road
U-41, Room 422
Storrs, CT 06269-2041
Connecticut Small Business Administration Office
Connecticut District Office
330 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106