Producer/Processor Membership Criteria
Taste of Nova Scotia is a unique, province wide marketing program whose members are committed to providing exceptional Nova Scotia culinary products and experiences. All producer/processor applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the following membership criteria.
The Taste of Nova Scotia application process involves completing the online application form and agreeing to the Taste of Nova Scotia membership criteria.
All applicants will be visited by a Taste of Nova Scotia representative to evaluate and review risk assessment and quality management practices and to determine if the information provided qualifies applicants for membership. The Taste of Nova Scotia quality standards committee will review the application and evaluation findings. The committee will then make its recommendation to the Taste of Nova Scotia Board of Directors during a scheduled board meeting. The Taste of Nova Scotia Board of Directors will then vote on final approval for membership.
Producer-Processor membership fees are based on gross sales last year and are as follows:
- $200,000 or less: $540.75 + HST
- $200,001-$350,000: $810.60 + HST
- $350,001-$500,00: $1,076.09 + HST
- $500,001-$1,000,000: $1,622.25 + HST
- Over $1,000,000: $2,163.00 + HST