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Information on commercial food processing business management, including starting your food business, business planning, insurance, marketing and registering your business. Tips on produce packing, home food processing and shared commercial kitchens.
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Food Entrepreneurs
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Food Entrepreneurs

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability? More
Food for Profit
Food for Profit - Online Courses Online Courses

Food for Profit

9

4 hours, 30 minutes

$279.00
In this online course, small-scale food business entrepreneurs learn how to create a business using marketing, pricing, financing, and risk management tools. More
State and Federal Regulations for Food Processors State and Federal Regulations for Food Processors - Articles

State and Federal Regulations for Food Processors

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Regulations vary from state to state. Here we provide resources from Pennsylvania and Federal sources. Check with your state Department of Agriculture or local Health Department to determine which regulations you need to follow. More
List of Co-packers in Pennsylvania and Beyond List of Co-packers in Pennsylvania and Beyond - Articles

List of Co-packers in Pennsylvania and Beyond

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

A co-packer, or co-manufacturer, is an established food company that processes and packages your product according to your specifications. More
Shared Commercial Kitchens In and Around Pennsylvania
Shared Commercial Kitchens In and Around Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Shared Commercial Kitchens In and Around Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Shared commercial kitchens, sometimes called kitchen incubators, are commercial kitchens where you can prepare and process your new food product. More
Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory
Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Pennsylvania Dairy Plant and Raw Milk Directory

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

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$3.85
This 2014 publication provides a listing of the dairy foods permit holders in Pennsylvania, including dairies holding PDA grade A, non-grade A, manufacturing, aged cheese, and raw milk permits. More
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products - Articles Articles
As of 2018, there were 88 dairy plants producing one or more dairy products in Pennsylvania (USDA NASS). More
Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System
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Penn State Extension Cheese Tracking System

乐动体育注册 Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Cheese Tracking System helps cheesemakers track quality and consistency attributes in order to improve their cheese and troubleshoot problems. More
Planning a Small Meat-Packing Business
Planning a Small Meat-Packing Business - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.00
Find out what's involved in operating a small meat-packing business. More
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields and Losses During Processing
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields and Losses During Processing - Articles Articles
Understanding the factors involved in estimating the amount of beef derived from the live animal will assist cattle producers who directly market their beef. More
Food for Profit: Before You Start
Food for Profit: Before You Start - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Before You Start

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Starting any business is no easy task, and becoming a food entrepreneur is a special challenge. More
Food for Profit: Business Planning
Food for Profit: Business Planning - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Business Planning

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Before starting your new food business, you need a clear vision of how you want your business to operate, such as how it will be managed, marketed, and financed, and how you expect it to perform in the future. More
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing (Limited Food Establishments)
Food for Profit: Home Food Processing (Limited Food Establishments) - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Home Food Processing (Limited Food Establishments)

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Setting up a food-processing business in your home has advantages and disadvantages. This article describes considerations for how to set up your food-processing business. More
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services is responsible for enforcing food regulations and inspecting food establishments. More
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business
Food for Profit: Registering Your Business - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Registering Your Business

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

All businesses need to comply with local, state, and federal registration procedures in order to legally operate. Food-processing businesses are no exception. More
Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs
Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Insurance for Food Entrepreneurs

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Food business owners are held responsible for any harm that comes to employees, visitors who come to your establishment, and consumers who eat your products. More
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing
Food For Profit: Price and Pricing - Articles Articles

Food For Profit: Price and Pricing

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

There is a difference between price and pricing. Each method has own advantages and disadvantages. More
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Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

This worksheet is a supplement to the Food for Profit: Price and Pricing fact sheet. More
Food for Profit: Food Labels
Food for Profit: Food Labels - Articles Articles

Food for Profit: Food Labels

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Food label regulations dictate the type of information that must be on the label and where it can be placed on the package. More
Using it all: Drying Apples
Using it all: Drying Apples - Videos Videos

Using it all: Drying Apples

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Litha Sivanandan

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Adding value, converting produce to shelf stable items, helps farmers recoup production costs. This video shows steps of preparing, producing and packaging to convert fresh apples to dried slices. More
Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product
Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product - Articles Articles

Food For Profit: Marketing Your Food Product

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Winifred W. Mc Gee

Marketing is more than advertising. It is everything you do to promote your business and your food products from the moment you conceive of a product to the point at which customers buy it. More
Food Processing Basics for the Small Business
Food Processing Basics for the Small Business - Workshops Workshops
Learn about food technology concepts for starting new food ventures. More
Penn State Extension Food Safety Plans for Small-Scale Cheesemakers
Penn State Extension Food Safety Plans for Small-Scale Cheesemakers - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
The Penn State Extension Food Safety Plans for Small-Scale Cheesemakers helps cheesemakers conduct risk assessments of their processes and develop a Food Safety System for their facility. More
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Dairy Product Trends - Fluid Milk - Articles Articles
Whole, flavored, lactose-free and organic milk are increasingly desired by consumers as indicated by sales numbers of these milk types. Marketing to millennials with high incomes is one strategy to be considered. More
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