Food Laboratory

Food Laboratory

  • 1501 State Street
  • Marshall, MN 56258
  • p 507.537.7440   |   f 507.537.7441

AURI’s food lab is available to those seeking to introduce new foods to the marketplace. It is focused on smaller companies and entrepreneurs who are developing and commercializing new food products.

Capabilities include:

  • food formulation and product development
  • nutrition facts labeling and nutritional analysis
  • regulatory assistance
  • sourcing ingredients and packaging
  • analytical food product testing
  • guidance on shelf-life
  • thermal process and food safety review
  • product stability and scale-up
  • troubleshooting
  • co-packer or commercial kitchen recommendations

Food Laboratory: Related research

Meat Industry Impact Study

Posted on January 1, 2002, in Research

The purpose of this study is to estimate the economic impact of meat/milk processing plants to the state’s economy and community vitality. This study will utilize a regional input-output model (IMPLAN) to estimate the output and employment impacts on all production and support industries.

Food Laboratory: Related news


Continued innovation can help enable a bright future for Minnesota’s food sector

Posted on January 4, 2016, in News

AURI helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality. Our work in the four focus areas (biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food) assists entrepreneurs and growing businesses navigate the demands of entering the marketplace. One industry undergoing a dramatic transformation right now is food production and processing – as consumer preference changes and retailers work to accommodate their needs. As an example, consumers increasingly want a local, sustainable and healthy product.

Sweet success

Posted on January 4, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

A new Minnesota food product is finding its way into stores nationwide thanks to production improvements for Velvet Bees Gourmet Honey Butter. Created by Krista and Steve Aspinwall in 2011, the honey butter will soon be available in 22 states with plans to continue reaching new markets.

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