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Creating a successful food business takes more than just good recipes.  In addition to making a great product, you also have to build a strong brand, engage with your customers, and grow sales.   Learn more about the different components of small food business ownership.

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August 6, 2014

New Gluten Free Labeling Now In Effect

A little over a year ago the FDA posted guidelines around what could and couldn’t be called gluten-free in order to provide guidance to those suffering with celiac disease about what is safe for them to eat.  That rule officially took effect yesterday and now packaged food producers who are FDA-regulated must meet the stated…

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April 28, 2014

Proposed Changes To US Nutrition Labels

As you may have heard, the FDA released a proposal in March suggesting changes to the design of nutrition labels found on food products in the US.  Since the talk of changes of any kind tend to make people nervous, let’s spend a moment addresses some of the main questions food entrepreneurs have about these…

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February 6, 2014

Affordable Nutrition Facts Labels For Food Entrepreneurs

Small Food Business is proud to now be able to offer affordable custom nutrition facts labels for artisan food producers.  This important packaging component is a critical step in taking your business to the next level.  It’s not just stores that look for nutrition labels, consumers rely on them when making buying decisions.

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August 5, 2013

FDA Provides Guidelines Around Gluten-Free Labeling

It’s taken 9 years, but on Friday the FDA finally outlined what foods can and what foods can’t be called gluten-free.  According to these new rules, which go into effect a year from now, products that are labeled as gluten-free, no gluten, without gluten, and free of gluten must have no more than 20 ppm…

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