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Seminar targets small business food processors
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Entrepreneurs interested in starting a small food processing business can receive helpful information in an upcoming seminar in Mobile, Ala.
Held in conjunction with the Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show Dec. 8-10, the one-day seminar begins at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 9. The conference will take place at the Riverview Plaza Hotel. Participants may pre-register for $50 by Nov. 25 or for $60 after that date, including walk-in registration.
The seminar will help people learn how to start marketing processed foods such as jellies, jams and sauces. Topics to be discussed include product development, food safety regulations, labeling, record-keeping, cost controls, pricing, Web-based marketing and other marketing options.
For more information on the conference or seminar, visit the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Web site at http://www2.netdoor.com/~mfvga and click on the "Farm to Value-Added Sales Program" link or e-mail Bill Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.