The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is responsible for enforcing food regulations and inspecting food establishments. Working closely with a PDA sanitarian as early as possible in your business development can save you time and money.
Setting up a food-processing business in your home has advantages and disadvantages. You can make your own schedule and cut commuting expenses. On the other hand, there may be added costs involved in getting your kitchen up to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) sanitary standards, and working at home will definitely impact your family—just ask any successful entrepreneur.
Food safety standards for Pennsylvania small-scale producers of beef, pork, sheep, goat, poultry, rabbit, game and exotic meats. Penn State University. Updated June 2011.