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The Hot Pepper Awards 2014 NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES

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#41 Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:51 PM

Is a facebook store is ok? This is my store, did it fit the rule? https://www.facebook...149696141763776


Is it commercially produced and legal for sale? Are you a licensed canner or working under the umbrella of one in a commercial kitchen? Is it legal to sell in the United States? Do you have FDA for a shelf-stable acidified product? 

If the answer is "no" to any of those, don't send in sauce. And stop selling on FB. lol 

(I'm not THP - just a passer-by  who's familiar with the rules) 

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

2. No amateur entries. All entries must be commercially made (commercial kitchen, co-packer, mass-production) or you must be in accordance with your local requirements for production, with labels and tamper-free packaging (preferred), and be available for sale somewhere on the Internet*, even if it's only your own website. If amateur entries or entries that appear unsafe for consumption are received they will be discarded and no refund will be given, so do not try to bend this rule.


Rule #2 spells it out pretty clear.  Entrants must be licensed food processors.  What that license is varies depending on the product and is also on location and the producer's area of distribution.  I think the deadline is up, but if the product is not commercially prepared, it's not eligible.  Just having something for sale on the internet does not qualify as commercially prepared.  Commercial processors also have insurance, process authority review of their products to insure the product is made safely...  There's more to it than just having a website....




edit- for clarification-

Edited by salsalady, 23 November 2014 - 08:53 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:27 AM

Im legal in Canada, Im MAPAQ approved, my product are commercially made and I have all the license needed here in Canada, I hope its ok for USA too, if not I will lost the money I paid for the entry I guess.

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