Dear Expert: My wife would like to begin selling her homemade canned salsa...

Asked July 1, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

Dear Expert: My wife would like to begin selling her homemade canned salsa through a local retail store who is interested. What is involved to make sure all things are in order in terms of licensing, etc.? Thanks, A Miller

Tuscarawas County Ohio

3 Responses

I would suggest you contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) at 1-800-282-1955. ODA has regulatory authority over these types of businesses. Here is a fact sheet from ODA that may be useful. http://www.agri.ohio.gov/foodsafety/docs/CottageFoodOperation-factsheet.pdf

Let me know if you have other questions.

Chris Zoller

Thank you, Chris. That's a huge help. That's a wonderful resource.

Thank you. I hope the business venture is successful!


CZ