Does Your Home Business Involve Food? The “Fat” Regulators May Check On You!
If your home business deals with food, making it to sell to consumers, whether from your home, at food establishments, craft fairs, farmers markets, or on the Internet, you soon may be affected by “calorie sticker” laws. New Yorkers recently experienced calorie “sticker shock” because restaurants and fast food places must post the calories contained in the foods they sell. Other cities are looking into this.
So, if you live in an area where these laws are in effect or will be adopted, you’ll have to consider the calorie count.
- Do you supply baked goods for restaurants and stores? Some home business owners do this.
- Do you sell baked goods online? Some items are condusive for shipping so appeal as a home business.
- Do you serve food to customers from the shop in your home? As long as you meet health regulations in your town and state, sometimes you can do this, along with the other items you sell.
- Do you provide food at craft fairs, farmers markets, and other similar venues?
If you don’t have to post calorie content now, this may be something you’ll be required in the future, as the “fat” police or regulators decide they know better what’s best for people and “help” them make choices.
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