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Reading Roundup: August 20th, 2019

This week in food industry news: A brand-new Chobani facility in Idaho, cottage food evades New Jersey, and switching to compostable packaging.

Reading Roundup: August 20th, 2019

All decisions have ripple effects. Whether they're policy decisions that affect aspiring cottage food makers, expansion plans that change the makeup of towns, or packaging choices, our decisions can have long-ranging effects. Makers have the opportunity to affect positive or negative change when they make decisions. Their products and brands can touch millions. This week's news stories are examples of choices and the people affected by them.

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Ponder: Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey (New York Times)

Cottage food laws have been expanding in the past few years, but not in New Jersey. Jersey-based bakers and food producers are still disallowed from selling their wares, but they've recruited legal and policy resources to help fight for their cause. Home-based food production can be controversial, as there are food safety issues, but for many makers a commercial kitchen is out of financial reach. Here's what New Jersey makers are doing about it.

Watch: Chobani debuts 'Innovation and Community' facility in Twin Falls (KIVI Boise)

A food brand can make a big difference in a small town. Chobani recently launched their newest Innovation Facility in their Idaho production plant, leading to economic opportunity and job growth. With Chobani launching more new SKUs this past winter than ever before, this Twin Falls-based R&D facility is growing in importance.

Read: Transitioning to Compostable Packaging: 5 Lessons Learned from the First 6 Months (Sun & Swell)

Kate Flynn, CEO of snack brand Sun & Swell, wrote this great blog post on transitioning into compostable packaging. Making the switch is not for the faint of heart, as evidenced by the lessons that Flynn has learned along the way. If you're also thinking about reducing your brand's footprint, make sure you read this first!

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All decisions have ripple effects. Whether they're policy decisions that affect aspiring cottage food makers, expansion plans that change the makeup of towns, or packaging choices, our decisions can have long-ranging effects. Makers have the opportunity to affect positive or negative change when they make decisions. Their products and brands can touch millions. This week's news stories are examples of choices and the people affected by them.

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Here's a rundown:

Ponder: Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey (New York Times)

Cottage food laws have been expanding in the past few years, but not in New Jersey. Jersey-based bakers and food producers are still disallowed from selling their wares, but they've recruited legal and policy resources to help fight for their cause. Home-based food production can be controversial, as there are food safety issues, but for many makers a commercial kitchen is out of financial reach. Here's what New Jersey makers are doing about it.

Watch: Chobani debuts 'Innovation and Community' facility in Twin Falls (KIVI Boise)

A food brand can make a big difference in a small town. Chobani recently launched their newest Innovation Facility in their Idaho production plant, leading to economic opportunity and job growth. With Chobani launching more new SKUs this past winter than ever before, this Twin Falls-based R&D facility is growing in importance.

Read: Transitioning to Compostable Packaging: 5 Lessons Learned from the First 6 Months (Sun & Swell)

Kate Flynn, CEO of snack brand Sun & Swell, wrote this great blog post on transitioning into compostable packaging. Making the switch is not for the faint of heart, as evidenced by the lessons that Flynn has learned along the way. If you're also thinking about reducing your brand's footprint, make sure you read this first!

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All decisions have ripple effects. Whether they're policy decisions that affect aspiring cottage food makers, expansion plans that change the makeup of towns, or packaging choices, our decisions can have long-ranging effects. Makers have the opportunity to affect positive or negative change when they make decisions. Their products and brands can touch millions. This week's news stories are examples of choices and the people affected by them.

Want to share some news? You can always let us know.

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Here's a rundown:

Ponder: Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey (New York Times)

Cottage food laws have been expanding in the past few years, but not in New Jersey. Jersey-based bakers and food producers are still disallowed from selling their wares, but they've recruited legal and policy resources to help fight for their cause. Home-based food production can be controversial, as there are food safety issues, but for many makers a commercial kitchen is out of financial reach. Here's what New Jersey makers are doing about it.

Watch: Chobani debuts 'Innovation and Community' facility in Twin Falls (KIVI Boise)

A food brand can make a big difference in a small town. Chobani recently launched their newest Innovation Facility in their Idaho production plant, leading to economic opportunity and job growth. With Chobani launching more new SKUs this past winter than ever before, this Twin Falls-based R&D facility is growing in importance.

Read: Transitioning to Compostable Packaging: 5 Lessons Learned from the First 6 Months (Sun & Swell)

Kate Flynn, CEO of snack brand Sun & Swell, wrote this great blog post on transitioning into compostable packaging. Making the switch is not for the faint of heart, as evidenced by the lessons that Flynn has learned along the way. If you're also thinking about reducing your brand's footprint, make sure you read this first!

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