Welcome to Floyd's Small Food Startup InfoBot.
Starting a Small Food Business in Floyd County, Virginia?

Great! We want to help you get started. This online tool is designed to help small food business owners and managers understand laws and regulations that may apply to their unique business model. If you plan to own and/or operate a small-scale food manufacturing, processing, value-added, or retailing operation in Floyd County, Virginia, this questionnaire is for you.

This online guide can be used as a basic decision-making tool as you are considering starting and/or expanding your small food processor business. However, before investing a single dollar, it is a good idea to always double-check that you understand legal compliance issues with an experienced professional who can thoroughly review your unique situation. You may want to contact city or county agencies, who stand ready to help (see the resource section), or a lawyer. The consequences of misunderstanding legal compliance issues can be devastating for you and your business.

Additionally, food safety concerns are real. After all of your hard work to produce good quality food for the public, the last thing you want to do is inadvertently cause a food-borne illness. Our laws and regulations are designed to help you ensure that does not happen.

PLEASE NOTE: This guide is meant for informational purposes only, and is not meant to substitute legal counsel. This guide does not establish a lawyer-client relationship. Please consult a lawyer for specific legal guidance. Please follow the links and references in this guide to confirm that the information in this guide pertains to your unique situation.

This InfoBot is a project of the Floyd County Economic Development Authority. For more information regarding this online tool, please contact Lydeana Martin, (540) 745-9300, or info@yesfloydva.org. Much of this information in InfoBot was sourced form the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences' Handbook for Small Food Manufacturers:
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