Small Business Forum
 
Home


Go Back   Small Business Forum > SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE > 04 - Business Law
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read




04 - Business Law Business Legal Issues

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-04-2006, 06:57 PM
norax norax is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3
Default Dog Treats - Legal Questions

My wife, a chef, is considering starting an online business selling homemade gourmet dog treats. Basically she would be baking in our own kitchen and selling the food over the Internet. Does anyone know the legality of this? Are there any things we should be aware of? Licenses, permits, etc.

So far the only information on the topic I can find is this page on the FDA's web site: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/consumerpetfood.html

So it looks like we don't require FDA approval provided we only use ingredients that are already FDA approved. Does anyone know if there are separate sets of state laws on this topic that we should be aware of? If so, would we run into issues when selling over the Internet to other states? Does the law require a completely separate kitchen for the business?

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-05-2006, 05:56 AM
Corey Bryant's Avatar
Corey Bryant Corey Bryant is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 6,422
Default

I really do not think so. I purchased some dog treat from one of my clients once. I mainly purchased the treats from them because I knew them. On their site, it does not have any legalese on there. I think it does have the ingredients though

I would recommend the ingredients of eacg, just in case an animal might be interested.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-05-2006, 11:20 AM
Coach Morse's Avatar
Coach Morse Coach Morse is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,135
Default

You might want to check with your local health department.

gm
__________________
[URL="http://www.coachmorse.com"]CoachMorse.com[/URL]
SUCCESS FOR LIFE!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2006, 07:01 PM
CustomerTrend's Avatar
CustomerTrend CustomerTrend is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 234
Default

You would definitely check with your health department, but I don't believe they would regulate the baking of doggie treats, but they vary from county to county. I also did a little check and found this link that may be of interest for you.

http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/art...og_bakery.html
__________________
[COLOR="Navy"]CustomerTrend Inc. is customer service by design[/COLOR]
[COLOR="navy"]Providing the tools to let your service business achieve "Signature Service"[/COLOR]
[COLOR="navy"]Call us Toll Free: 1-(866)-509-9888 [/COLOR]
[URL="http://customertrend.com"]http://customertrend.com[/URL]
[URL="http://customertrend.net"]Become a mystery shopper for us[/URL]

[URL="http://customertrend.com/nwsltr"][COLOR="Red"]Sign up for our FREE monthly newsletter![/COLOR][/URL]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-06-2007, 02:46 PM
wisconcountry wisconcountry is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 51
Default

Norax, just ran across your post about dog treats from May 2006. Did your wife pursue this? If so and you have a web site I'd like to see it. If not, I'm curious as to why. If you still have questions in this area I may be able to provide so answers or guidance. I have more experience in this area than most.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-04-2012, 11:23 AM
adrian_in9@yaho adrian_in9@yaho is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 316
Default Animal care

I have the weirdest dog, she eats rawhides so fast, she pukes them up. She cant .She cant do these 'good for your dog' dental treats, cause they also make her sick. Does the Don Sullivan perfect dog training method work wiki. Land Dog Training .It seems like I'm one of the first folks to reply about the system as a customer, so I'm Don't get me wrong, my dog gets treats, just not as part of training.how the conversation threading works but I guess if there are follow-up questions, I'll try Jobs & Education; Law & Legal Issues; Literature & Language.
animal medicines
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-04-2012, 11:29 AM
adrian_in9@yaho adrian_in9@yaho is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 316
Default Animal care

I have the weirdest dog, she eats rawhides so fast, she pukes them up. She cant .She cant do these 'good for your dog' dental treats, cause they also make her sick. Does the Don Sullivan perfect dog training method work wiki. Land Dog Training .It seems like I'm one of the first folks to reply about the system as a customer, so I'm Don't get me wrong, my dog gets treats, just not as part of training.how the conversation threading works but I guess if there are follow-up questions, I'll try Jobs & Education; Law & Legal Issues; Literature & Language.
animal medicines
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin™ Copyright © 2011 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.