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In an effort to help food entrepreneurs overcome challenges and successfully bring their products to market, AURI now offers a Pricing and Go-to-Market Guide for food Products. This guide can help entrepreneur struggling with the best way to set a price point for their product in a clear, concise and strategic way. This guide covers […]
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, […]
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 […]
Over the past 10-15 years the food industry has seen a push from consumers for products that are more “label friendly” or minimally processed. Often times this means developing products with as few added ingredients as possible. However, one of the biggest challenges to meat processors is the fact that the consumer still desires the […]
The purpose of the “Nutrition Facts” labeling is to help consumers choose more healthful diets, and motivate food companies to improve nutritional value of their products. Nutrition Labeling is mandatory for most foods offered for sale to consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows certain exemptions particularly for small businesses.
The retailers are not required to file a notice with the FDA. Further, under 21 CFR 101.9(j)(18) and 21 CFR 101.36(h)(2), nutrition labeling exemptions for low-volume products apply under certain circumstances. For example, if the person claiming the exemption employs fewer than an average of 100 full-time equivalent employees and fewer than 100,000 units of […]
General consideration of business finance, plant personnel and marketing your product,Types of operations such as processing and slaughtering,Physical plant issues including, availability of utilities, plant layout, equipment, etc.,Energy management issues such as electric power, refrigeration, water, transportation, etc., and Government regulations.