Report to the People 2017

The Food2Market program had a great year in 2017. We interacted with tons of new and experienced Food Entrepreneurs at our Food2Market workshop in January, and starting working on our first ever online Food2Market workshop that will be available in early 2018.

2017 by the numbers:

  • 1 Workshop - 23 participants
  • 257 Product Tests (Aw, pH, Gluten, and Nutrition Facts Panels)
  • 409 Contacts from Food Entrepreneurs over phone and email
  • 120 Process Control Letters were issued


We conducted a survey at the end of 2017 to see how we were performing according to those that we have been in contact with in the past year. To summarize the results, many people found our email and phone consultation helpful, and there is a growing interest for us to offer an online Food2Market workshop. We were also happy to see from the survey that around 80% of the survey responders either have a food product on the market or they are close to getting a product on the market. 

We look forward to answering your questions and fulfilling your product testing needs in 2018!