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Today’s consumers are health-conscious and busy, demanding convenient and wholesome foods, and food safety is more important to consumers than ever. This critical, ever-evolving industry presents a significant opportunity for many businesses.

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Featured Food success stories

Kay’s Naturals/Kay’s Processing

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Create healthy snack foods that meet the nutrition needs of diabetics, those trying to lose weight and a general population that needs healthier food. AURI’s role: AURI scientists provided the business with product development and nutritional labeling assistance. Outcome: Today, Kay’s Naturals and Kay’s Processing do annual sales in the seven-figure range, […]

Fergus Foods/Nots snacks

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Create a non-nut snack that appeals to those with nut allergies and build an allergen-free kitchen for the production of these and other foods. AURI’s role: AURI assisted in product and process development, trouble-shooting, shelf-life guidance, nutritional labeling, test market research and scale-up. In addition, AURI provided cost-share assistance for UPC labeling […]

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Research about Food

Clean Label Guide

Posted on January 4, 2017, in Tools

AURI has produced a free Clean Label Guide that provides important information to help small- and medium-sized Minnesota food producers make the transition to product ingredients that make for a “clean label.” These are ingredients consumers perceive to be healthier or more natural alternatives to traditional ingredients like additives, preservatives, emulsifiers and sweeteners. For example, […]

Economic Contribution of the Agbioscience Industry in Greater Minnesota

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Research

>Read the full report “Economic Contribution of Agbioscience in Greater Minnesota” (PDF download) Agbiosicence presents the unique opportunity to bridge the future of rural and urban Minnesota. A new research report just released shows that in one year alone the industry supported $23.4 billion in economic impact in Greater Minnesota and $12.5 billion in the […]

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Tools relating to Food

Clean Label Guide

Posted on January 4, 2017, in Tools

AURI has produced a free Clean Label Guide that provides important information to help small- and medium-sized Minnesota food producers make the transition to product ingredients that make for a “clean label.” These are ingredients consumers perceive to be healthier or more natural alternatives to traditional ingredients like additives, preservatives, emulsifiers and sweeteners. For example, […]

Food Safety Resources

Posted on November 3, 2016, in Tools

The topic of safety in the production process is of the utmost importance to any entrepreneur or business that is developing food for commercial sales. Foodborne illnesses are a preventable, underreported public health problem, which place a burden on consumers while negatively affecting a company’s sales and brand. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) offers […]

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News about Food

Minnesota: An Unparalleled Ecosystem of Innovation

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

The state of Minnesota has a long and storied history when it comes to food innovation. From developing the first truly winter hardy grape for wines that ushered in the state’s first vineyards, to the first commercial freight-cooling system, which allowed food delivery routes to increase exponentially, Minnesota is no stranger to finding food and […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with board member, Ron Obermoller.

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

This edition of the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI’s Board Chair, Ron Obermoller. Ron is a dedicated leader for the organization and brings a wealth of agricultural knowledge to the board, thanks to his many years as a farmer and leader in other commodity groups. As you will see, his insight into value-added […]

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