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MDARD Issues Stop-Use OrderOn October 10, 2014, MDARD issued a Stop-Use and Stop-Removal Order for antifreeze/coolant manufactured, packaged, and/or distributed prior to September 11, 2014, by the following Detroit, Michigan, companies after finding the products may cause damage to vehicle engines. Read the Stop Order here. Photos of the product labels. Read the full press release here.

Request for Proposals: Food Safety Training and Education
- The Michigan Food Law of 2000 establishes a food safety education fund that is to be used for, 1) training and education to consumers on food safety, and 2) training and education to food service establishment employees and agents of the director who enforce the Act. Monies that go into the fund come from assessments of $3.00 to $5.00 on food establishment licenses. MDARD anticipates awarding up to $250,000 from the fund to be used for these purposes. Download the RFP here.

Welcome to the MDARD Website. How Can We Help You Today?

Our goal with this site is to help you find what you're looking for. At the right are Featured Links to popular pages like GAAMPs and the Right to Farm ActExport Marketing, Press Releases, Food Recalls, or How to Start Your Business.

Are you a CONSUMER, looking for information about: Jobs @ MDARDFood Safety; Cottage Food; the Pesticide Notification Registry; Animal Licensing or Bringing Animals Into Michigan; Food Recalls; an FAQ about Michigan Farmers Markets; or Finding a Licensed Business in Michigan?

Are you a FARMER, trying to locate information about: Bovine Tuberculosis (TB), Certifications; GAAMPs/Right to Farm; getting a Livestock Dealer License; or other MDARD Online Services?

Are you a BUSINESS . . . or looking to start one? You may be interested in: Licensing; obtaining a Food Service License; getting a Food Establishment License; sitting for a Pesticide Applicator Certification test; looking up a list of Registered Service Persons; learning what it takes to be licensed as an Animal Control Officer; Animal Feed Licensing; locating  Food Plan Review Resources or Finding a Licensed Business in Michigan.

Are you a REGULATOR
in the state, looking for information on: Licensing; the latest update to the Food Law; or learning Food Safety for Regulators?

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