The retailers are not required to file a notice with the FDA. Further, under 21 CFR 101.9(j)(18) and 21 CFR 101.36(h)(2), nutrition labeling exemptions for low-volume products apply under certain circumstances. For example, if the person claiming the exemption employs fewer than an average of 100 full-time equivalent employees and fewer than 100,000 units of that product are sold in the United States in a preceding 12-month period the product would be eligible for a labeling exemption for any 12-month period. For these exemptions, a notice must be filed annually with FDA.
General consideration of business finance, plant personnel and marketing your product,Types of operations such as processing and slaughtering,Physical plant issues including, availability of utilities, plant layout, equipment, etc.,Energy management issues such as electric power, refrigeration, water, transportation, etc., and Government regulations.
There is growing interest among consumers in knowing the origins of the food they eat. This is also creating opportunities for producers. A market study sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Farmers Union examines what opportunities exist. File Attached: Local_foods_market_report.pdf