In order to start and run a commercial food business, it is imperative to review regulations, safety, labeling, processing and marketing features. UF/IFAS has a series of publications on helping to run a successful food related business.
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Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license ... READ MORE
With growing interest in fresh local food, more people are starting their own small-scale food business, and the number of small food businesses in Florida is expected to continuously increase. To run a successful business in a competitive ... READ MORE
Have you thought about starting your own food business, but you weren’t sure how to start? Do you like making jams and jellies, or do you have a recipe for baking breads that you know others would love? Do you make special pastries that ... READ MORE
Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than 20 years, they didn’t know how to start ... READ MORE
The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the University of Florida has assembled a manual to assist food businesses, in all stages in the food chain to conduct rapid and effective product recalls. Link to the Food Recall Manual EDIS ... READ MORE
IF COOKING IS WHAT YOU LOVE, WHY NOT DO WHAT YOU LOVE? With growing interest in fresh local food, more people are starting their own small-scale food business, and the number of small food businesses in Florida is expected to continuously increase. ... READ MORE