Product Labeling For Home-Based Businesses

Business By lamariposa Updated 25 Jun 2009 , 5:41pm by MichelleM77

lamariposa Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 2:50pm
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For your product labels, did you include nutrition information. I know all products have to be labeled with all the ingredients but I was unsure about adding the nutrition information. I read that according to federal law, if you make less than $50, 000 and have less than 100 employess, you are exempt from this. Has anyone had an inspector say anything about your labels?

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cakedout Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 6:18pm
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When I had my cakery, I did not need to have the nutrition values on my labels. You should be ok without that info.

costumeczar Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 6:45pm
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It might depend on where you are, too. In Virginia they require labels if you're not the one doing the direct sale and delivery, but you don't have to label if you deliver the cake. The inspector told me that as long as you have a chance to talk directly to the customer and answer questions, you don't need a label. If you're selling things through another store you have to have labels because you won't be there to answer questions.

HeidiCrumbs Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:35am
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I'm sure that it depends on the state, but for WI all you need is the ingredient and allergen list. It was never even mentioned that I would need the nutrition stuff. I wouldn't even know how to do that!

MichelleM77 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 5:41pm
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I've heard it costs a lot of money to get the nutritional value of your items figured out because it has to be done scientifically and not just a calculator feature online or something. In Ohio we have the same exemption you are referring to as far as not having to state nutritional value if less than $50,000.

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