Are you one of our hobbyist customers that makes your own cheese, brews your own beer, etc. for non-retail use?   If you are one of these small operators/hobbyists and you have a passion for your product(s), it might be possible that you have thought about going into business for yourself. Going from personal use to public consumption does take a lot of effort.  It can be very easy to get overwhelmed by the number of rules and regulations that are out there at the federal, state, and local level.

This might seem like a lot to take on, but there numerous resources out there to assist in the process. For instance, there is a resource that gives an overview of federal regulatory requirements to keep in mind if you find yourself considering opening a food business. The FDA’s “How to Start a Food Business,” “provides concise information and directs readers to additional relevant information and publicly available resources.” You can check out information on documentation, inspections, registration, etc. To take a look at this brief overview and to find further information on the subject click here.

At the state and local level, it is important to find the regulations and standards that apply to you and your operation. Click here to track down the information that is pertinent to you.

Finally, remember that Nelson-Jameson’s food industry experts are there to help you get what you need to run an efficient and safe operation. Give us a call at 1-800-826-8302 today to get started.