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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Workshop for Starting an NC Food Business Coming Soon

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – If you’re looking to start a food business in North Carolina, then this workshop, “Starting a NC Food Business” is for you! The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering this free workshop, which is designed for entrepreneurs interested in starting a food business, on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. 

The workshop will be offered at the Iredell County Center, located at 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC. Local and state partners from NC Cooperative Extension, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and NC Environmental Health will discuss food processing and regulations related to selling food products. 

Participants will learn regulatory aspects of catering, food trucks, and selling at farmers markets. Information about home food processing, kitchen inspections, acidified foods, and value-added foods (such as jams, salsa, pickles, dog treats, etc.) will also be presented.

“Know-how related to food processing and regulations are essential to starting a food business in North Carolina,” said Linda J. Minges, Family & Consumer Science Agent. “This workshop offers a variety of Extension experts and resources to help individuals plan for starting a food business.”

There is no cost to participants, but online registration is required by Thursday, February 22, 2024. For more information, email Linda J. Minges, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, or call 704-922-2127. Any persons needing accommodations, should contact Minges by the registration deadline.


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