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Sterilization Permit Number

Who Needs a Sterilization Permit Number?

Companies that wish to sell down and feather filled products in the United States Must have a Sterilization Permit Number for their factories that wash and sterilize the products.

How to obtain a Sterilization Permit Number

  1. Check with your factory to see if they already have a Sterilization Permit Number. They might, and this will save you time and money.
  2. Contact the State of Pennsylvania (PA) or the State of Utah (UT).
    • Utah and Pennsylvania are reciprocal when it comes to sterilization numbers.
  3. Obtain a Sterilization Permit Number from one of them.
  4. Register this newly acquired Sterilization Permit Number with the remaining states:
    • Massachusetts (MA)
    • Connecticut (CT)
    • Rhode Island (RI)
    • Pennsylvania (PA)
    • Utah (UT)
    • Michigan (City of Detroit) 

Companies that will help you acquire a Sterilization Permit Number

  1. IDFL (International Down and Feather Laboratory) offers a service to help you acquire this number. Each of their locations offer this service. It involves:

    IDFL will schedule an inspection of each factory that washes and sterilizes the down.

    IDFL will inspect the factory and then send in our report & application papers for your Permit Number.

    IDFL obtains this number from the State of Pennsylvania (PA) or State of Utah (UT) and then also licenses it in the 5 other states that require you to license; Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), Rhode Island (RI), Delaware (DE) and City of Detroit, Michigan (MI). If you have any questions about obtaining a Sterilization Permit Number, please contact the International Down and Feather Laboratory at:
    Tel: +1 801 467 7611
    Fax: +1 801 467 7711

  2. Legal Label
    Tel: +1 (207) 894 3300
    877-481-0734 (Toll Free)
    Fax: +207-894-3401

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