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What It Is

​Some countries require a certificate of free sale or export to import US food products. The certificate for free sale is evidence that food items are legally sold or distributed in the open market and approved by US regulatory authorities.

The Food Safety Branch may issue a certificate of free sale to Kentucky food processing establishments regulated by and in good standing with state Department of Public Health.  The Kentucky Food Safety Branch does not issue certificates of free sale for dietary supplements, USDA regulated products or animal/pet feed.  

The current fee is $50 for each certificate for free sale/export.