I'd like to start a home business repackaging food in New York State in the US. For example, let's say I'm buying 10kg bags of rice from the supermarket and I want to put them into jars each containing 250g.
I started on the assumption that the state would not approve if I started doing that without any permits, so I went to Google.
The New York State Small Business Development Center has a guide that I think addresses this very issue. This suggests on page 55 that, to start a home food business in New York, I need a 20-C license from the Department of Agriculture, and also that I don't need to register with the FDA as I'm operating from my home.
I also found this page at the Department of Health, but it seems to be a registration system for restaurants, not food processors.
So, is the 20-C all I need for home food reprocessing? Or am I better off scheduling a meeting with the Small Business Development Corporation and then self-answering this question?