Application for Processor Licence

Application for a Licence to Process Ontario grown: Asparagus, Grapes, Potatoes,

Tender Fruit or Vegetables to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission

Applicant Contact information:

Name of Company or Applicant: ___________________________________________________

Mailing address incl. postal code: __________________________________________________

Name and Address of the processing facility/winery: ___________________________________

Email address: __________________________________________________________________

Business phone number: __________________________________________________________

Contact Person (name, position and phone number): ___________________________________

I or We hereby make application as a processor of the following Ontario grown regulated fruits or vegetables under The Farm Products Marketing Act (check all that apply):

____ Asparagus

____ Grapes

____ Potatoes

Tender Fruit includes:

____ Peaches

____ Pears

____ Plums

____ Sour Cherries

____ Sweet Cherries

Vegetables include:

____ Green or wax beans

____ Lima beans

____ Red beets

____ Cabbage other than cabbage used for coleslaw

____ Carrots

____ Cauliflower

____ Sweet corn

____ Cucumbers

____ Green peas

____ Peppers

____ Spanish-type onions used for onion rings

____ Pumpkin

____ Squash

____ Tomatoes

As an attachment, please provide the following additional information in order to demonstrate that the applicant meets the licensing criteria of experience, equipment and compliance with the Act and regulations.

  1. Names of owners, officers/directors, and managers of the processing business or winery.
  2. Copies of the incorporation document or other document to verify the registry of the company name.
  3. A description of the processing facility (include details of land/acreage, buildings and equipment).
  4. An overview of the experience of management and those responsible for operating the processing plant or winery.
  5. Grape processors please include the description and anticipated annual volumes of final product(s).
  6. Tender fruit processors please include the number of tons of each tender fruit processed annually.

Please complete the following information:

I hereby make application for a licence as a processor under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Name of person authorized to sign: __________________________________

Signature: __________________________________

Date: __________________________________

Position or Office held by person authorized to sign: __________________________________

Where applicant is a corporation or a partnership,

signature of person authorized to sign: __________________________________

Please submit completed application and supporting documents to:

Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
Attn: Secretary to the Commission
5SW, 1 Stone Rd West
Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
Tel: 519 826-4220; Fax: 519 826-3400

Licences are typically issued for a five (5) year period and expire on the fifth anniversary of their issuance. Licencees may reapply to the Commission for a licence six months prior to that time. Note that the Commission may, after a hearing, suspend or revoke or refuse to renew a licence for failure to observe, perform or carry out the Act, the regulations, the plan or any order of the Commission or of the relevant marketing board. In addition, processing the commodities above without a licence from the Commission is in contravention of the Farm Products Marketing Act and regulations.

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Farm Products Marketing Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.9. It will be used to determine eligibility for a licence as a processor for the above crops.

Please contact your area municipality to determine what additional approvals may be required with respect to your proposed processing facility.

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 05 September 2007
Last Reviewed: 23 September 2014