How can I obtain a food license to sell customer recipe-based dishes?

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how do I get A food license so that customers can send me recipes and pay me based on how the dish looks and tastes?

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Hi, @cbrown218.


Thanks for reaching out and sharing your question with the Shopify Community.


In regard to obtaining a food license, you'll first want to determine the type of food license you need. Depending on the type of food you plan to sell, you may need a different type of food license. You may need to contact your local health department and government entity to find out what type of food license you need and what the requirements are for obtaining it.


In addition to what @Joshua111 has kindly provided, you may also need to pass an inspection to ensure that your food preparation and storage areas meet health and safety standards.


Lastly, I'd like to share a step-by-step food guide that we've provided on our Shopify Blog. It goes through important steps such as researching food laws, finding your niche, sourcing ingredients and determining your food production model. You can also check out The Shopify App Store for a good range of food-centric apps perfect for food vendors. Also, with over 100 payment gateways, your customers can conveniently pay for their food any way they like.


Let us know if you have any questions!

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Is it possible for people To set up a business on Shopify where customers can send recipes and pay  based on how the dish looks and tastes with or without a food license?