Can I produce sprouts as a home-based business?

No. Sprouted seeds have been determined to be the source of several foodborne illness outbreaks. For this reason sprouted seeds have been defined as a potentially hazardous /TCS- (time/temperature control for safety) food and would require a special process verification to be sold at retail. Sprouting seeds for sale to retail operations would require inspection by the DHSS Manufactured Food Program. Contact DHSS by calling 573-751-6095 to ask questions about these requirements.

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