(a)  A person shall not operate as a wholesale or retail frozen dessert manufacturer, a wholesale or retail cheese manufacturer, or a wholesale butter processing manufacturer without first obtaining an inspection certificate issued by the Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

(b)  Inspection certificates shall be issued upon:

(1)           a determination by the Commissioner that the manufacturer is operating in a clean and sanitary manner in compliance with statutory requirements and these Rules and is producing a product that is pure, wholesome, and non‑deleterious to health; and

(2)           payment of the appropriate fee as set out in G.S. 106‑254.

(c)  All inspection certificates shall expire on June 30 of each year and shall be non‑transferable.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑253; 106‑254; 106‑267;

Eff. February 1, 1982;

Readopted Eff. May 1, 2017.