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Certificate that indicates a particular product is marketed in the United States or eligible for export. Certificates of Free Sale do not pertain to a particular production lot or export consignment. Food manufacturers must be licensed with the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA). Certificates are issued only for products regulated or inspected by DIA.
Contact Information
Department of Inspections & Appeals
Lucas State Office Building, 3rd floor
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines IA, 50319-0083(map)
Brian Churchbrian.church@dia.iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-5796
F: (515) 281-3291

License Details

Code Citation
Iowa Code Chapter 137F; 481 Iowa Administrative Code 30.4(10)
Who Applies
Food manufacturers
When To Apply
At least 10 business days before the certificate(s) are needed.
Initial Requirements
Food manufacturers must be licensed with the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA). Certificates are issued only for products regulated or inspected by DIA.
Duration
Once.
Processing Time
10 business days.
Fee Structure
$35 for the first certificate and $10 for each additional identical certificate requested at the same time.
Renewal Requirements
Does not apply.
Exam
Does not apply.
Additional Information
Payments must be processed before certificates are issued. Payments can be processed via credit card or check/money order.
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