NORTH CHARLESTON — Food entrepreneurs who are puzzled about the rules and regulations for bringing their products to market are encouraged to attend Clemson Extension’s Food2Market Food Safety Workshop 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at the Clemson University Restoration Institute, 1250 Supply St., North Charleston.

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Clemson’s Food2Market Workshop helps food entrepreneurs bring their products to market.
Image Credit: Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture

The program is designed for entrepreneurs who are thinking about, beginning to or already are selling products in the marketplace. Participants will have opportunities to interact with food safety experts throughout the day and are encouraged to bring samples of their products to share at the end of day two during networking.

Topics will include:

  • State and federal regulations of food products
  • What is an approved facility?
  • Food safety planning
  • Product testing
  • Nutrition labeling
  • Food processing 101
  • Food packaging
  • Documents and record-keeping
  • Traceability and recall
  • Resources for business planning

The early bird registration fee is $150 per person.  For workshop details go to: http://bit.ly/2crpKod, or contact Kimberly Baker at 864-359-3386. For online registration: https://shopping.clemson.edu (search for Food2Market).

For special accommodations due to a disability, please notify Clemson Extension 10 days prior to the event.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

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