Home baking business regulations may not be the most exciting part of starting a dog bakery business, but it is important that you understand and follow the government rules.
In fact, researching the regulations for your dog bakery, is one of the very first steps in the process of starting your bakery business.
Home bakery regulations vary from one municipality to another. A good way to get started, is to inquire at the state level, and also at the county or city level (US).
The rules will be somewhat different, if you live in a country other than the U.S. You will just have to see what is required for your area.
Regulations often require you to analyze
the nutritional value of the dog treats that you sell.
Most importantly, you need to make sure that you are in compliance.
Your Bakery Labels
In most countries, you will be required have a bakery label on your packages and to put specific information on the bakery label.
At the very least, you will need to include:
- the name of your company
- your address (a post office box is usually acceptable)
- phone number or way to contact you
- the ingredients in the product
- the nutritional breakdown of the ingredients
Make sure that you are not too relaxed about this area. You can’t wait until the very last minute to address the legal requirements, or you may have to delay the opening of your bakery. There could be unexpected delays in approvals, etc. As in any other business, time is money!
For details on government regulations and what is required, I recommend that you get a copy of Bake a Dog a Bone Start-up Guide. You’ll learn all about how to deal with regulatory agencies like AAFCO, FDA, CVM and DSHEA and lots more…