Please Anyone From Ga Starting A Business?

Business By Melinda3 Updated 10 Jan 2010 , 4:15am by ldowns

Melinda3 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:49pm
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Hello, I'm not sure who I contact about starting a business in Ga. I have heard Ga does not permit home kitchens. I may have a church kitchen to use. But I don't have any requirements I may need. I have been looking and looking and found nothing! icon_mad.gif any info would help! Thank you!!!

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all4cake Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:55pm
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There are several threads...I don't have a link to any one inparticular


the last word was that you can if you sell at one of the state run farmers' markets...

maybe someone will chime in with more info ...

prterrell Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 9:34pm
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In GA, every county has different rules.

Melinda3 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 10:17pm
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Prterrell, what does Newnan say about this? Is that where you are?

Melinda3 Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 12:15am
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Thanks for the replies guys! I guess I will just have to look even harder! icon_confused.gif

prterrell Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:07am
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Yup, I'm in Newnan. As far as I've been able to find out, in Coweta County they will NOT license home kitchens. period. the end. There's a lot of us here "flying under the radar", though.

all4cake Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:16am
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Here's the link to the thread I was referring to earlier...

Melinda3 Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:31am
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awesome! thank you guys! icon_biggrin.gif

ldowns Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 4:15am
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I was licensed in Georgia in October, 2009. The Georgia Department of Agriculture must license you before you can have a legal business. Look under their website at the Consumer Protection Division then go to the Basic Regulatory Requirements for Licensing Food Firms. This will tell you what requirements you need to meet to become legal. You can also see the contact person for your district. Hope this helps and good luck. It is well worth it.

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