Inventing New Products/Inventions/FDA


Marty I will be packaging a specialty sauce and looking to put it on the shelf for consumers local first then hopefully with good marketing nationwide. My question for this product do I have to register it with the FDA right away before I sell one bottle, or does it go by the volume of product sold?

Hi Jerry,

It's right away.  The FDA approves the safety of food products before they are put out on the market.  Unless you DON'T get FDA approval.  There are many products out there that say on the label that "This Product is NOT FDA approved."  You can imagine that it would turn off a large section of your target market if they saw that on the label. It's up to you if you want to risk it.  I would suggest that you look into getting FDA approval to mitigate your risk and possibility for lawsuits.

Best of luck Jerry!


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Commercialization of an idea is truly an art form and I'm really good at letting people borrow my paintbrush. Although, it's important to note that you are your own artist, I can't paint what you see in your mind, only you can do that. But I can help. I can answer questions about honing your idea and helping it to become more real in your mind, your research, and within your speaking. I can answer questions about market research, validation, and where to go to make your first contact. My expertise is in answering the large questions that you have into more manageable pieces. I can also assist you in finding the source of the data that you can use to prove and pitch your idea if that's the path that you're on.


In my opinion, the current way to invent is inherently flawed. Regular people like us normally get “eaten up” by the proverbial sharks in the water. (corporations, invention submission companies, lawyers, etc)

We can not stand for this any longer; you feel this too, yes?


I have helped people think and re-think their ideas for years. Nobel Prize Winner Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi once said that "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what no one has thought." I agree with this truth with all of my heart. Now let's talk about your question, your passion, and how I can help your idea gain momentum if it is ready. If your idea is not ready for the market yet, I'll help you determine how you can get ready.

Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Communication from the University of Northern Iowa Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin

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