06-02-2011, 09:41 PM
What kind of regulations would one face when making a beverage for commercial production? Do you have to do so in a commercial kitchen or approved warehouse space? I you have any info, leads or might know someone with this information please let me know. I have been trying to find this information for some time and have been unsuccessful in my attempts. Thanks!
06-03-2011, 02:02 AM
Looks like the FDA has inspectors, here is a blank inspection form:
And, a chapter from their inspection manual:
SUBCHAPTER 5.4 - FOOD (http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/IOM/ucm122532.htm)
My advice? Turn to the professionals. Even though this message board is on a professional website, it's mostly beverage enthusiasts and street level beverage employees that post here.
This company provides all sorts of consulting, from procuring ingredients to hiring copackers:
Production Services International | Turnkey Beverage Production, Consulting, Packing Management and Materials Procurement (http://www.productionintl.com/home/)