Food Business & Regulation
Starting or growing food business in Michigan is an increasingly popular entrepreneurial activity. Going from concept to reality is possible by matching your vision with the educational resources and technical assistance available through Michigan State University Extension. Whether you are a specialty food business or agri-business industry leader, MSUE offers business counseling, technical assistance and specialized services customized to your business. Resources include assistance with business planning and information regarding both Michigan and federal food business regulations, including those who produce food under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. Specialized services available through clients of the MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio include recipe commercialization, packaging and labeling assistance and other services for product development and product launch.
February 24, 2015 | Kendra Wills | The Michigan Farmers Market Association has a guide to walk your community through a comprehensive assessment.
February 24, 2015 | Dan O'Keefe | Although Asian carp filets are too bony for most U.S. consumers, boneless minced carp can be used as healthy stand-in for ground beef in some recipes. A recent University of Missouri blind taste test found that Asian carp rated higher than catfish.
February 12, 2015 | Frank Gublo | Personnel should be clothed in a way that enhances food safety in the food manufacturing environment.
February 11, 2015 | Frank Gublo | Adopting an adequate hand washing technique is essential in creating safe food products.
February 10, 2015 | Lisa Treiber | We see food recalls in the news, but do we follow through to check if we have those items?
February 6, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | Michigan produces fish for the consumer from both aquaculture and the Great Lakes commercial fishery.
February 6, 2015 | Kay Cummings | Most smartphone users think technology has improved how well they eat.
February 6, 2015 | Kay Cummings | Consider these traits for success, and whether you might build a team.
February 6, 2015 | Kendra Wills | Several exciting local food projects are in under development in this lakeshore community.
February 6, 2015 | James DeDecker | Growers may benefit from industrial hemp, a traditional multi-use crop.
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Date: Feb 26, 2015
Location: 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036
Date: Feb 28, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Date: Mar 9, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
Location: Michigan State University, Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm), 4450 Beaumont Rd. East Lansing, MI 48825
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Agricultural Literacy
- Aquaculture Development
- Cottage Food Law
- Good Agricultural Practices
- Making It in Michigan
- Meat Processing Variance Training
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- MSU Product Center – Food, Ag, Bio
- Seafood HACCP & Value-Added Fisheries
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity