Md. R. 44:20 17-238-P17-238/EEMERGENCY ACTION EFFECTIVE 9/8/20171/3/2018
An applicant who applies to serve as a Tax Credit Certificate Administrator shall apply to the Secretary on a departmental form and shall have the following qualifications:
A. Be a 501c3 nonprofit;
B. Have record-keeping capabilities (information systems) that include the date of the donation, farm name/farmer, type of fresh farm product, and volume in pounds of produce received;
C. Be certified in and comply with safe food handling practices and have been reviewed by an outside organization (i.e. health inspector, AIB certified);
D. Possess a scale certified by the Maryland Department of Agriculture that is calibrated on a quarterly basis;
E. Follow food safety regulations regarding storage and inventory; and
F. Have an established partner network for quick food distribution or distribute directly to clients.