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Starting a Food Processing Business
Jean Weese, Tim Roberts, Patti West, Ronald Dawsey
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Pages / Length: 8
Publication Date: 05/10/2007

No matter how irresistible your great grandmother’s chocolate cookie recipe may be, starting a food business is not as easy as it may sound. This publication begins with a list of necessary questions to ask yourself to determine your readiness to start a food business. You will also find suggestions for planning your facilities, obtaining permits, developing a budget and keeping records, and preparing your products, as well as packaging, labeling, and marketing. Includes a list of resources and agencies, such as the Alabama Small Business Development Centers, that can steer you toward applicable federal, state, and local regulations.