I am Rohan Srinivas from Salt Lake City, originally from India. I wanted to get in touch with an REI employee or representative on a business collaboration for a bagpacking food product. The product is made in India and some Indian Food Items are perfect as bagpacking food (after a long hike, after bagging a peak or just in general bagpacking). I also had questions on the many regulations that are needed to be met before the product is accepted in USA and we can reach that quality standard. 

You can contact me at 

Email: <e-mail removed by moderator>


Thank you, 

Yours Sincerely, 

Rohan Srinivas




Hi Rohan - Thanks for reaching out and sharing this idea with us!

Depending on what type of foods you are considering making, there are various regulations that will need to be met in order to sell your products publicly in the US. We recommend starting your research with the current policies of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

For information on these processes, we recommend looking through those agencies' websites and contacting them directly with your questions for next steps.

You will also see that we have removed your e-mail from your original post to protect your privacy.

Hopefully this helps!

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