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Old 09-09-2006, 03:42 AM   #51
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thanks for that that. will have my girl do some serious research as will I
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:55 AM   #52
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(.......) trusted veteran vendors there are personal friends. I can give them discounts on spaces and priviledges to set up huge displays of my sauces. (.....).
Its great you are going to do more research. I really hope that this works for you.

It would be a great shame to implicate the vendors who are your friends if someone should decide to take action against you if you proceeded without the licences and insurances you need. It might be a 100-1 chance as you say, but then your guilt would probably be even greater.

I wish you the best of luck in your endevour, and like everyone else, am saying this only as contructive critisism.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:33 AM   #53
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Keep in mind that you don't have to make someone sick with your sauce to get into trouble. If you are not incompliance with the law in regards to food prep and distribution, you'll get slammed by one or more governmental agencies. That can include hefty fines and more.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:38 AM   #54
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i dont have to get insurance and permission from the law to give you guys some samples do i?
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:13 AM   #55
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Gifts are a different story!

Just cant produce and sell legally :)
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:14 PM   #56
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The bottom line MLB, as far as I am concerned, is that it is great that you are this enthusiastic about this venture. You think your sauce can stack up against the best and I bet you will find others who agree with you. Like you said (I think it was you), taste is subjective. Some people will think your sauce is the greatest thing ever and others will think it is not good enough for the trash can. Forget that second group of people. They do not matter to you.

What I think people are trying to say here though is be smart about how you go about things. Take it from the people who have been there and done it. FOLLOW THE LAWS. You are not a stupid person. You have shown your intelligence here many times. USE IT. Be smart. Do not cut corners or try to get around the law. The outcome will not be good. It would be one thing if you were a single guy with no family, but you will have a wife and baby to think of. Do the right thing and if your sauce is as good as you say and you work hard then it will pay off.

best of luck with this man. I am really pulling for you. I would love to see your sauce on the shelves!!!
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:19 PM   #57
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i dont have to get insurance and permission from the law to give you guys some samples do i?
Not likely. It's like my grandmother that used to make Beach Plum Jelly every year after picking the beach plums by our cottage on Cape Cod. She made a bunch for all the family and sometimes friends. Now, you're a bit more on a larger scale, since there are more poeple here then in my family,but the concept is the same.

If you plan on having the stuff on the shelves at a grocer, then you gotta play by all the rules.

Frankly, I'd love to sample your sauce, and if I like it, might even be willing to "purchase" some.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:52 PM   #58
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MLB,

I want to echo what several others have said -- I really would like to see you succeed in this venture, especially in light of your new responsibilities.

But to succeed, you have to play within the rules. You might get away with bending a few for awhile, but not for long, and you MUST CYA -- silly lawsuits and government action have destroyed uncountable business ventures. Do it right to make it work.

A couple of things you may want to consider:

1. I think the suggestion that you enter your sauce in contests is a winner. Having a "Gold Medal Winner" sticker on your bottles would make your sauce stand out from the 100s of others on the shelf, and that's important. The "best" product isn't necessarily the one that sells the most.

2. You may need to get someone to manufacture it for you -- most specialty food companies do that. The manufacturing facilities meet all the federal and state requirements, and that covers you. Plus they can make it in huge quantities, according to your recipe and subject to your approval. Yeah, it would cost more, but it would allow you to make tens of thousands of units, and it's better than you doing the grunt labor at $5 per hour.

I'm eager to taste this magic elixir!
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #59
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If we're not too late, we'd love to try a taste.

We wish you wonderful success in your venture.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:07 PM   #60
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Count me in on the tasting... I will consider anything hot and spicy and I love spice in cooking. I applaude your endeavor and look forward to hearing about your progress!!!
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