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What are the laws about selling food made in your home?
Okay, since it's usually asked for law purposes, I'm located in Texas.
I like to bake, it's something that I'm pretty good at and doesn't stress me out. I have a friend who works at a call center here in town. He brought in some free food to show appreciation for the people that he works with, and it went over really well.
Him and I got thinking that it might be possible to sell snacks to these people. Their snack machine is expensive for something that isn't that good. $1.50 for a honeybun or whatever. If I made cookies I still think we'd make a profit even if it was 2 or 3 cookies for $1 or $1.50. Or banana banana bread or whatever really.
I am wondering what kind of laws there are about this sort of thing though. Since I'd be making them in my kitchen would I need to get some kind of license or inspection? Would I need to get insurance in case someone freaked out and said I gave them food poisoning?
Lastly, does anyone have any experience with something like this? I don't really consider it a big investment, because to make a couple batches of cookies or cupcakes or banana bread really aren't that expensive. If they don't sell I'm not out of a whole lot of money, it was nice while it lasted and I can give away the leftovers to my friends.