Etsy Question

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Charmed Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 1:39pm
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I was browsing the net and saw cake pops on etsy. Now I don't know if the sellers are licensed or not. I know most states requires that you have to have a Retail Food Business permit in order to make and sell food items. so here is my question: is it necessary to be legal and have a license in order to sell baked goods on Etsy? or generally selling food on internet.

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kansaslaura Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 2:28pm
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I don't know, but I doubt that Etsy, eBay or anyone else checks it out.

You might go back to Etsy and look at their FAQ's and requirements/rules.

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scp1127 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 3:59am
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Are they shipping? Mailing across state lines and overseas requires local certification, FDA certification and registration with the bioterrorism act. FDA also requires a recall plan.

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