Get help navigating the food regulation maze
How to work with the Arkansas Food Innovation Center
AFIC Intake Form
Contact the AFIC Manager via the Client Intake Form below to determine if AFIC has the facilities and equipment to process your food product(s).
Schedule a time to create a test batch in AFIC’s kitchen to determine if your product is safe, and create a scale-up batch to determine if your recipe works on a commercial scale.
File your product with the FDA. Information on doing this can be found on the FDA website.
Write a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP), Recall Plan, and an Allergen Plan.
You must buy product liability insurance The Food Liability Insurance Program (FLIP)provides insurance to small food sellers (~$300/yr).
Permission + Review
Obtain a letter from the Food Science Department giving you permission to use AFIC, and review all paperwork with the AFIC manager.
Apply for a food manufacturing permit from ADH. The application must include your SOP, SSOPs, recall plan, allergen plan and label.
Are you ready to work with AFIC?
After reading the steps above, please fill out the form below to see if you qualify.