Earlier this month EarthClean, a past Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) client and Ag Innovator of the Year recipient, announced that the U.S. Forest Service certified its TetraKO XL-P, the first ready biodegradable product, for use on wildland firefighting operations. The product, made in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a cornstarch based water enhancer that is now part of the Forest Service's Qualified Products List (QPL).
Numerous surveys show that when given the choice, consumers would rather purchase products made from renewable, biobased ingredients than those from non-renewable products like petroleum. AURI collaborates with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help give consumers access to information on biobased products while helping Minnesota businesses take advantage of market opportunities.
If you want to meet up with AURI this fall and learn about its mission, or how it can help Minnesota entrepreneurs, agricultural processors and agribusinesses, keep an eye open for AURI staff at the following events:
HACCP Sanitation and Auditing Workshop Topics Include:
Impact of Food Safety on the Industry
Introduction to Food Microbiology
Pre-Requisite Sanitation Programs: GMPs and SSOPs
The 7 Principles of HACCP
Chemical, Biological and Physical Hazards
The Development and Implementation of a HACCP Plan
Labeling and Allergens
Minnesota State Inspection Program
Food Defense Plans
Additional Resources for Meat and Food Processors
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