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The Ins and Outs of Label Requirements for Food Product Distribution and Sales

In the United States, food manufacturers are responsible for the proper labeling of their products. The labels must meet all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other legal requirements, including nutrition information. The labels cannot be misleading or deceptive. Proper labeling, including nutrition and allergen information, is required for most packaged or prepared foods.

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Topics: Small Business, Food

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Kembers

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 23, 2017

Kembers Gluten-Free is a local small business that makes gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy free baking mixes and spices. Marilyn Roseburrough used the help of PCC's Get Your Recipe to Market program to make her business a success. For a complete list of where Kembers products are sold and to buy online click here.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Pinkletons Curious Caramel Corn

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 18, 2017
Jonathan Poe, creator of Pinkletons Curious Caramel Corn talks about how his product came about and his journey working with the SBDC's Getting Your Recipe to Market program. His product is sold in various cafes and markets around portland. For a complete list of where to find this delicious treat, click here.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

6 Decisions Every New Restaurant Owner Has to Make, and How to Make

It goes without saying that opening a restaurant is a huge commitment. This is especially true for those who have never opened a restaurant before, and are putting all their chips on the table to fulfill a lifelong dream or passion.

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, Starting a Business, Food

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Sapori Di Casa

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 13, 2017
Jennifer Tagliaferri and Duccio Tagliaferri graduated from Getting Your Recipe to Market in Fall of 2015. Their product is Sapori Di Casa, Italian pasta sauces. Their sauces are currently sold in all New Seasons and Green Zebra super markets.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

Meet your Instructor: Corey Schreiber

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 21, 2016

Corey Schreiber is a guest instructor in the new SBDC program - Restaurant Business Builders. He will be guest speaking in two sessions: "Your Concept & the Money to Do It" and "Stocking Your Restaurant." Corey's life-long experience in the restaurant industry brings a valuable level of expertise to the program.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Starting a Business, Food

Business Profile: Kerfluffle

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on September 29, 2016


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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Food

5 Costly Mistakes New Food Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Jill Beaman on August 24, 2016

You have a recipe that everyone loves. Friends and family have told you over and over how great your food is, that you could make a killing selling it. Maybe you’ve even dreamed up the perfect name for your barbecue sauce or cookie dough. You can see the product design in your head. You are ready to make the dream a reality.

Hold on just one second before you spend that money on printing labels and buying equipment. You could be making one of many costly mistakes made by first-time food entrepreneurs... These mistakes can set the production of your product back months, or even years.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

Business Q&A: Kerfluffle

Posted by CLIMB Center on August 01, 2016

 Katie is owner and creator of Kerfluffle, a peanut butter swirled with marshmellow fluff. She used SBDC's Getting Your Recipe to Market program to bring her yummy fluff to households around the area.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Food

Business Q&A: Brazi Bites

Posted by CLIMB Center on August 01, 2016
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Food

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