From: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Join Joell Eifert, educational extension specialist and speaker, and Melissa Wright, director of the Food Producers Technical Assistance Network, on September 14 for a virtual event that shows how to start your own food business.
The Food Producer Technical Assistance Network supports the food entrepreneur with help with starting a food business, nutrition label content, food safety analysis and relevant food regulations. The program’s goal is to help Virginia’s food processing industry produce high-quality, safe, and innovative food products.
Over the past five years, the program has helped approximately 650 individuals and businesses by analyzing more than 1,700 food products.
As a member of Virginia Cooperative Extension network in the Department of Food Science and Technology under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesthe program provides affordable and valuable assistance to help entrepreneurs and food businesses market their food products made in Virginia and beyond.
In addition to the services provided by our program, the Department of Food Science and Technology has extension specialists whose areas of expertise include product safety, enology – the study of wine – aquaculture, fruit of sea, the training of food handlers, etc.