Greg: Sounds like you have a good grasp of what's going on. Good luck on the finished product.
If I might add a few things--- You will need a U P C Code if you plan to sell your product in most stores today. This will cost you a minimum of $ 750.00 weather you have 1 product or 999. This is how it works---Example ---Your code # 79565 00478---The first 5 numbers identify the product as belonging to you or your business. The last numbers identify what the product is. You choose the last numbers (what ever you want) As you add products, all you do is change the last few numbers.
You can take your recipe to your local Dept of Agriculture who will do the necessary testing (PH, Nutritional ect.) They will list the ingredients and the nutritional the way it should appear on the lable for about $ 50.00
My Bottler will also do this for the same price. I can reccommend 2 good label companies that have Graphic Atrists on board to make your label come alive (good labels very important in marketing your product)
I will be opening a Bottling Company in the next 2 years or so that will take care of all of this process geared especially to those who are just getting started but don't want to have to pay for the Big Bottler prices and 100 + Gallon minimum orders.
Again good luck with your product.
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