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FDA – Starting a Food Business

Michigan Department of Agriculture Home Page

MDA - Starting a New Business,1607,7-125-1568_2388---,00.html

MDA Starting a Food or Agriculture Business in Michigan,1607,7-125-1568_2388-53792--,00.html

MDA Licenses and Registration,1607,7-125-1568_2388-11890--,00.html

MDA How to Apply for a Food Service License,1607,7-125-1568_2388-13051--,00.html

MDA International Marketing - Exporting

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

MEDC - Starting a Business in Michigan

U.S. Small Business Administration

Checklist for Starting a Small Business

General Index:

Success Stories

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Thomas Food Industry Register
Listing of processors, Suppliers, Distributors, Transportation Firms, Government
Regulatory Agencies, Trade Shows, etc., updated annually

FASTTRAC Business Development Programs
FastTrac NewVentureTm
FastTrac PlanningTm
Food Industry Sites, Food processors, Restaurants, Supermarkets
A Guide to Economic Development Resources on the World Wide Web
Small Business Resource Web Sites
North American Farmers! Direct Marketing Association
Starting a New Business Information – Canada
Food Standards Agency (UK) – Safer Foods, Better Business

Small Business Association
- Minority Enterprise Development
-Women's Business Ownership


Other Resources

Electronic Gourmet Guide
International Food Information Council
Nutritional Analysis Tool
(Univ. of Ill.)
Food Channel Homepage
Consumer Information Catalogue
- Food & Nutrition
Food Safety
USDA/FDA Food-borne Illness
Education Information Center
Community of Science - US Patents search for
a fee:
Nutrition Content of Vegetables
Food & Nutrition Index of Web links
National Food & Nutrition Information Center
Generic HACCP Forms
Ingredient Substitutions
Food Explorer
(info on food manufacturing, packaging, product
The Food Institute
Publisher the Food Institute Report
Thomas Food Industry Register
(source of ingredients, equipment, services)
NAFEM-North American Association of Food
Equipment Manufactures
Trade Show News Network
Entrepreneur Magazine
Business Week Magazine
Business Resource Center
Idea Cafe
Women's Business Resource Site
American Business Women's Association
ABWE- Assoc. of Black Women Entrepreneurs

Engender Magazine
Network Journal
Black Enterprise Magazine
United Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Business & Professional Organization
Michigan Food & Beverage Association
Military Contracts (this is a private organization)
Value-Added Agricultural Product Market Development Grants
"When and How to Select a Custom Processor"
Food Technology, Sept. 2001

Global Food Marketer - Export news from the
Midwest and Northeast - MIATCO
Michigan - Paul Burke (517) 373-9710
Branded Program

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