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How to start a food business in Arkansas

The Arkansas Food Innovation Center (AFIC) is a certified and inspected facility for food product development and processing for commercial sales. The AFIC is a fee-based service located in Northwest Arkansas and the UA System Division of Agriculture Food Science Department.

The AFIC has developed a number of publications to assist entrepreneurs in understanding the technical, legal and financial aspects of creating a small scale food processing business in Arkansas.

How to Start a Food Processing Business in Arkansas 

Food Preservation and Safety

Acidified Foods

Drying Food Products

Labeling Food Allergens

For business and financial assistance, contact the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center