Introduction to Food Manufacturing for Entrepreneurs

This training is great for:

  • Cottage Foods Entrepreneurs
  • Small Food Manufacturing Business Owners
  • Operations or Quality staff for Commercial Kitchen Operations

Time Commitment:

4-5 hrs

Don't worry, you don't have to do it in one sitting.  Content is broken out into modules. so you can break it up and fit it in whenever you have a bit of time.  It'll also save your spot, and let you pick up wherever you stepped away.


This course will teach you the basics of food manufacturing regulations, new product development, food safety, and scaling up.  You'll cover a lot of ground, including these key areas:

  • Start-Up Resources
  • The Food Industry
  • Regulations
  • Biological Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Physical Hazards
  • Personnel Programs
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Shelf Life
  • Food Preservation
  • Scaling Up
  • Records
  • Packaging
  • Labeling
  • Commercialization

 After you complete this training, you'll be invited to a live webex with the University of Idaho extension experts.  This will give you an opportunity to ask questions specific to your product and process.