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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Milk Handler License & Bond Forms


Milk Handler License

Every person who purchases, handles, or receives bulk unprocessed or pasteurized manufacturing or market milk for the purpose of manufacture, processing, sale, or other handling, must have a milk handler processor license. The license is required by the owner, agent, broker, or intermediary purchasing unprocessed or pasteurized bulk milk (including Cream or Condensed Skim) from a producer (including a cooperative), a producer-handler, or another handler.

New Milk Handler Application

Renewal Milk Handler Application

Instructions for Completion of Milk Handler Applications

Milk Handler Bond Form

Milk Handler Credit Card Payments (for license renewals only)

Distributor (Handler) License

CDFA is no longer issue distributor licenses.


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