Know the Law
In many countries, there are a number of rules that govern who can make, package and sell food. You should consult all local, national and international laws regarding your business. Herb-Oil sellers based in the U.S. can learn more about the rules for running a food business at the national level through the Food and Drug Administration. At the state level, cottage food laws determine whether you’re allowed to make certain types of food from your home kitchen to then sell at certain types of venues; you can learn more about the specifics at CottageFoods.org. Stores based in the European Union, or those planning to sell to customers there, should check out EU food laws and regulations.
Label Your Products
When it comes to labeling your packaged products, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act stipulates that “all food products should be labeled with disclosure of ingredients, quantity and weight of ingredients and labeled with the name and place of the person or business who makes and packages these goods.” Be sure to add your ingredients to the listing descriptions in your Herb-Oil Store, and include them on your packaged products as well. Point out whether or not your products contain nuts, dairy or other common allergens, as well as whether or not your products are made in a facility that processes these items. As a general rule of thumb ingredients should be listed by quantity, going from largest amount to smallest amount.