Licenses And Fees For Milk Handling Premises In Kenya

This is a list of license categories and fees for milk handling premises in Kenya. Kenya Dairy Board is the body mandated to regulate, develop and promote the dairy industry. It is a state corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

The Kenya Dairy Board issues licenses and approves the registration of dairy premises and any stakeholders involved in the dairy industry. It conducts regular inspection of such premises to ensure compliance with the set standards and regulations.

Here is a list of license categories and fees for milk handling premises in Kenya.

Category of Licenses

1. Processor License

It is for premises processing above 5,000 litres per day.

Annual Fees: Kshs 25,000

Application Fees: Kshs 600

Total Fees: Kshs 25,600.

2. Mini Dairy License

The license is for premises processing between 3,000 and 5,000 litres per day and milk dispensing units.

Annual Fees: Kshs 6,000.

Application Fees: Kshs 600.

Total Fees: Kshs 6,600.

3. Cottage Industry License

The license is for farm level milk processing and value addition enterprises.

Annual Fees: Kshs 4,000

Application Fees: Kshs 600.

Total Fees: Kshs 4,600.

4. Cooling Plant License

The license is for milk cooling facilities handling above 5,000 litres of raw milk per day.

Annual Fees: Kshs 2,000

Application Fees: Kshs 600

Total Fees: Kshs 2,600.

5. Cooling Plant License (Below 5,000 litres)

The license is for milk cooling facilities handling less than 5,000 litres of raw milk per day.

Annual Fees: Kshs 2,000

Application Fees: Kshs 600

Total Fees: Kshs 2,600.

6. Milk Bar License

It is for premises handling and retailing pasteurized milk and other dairy products in small quantities.

Annual Fees: Kshs 2,500.

Application Fees: Kshs 600

Total Fees: Kshs 3,100

7. Primary Producer License

The license is for dairy farmer groups and individual farmers engaged in collection, bulking and marketing of raw milk.

Annual Fees: Kshs 1,200

Application Fees: 600

Total Fees: Kshs 1,800.

8. Dairy Manager License

The license is for managers or supervisors in charge of premises handling, processing or marketing above 500 litres of milk per day.

Annual Fees: Kshs 1,500

Application Fees: Kshs 600

Total Fees: Kshs 2,100.

Category of Permits

1. Milk Carriage Permit

The permit is for transporters of raw milk (bulk or in containers) for bulking and cooling or processing and marketing.

Fees: Kshs 1,000, paid annually

Application Fees: Kshs 600

2. Export Permit

It is for exporters of milk and milk products.

Fees: Kshs 1,000 (per consignment)

Application Fees: Kshs 600.

3. Import Permit

It is for importers of milk and milk products.

Fees: Kshs 1,000 (per consignment)

Application Fees: Kshs 600.

Kenya Dairy Board Contacts

Head Office: Social Security House, Block A, Eastern Wing, 10th Floor, Bishop Road, Nairobi.

Contacts: 0722 573 432, 0733 521 438.

Email: [email protected]

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