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New Hampshire Agencies associated with the Specialty Food Business

The following New Hampshire 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 Agency Sites: http://www.state.nh.us/agency/locator.html

New Hampshire Food Business Agencies


Department of Health and Human Services

Website: http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/index.htm


Food Protection

Licensing and inspecting retail foodservice establishments including: restaurants, grocery stores, caterers, mobile food units, bakeries, home food manufacturers/processors. Also approves plan reviews for new and remodeled food service establishments.
Acts as the State Shellfish Sanitation Control Authority for the commercial sale and processing of shellfish.

Food Protection
Division of Public Health Services
NH Department of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-4604
Phone: (603) 271-4589
Phone: 1-800-852-3345 ext 4589 (in state)
Fax: (603) 271-4859
Email: foodprotection@dhhs.state.nh.us
Website: http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dphs/fp/
View a list of Self-Inspecting cities and towns in New Hampshire.


Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

PO Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: 603-271-3551
Fax: 603-271-1109
Website: http://agriculture.nh.gov

Bureau of Markets
Oversees Farm products for sale. Certifies farms as Organic.
Phone: 603-271-2753, 3685

Agriculture Development
Phone: (603)271-3788

Plant Industry
Phone: (603)271-2561

Weekly Market Bulletin
Phone: (603)271-2505

Weights & Measures Bureau
Phone: (603)271-3700


NH Specialty Food Association

We provide marketing, business and product development assistance to specialty food processors at all levels; from pre-venture to established companies, and promote an active state-wide network for marketing and selling specialty foods in and out of the region.

NH Specialty Food Association
7 Wall St.
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603)224-9698
Email: nhcooks@nh.ultranet.com
Website: http://www.nhspecialtyfoods.com/


University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Agricultural marketing assistance, sustainable farming, business assistance
Safe Food Handling for Specialty Food Producers - programs and publications

State Office
Taylor Hall, UNH
59 College Road
Durham, NH 03824-3587
Phone: 603-862-1520
Website: http://extension.unh.edu/Agriculture/Food-Safety

New Hampshire General Business Agencies


Office of Business and Industrial Development

Marketing assistance, Business development assistance, training programs

172 Pembroke Road
P.O. Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302-1856
Phone: 603.271.2591
Fax: 603.271.6784
Website: http://www.nheconomy.com


NH Corporation Division

Business registry, forms for form-of-business registration

State House, Room 204
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3244
Website: http://www.state.nh.us/sos/corporate/index.htm


Department of Revenue Administration

Taxation information, registration

45 Chenell Drive,
PO Box 457
Concord, NH 03302-0457
Phone: 603- 271-2191
Fax: 603- 271-6121
Website: http://www.state.nh.us/revenue/
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800- 735-2964


NH Business Finance Authority

Information on the programs and loan guarantees offered by the Authority to small businesses in New Hampshire.

14 Dixon Avenue, Suite 101
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2391
Fax: (603) 271-2396
Website: http://www.state.nh.us/bfa/bfa.htm


US Small Business Administration
New Hampshire Division

New Hampshire District Office
143 N. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-225-1400
Fax: 603-225-1409
Website: http://www.sba.gov/nh