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Question – What permits or licenses do I need to start a prepackaged Jerky business from my home in Georgia? I will be selling to Retail stores and online. I will have 1 employee and all products would not have to be refrigerated.
Our Response – A few things you will want to start with include:
- Georgia Department of Agriculture – http://agr.georgia.gov/manufactured-foods.aspx, http://agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_marketing/The-Farmers-Market-Guide.pdf
- County health permit
Department of Revenue (Georgia sales tax license) – https://startingyourbusiness.com/georgia/ (Step 5)
- Local business licensing
- Hiring employees (EIN, New Hire Reporting Center, I9, W-4, G4, Workers compensation insurance) Step 8: https://startingyourbusiness.com/georgia/