Resources

  • Animal Diet Claims on Food Labels

    Published on July 18, 2022
    Animal diet claims on food product labels refer to what type of feed an animal eats during it's lifetime, except for milk fed prior to weaning.

  • Non-Dairy Beverage Label Claims

    Published on July 15, 2022
    Non-dairy milk alternatives or substitutes do not currently have a defined standard of identity and do not meet the standards for milk.

  • Sugar Label Claims

    Published on July 15, 2022
    Sugar is found in many products, either naturally occurring or added.

  • Grain Label Claims

    Published on July 15, 2022
    Whole grains must include the entire grain seed - bran, germ, and endosperm. When whole grains are cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked, they still contain naturally occurring nutrients found in the original intact grain.

  • Local Sourcing: It is Easier Than You Think

    Published on July 1, 2022
    Learn strategies to source more locally produced foods in your business.

  • Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH in Michigan

    Published on June 27, 2022
    Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH (SPF), which is part of the USDA Farm Bill, is a program aimed at older adults, helping them incorporate more fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet.

  • Producing a Value-Added Product on the Farm Series

    Published on June 24, 2022
    These info sheets overview how farms with greater than or less than 3,000 laying hens can produce shell eggs as a value-added product.

  • Farm to School Video Series from Michigan Department of Education

    Published on June 1, 2022
    This series from the Michigan Department of Education showcases what farm to school looks like in action and why it matters.

  • Farm to Institution Food Safety Basics

    Published on April 20, 2022
    Institutional buyers have a variety of options to verify their produce suppliers’ food safety practices. This resource includes videos, case studies, and links to additional information to learn about on-farm produce safety practices.

  • Navigating Farm Produce Safety Programs

    Published on April 20, 2022
    As a food service buyer, you rely on your suppliers to provide safe high quality food. Farms have various options for demonstrating their safe produce production and handling practices.