Welcome to the Institute of Food Science & Engineering Food Processing Assistance website. This website is intended for use by food entrepreneurs and small food processing companies to assist them in available services, workshops and information regarding food processing. It is sponsored by the Institute of Food Science & Engineering at the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
Click on the tabs to the left to find the information you are desire. The Directory of Services shows some of the services we provide to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Workshops and Education section lists upcoming workshops, annual meetings and other educational opportunities. The Food Information Reference Links is a list of internet articles that relate to certain areas of food safety and processing. The Resources section contains many informational links that are useful to entrepreneurs and small businesses such as ingredient and equipment suppliers and where to go for assistance. The Food Related Organizations section contains numerous websites for government and associations. The Food Processing Guide contains a vast amount of information about starting and operating a food company.
NEW - Our pilot plant facility has been approved as a commercial kitchen and is available for use by entrepreneurs and small businesses. Please call or email Mike Davis (479/575-3095; firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss availability.
Please feel free to contact me at the Contact Me tab if you have any questions or comments regarding information or the use of this website.