Some of the most popular ideas for starting a small business involve food items. Everyone has a favorite recipe in the family. Perhaps it was your grandmother’s secret pound cake or a barbecue sauce that everyone brags about. But when you start selling your food items, there are more requirements for your operation.
It Starts With the Kitchen
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with your state government, has several requirements for enterprises that make food items. Upgrading your kitchen for commercial use will be one of your largest expenses.
Appliances Must Be Commercial Grade
There’s more than one reason you’ll need commercial grade appliances. Household appliances aren’t designed to be used for hours on end. They’re not capable of creating large batches and being broken down for cleaning to the same extent. For example, an industrial mixer will have adequate power to blend ingredients thoroughly, will have …