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Connecticut Agencies associated with the Specialty Food Business

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:

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
Phone: 1-800-842-2649
Phone: 860-713-6300
Fax: 860-713-7239

Department of Public Health

Food Protection Program
Mainly food-service related regulations

410 Capital Avenue
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-8000
TDD: 860-509-7191

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (NOFA CT)

Organic certification

NOFA/CT Office: P O Box 386
Northford, CT 06472
Phone: (203) 484-2445
Fax: (203) 484-7621

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
Phone: 1-860-270-8000

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
Phone: 860-571-7136
Fax: 860-571-7150
Toll-free: 1-800-392-2122

Connecticut Small Business Development Corporation

University of Connecticut
368 Fairfield Road
U-41, Room 422
Storrs, CT 06269-2041
Phone: 203-486-4135
Fax: 203-486-1576

Connecticut Small Business Administration Office

Connecticut District Office
330 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-240-4700
Fax: 860-240-4659