Calling all Butchers, Bakers and Artisanal Foodmakers

For two delicious days in November, local farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food artisans will converge for the FEAST! Festival and Tradeshow. Share your food & story with others, and perhaps even land an account with a wholesaler or buyer serving the region.

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New organic meat processor to open in Viroqua

A new organic meat processor, Driftless Meats and More, is getting ready to open soon. The facility will offer traditional and certified organic slaughter and processing for beef, sheep, goats and swine.

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NOP Instruction on “organic” in company or brand names

NOP Instruction on organic in company or brand names

On August 14, 2014 the National Organic Program (NOP) released an instruction on the use of brand or company names containing the word "organic." Only products bearing the USDA Organic seal may display a brand or company name ...

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Midwest Food Processors Association seeks small businesses as members

On July 8, 2014, the Midwest Food Processors Association (MWFPA) announced that for the first time, they will offer new membership levels designed to attract small food processing businesses with annual sales of $2 million or less...

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Gluten-free label claim must now comply with FDA definition

August 5, 2014 — The FDA has announced that as of today, any packaged foods containing a label claim of "gluten-free" must meet all of the requirements of the FDA's gluten-free labeling final rule, published in August 2013. The FDA has also published a guide to help small businesses comply...

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The Organic Processing Institute is here to help you navigate a path to successful organic processing in the Midwest. We help forge links among organic farmers and processors to ensure sustainable success. Whether you are a current processor or want to become one, we can help you thrive.