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The Food Venture Center offers assistance in the following areas:

  • Product and Process Safety Evaluation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Process Development Recommendations
  • Shelf-life analysis, Test-production facilities
  • Processing Operations Assistance
  • Referrals to Co-Packers, Labeling Assistance, Suppliers
  • Business Assistance/Referrals
  • Laboratory Assistance/Referrals
  • Microbial, Chemical, and Physical Analysis
  • Certification and Training

Many services are provided free of charge, including but not limited to the following:

  • initial consultation
  • reference lists
  • referrals

Services for which we charge include, but are not limited to:

  • process approval and filing
  • amendments filing
  • laboratory work

For more information on the cost of these services please call us at 315-787-2273. We also provide access to our Pilot Plants, which are certified for commercial food production, to help entrepreneurs do their test batches. The fees for Pilot Plant use vary.