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Local Sourcing for Food Manufacturing in Minnesota

    Small to mid-sized food manufacturers represent a growing sector within the food industry, and as such have the potential to provide new market channels for Minnesota’s agricultural producers. With the state’s interest in increasing markets for Minnesota agricultural products, it’s attractive to envision synergy that could elevate both farms and food manufacturers: farms could sell their product to these businesses, thus increasing sales and diversifying their market channels, while manufacturers… Continue Reading Local Sourcing for Food Manufacturing in Minnesota

    Food Product Shelf-Life Guide for Scaling Businesses

      As food businesses scale from local to regional or national distribution, decisions around packaging, formulation and production are inevitable as each affects a product’s shelf life. Addressing a product’s shelf life is a common stumbling block for food businesses. The following guide helps food businesses understand the basics of product shelf life, impacting factors, an introduction to testing and business implications of shelf life decisions. Continue Reading Food Product Shelf-Life Guide for Scaling Businesses

      Halal+Kosher Minnesota Meat Market Assessment

        The markets for halal and kosher meat in Minnesota hold untapped potential for communities throughout the state. On the consumer side, Minnesota is home to thousands of people with an unmet preference for fresh, high quality, and affordable meats processed using halal or kosher methods. On the producer side, many farmers and ranchers across the state are looking for new markets and have an interest in serving these consumers. Each stop along the supply chain requires understanding the requirements for halal and kosher production. Continue Reading Halal+Kosher Minnesota Meat Market Assessment

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