Starting a business can be a frustrating process. But for those of you brave enough to venture into the food industry, expect to be faced with some unique challenges.

    Who will regulate my product - the FDA, USDA, or state?

    What type of packaging is affordable, attractive, and will preserve the quality of my product?

    Where can I find an ingredient supplier who is willing to work with a company the size of mine?

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    When I'm ready to scale-up my production process, will anything stay the same?

    Why is it so hard to find someone who can help me through this process?

    The USU Extension Food Quality Entrepreneurship Program provides assistance to start-ups and existing food companies of all sizes. Check out our links for additional information.