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AURI & Philia Foods


AURI and Philia Foods

Idea to reality:

Mike Rakes took a family recipe from an entrepreneurship project to a commercial reality.

AURI’s role:

Food scientist Donna O’Connor provided nutrition facts labeling, product stability review, technical consulting and a list of copackers for the feta-based products.


Philia Foods feta spreads are now in more than 70 Minnesota outlets, creating another market for locally-produced cheese. More information can be found at

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