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The Arkansas Food Innovation Center (AFIC) is a service center created to assist entrepreneurs with processing of value-added food products. Located in Fayetteville, AR, AFIC is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Institute of Food Science and Engineering. It is the only public, licensed and inspected facility of its type in the state.

The video below provides an overview of the Arkansas Food Innovation Center activities and services:

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Partial support for AFIC is provided by:

Southern Extension Risk Management Education Arkansas Agriculture Department US Department of Agriculture


AFIC Client On National TV

Cat Swenson, owner of Great Ferments, an AFIC client, was featured on the Homesteading 101 episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home television show. Cat shared with viewers the procedures for fermenting pickles in brine.The segment is available online at:

AFIC Clients Win Top Awards

Two AFIC clients recently had products in competition with other products from across the nation and around the world and were honored to be awarded top prizes in these events

The Mad Pepper Company won 1st Place in the Processed Salsa Division of the Scovie awards, a competition recognizing the best fiery foods and barbeque products in the world.

Mundi Sauce won 1st Place in the Hot Sauce - Indian Sauce Division of the 2016 World Hot Sauce, BBQ, and Extreme Foods Awards with their Butternut Bomb Sauce.

Congratulations to both of these Award-winning companies!

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Last Date Modified 01/25/2017

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Food Innovation Center
Institute of Food Science and Engineering
2650 N. Young Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704 • USA
Phone (479) 575-4450 • Fax (479) 575-6936