OK, you can have your candy now...

The FDA provided notification that they inspected my shipment sometime yesterday, and my cargo was released back to Maersk for forwarding. I was supposed to get it this afternoon, but delivery has been delayed until tomorrow morning due to delays recovering the cargo.

I suppose it's too generous to call this a “learning experience.” But I know how long it can take to clear a shipment in the event something doesn't go quite as planned... I guess it means I should always keep two weeks of inventory handy. So much for a zero-inventory distribution model...

These days I'm getting interesting phone calls and email messages related to the candy launch, so I think the publicity and advertising is starting to work its magic... I need to be a little more aggressive getting the product into stores though. Fortunately, I'll finally have the product to sell...