We are just starting out with a hot sauce we have developed. Many retailers require a barcode in order to stock our product. Is this an industry standard requirement, or is it ok to start out without a barcode?
A: Hello Dtrain:
Generally speaking, you only need a bar code if your sauce will be sold in supermarkets, where the label will be scanned. Barcodes are expensive to obtain–for more information, go to http://www.uc-council.org/ This is a decision that only you can make, because the answer depends on where you eventually want to sell your sauce.–Dave