Selling a Brand Name Product at Farmers Markets/Co-ops
September 28, 2011 6:04 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to help a friend who wants to sell a self-made food product along with another name brand food product at farmers markets, co-ops, etc. What are the legal and /or regulatory questions they need to be ask themselves and where do they go for the answers. Hypothetical scenarios in the extended explanation.
posted by phoenixphoenix to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
#1) Imagine they wanted to add Tabasco to homemade sauerkraut. Do they need to credit Tabasco on the label or list the ingredients of Tabasco along with their ingredients, or can they get by with a generic "hot sauce"? Is there an issue with using Tabasco's name on the ingredients?
#2) Imagine they wanted to sell Tabasco not in, but alongside the sauerkraut in a single sealed package. Are there licensing issues to worry about?
And for the sake of this conversation, while the brand NAME is not crucial to the product, the ingredients of the branded product are.
What other issues should be considered?
I know legal advice ain't free but they're just looking to put together the right questions. Thanks in advance for your help!