Milk Processing Facilities Licensing
All raw milk produced in Canada must be pasteurized in an approved pasteurizer before it can be sold to consumers. Provincially licensed milk processing facilities in PEI are thoroughly and routinely inspected in accordance with the Public Health Act Milk Processing Regulations.
In addition, locally produced dairy products are tested at the PEI dairy laboratory or in a plant’s onsite laboratory. Products that do not meet the standards are held at the plant or recalled from retail outlets.
Milk imported from outside PEI and sold in PEI must have been processed in a federally licensed plant inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Can I sell milk products produced and packaged in a licensed kitchen?
No. Dairy products must be processed in a licensed milk processing facility. The requirements for a licensed milk processing plant are different from those of a licensed commercial kitchen.
Is it acceptable to use raw milk in baked goods for sale?
No. All dairy ingredients used in prepared food products that are offered for sale in PEI must come from a licensed processing facility.
What do I need to do to become a licensed processor?
Contact Environmental Health at (902) 368-4970 or toll-free 1-800-958-6400 to speak with an Environmental Health Officer responsible for the Dairy Program. The annual fee for a milk processing licence, valid January 1 to December 31, is $300.