The Fine Foods Group (FFG) is a professional networking organization for natural, specialty and artisan food entrepreneurs based in Southern California.
Its focus is on creating a productive networking and acceleration environment in which its 690+ member companies can share best practices and contacts in the industry and benefit from other members’ insights on issues facing their businesses.
In addition to this site, the group has in-person meetings and educational sessions every month. Frequently, industry professionals are invited to speak to the group.
To apply for free membership, click on the "Sign Up" link above. All membership requests are considered. However, only legitimate food industry professionals are accepted.
Does anyone have any name of companies or individuals who are seasoned beverage brokers? My facility is located in the San Diego Area. My product is Anne's Kombucha Tea.I get a number of young people eager to broker for me but unfortunately they…Continue
Started by Anne M. Smith in Brokerage & Sales 5 hours ago.
Hi,Can anyone recommend a wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Puree Company? I'm looking to purchase large quantities in bulk. Thanks for all of the help.All the best,David CzinnContinue
I am looking around for a co-packer who is Organic, Kosher, Gluten-free and can do dry and wet products, like sugar, flour, and syrup. Any recommendations?Continue
In 2009, the Peanut Corp. of America was driven into bankruptcy after it shipped salmonella contaminated peanut paste for use in foods such as crackers, cookie dough, granola bars, etc. More than 200 manufacturers were affected by the recall, more than 700 people reportedly got sick and at least nine died.
Now, the Department of Justice has indicted four senior company officials in a 76 count criminal indictment for knowingly shipping adulterated product, forging test…Continue
Posted by Matthew I. Kaplan on February 22, 2013 at 2:31pm
The story about the salmonella contaminated organic peanut butter sold by Sunland, Inc. at Trader Joe's is an old one, with the peanut butter having sickened more than forty people in 2010.
But today, there was interesting news about this case as the United States Food and Drug Administration, for the first time, exercised new powers granted under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and suspended Sunland's operations by revoking its registration. While the need for compliance…Continue
Posted by Matthew I. Kaplan on November 26, 2012 at 4:56pm
Here's a link to the article that states that AB 1616 passed the legislature today: http://laist.com/2012/08/31/cottage_food_bill_passes_legislatur.php . Let's get our letters in to Gov. Brown!
Posted by Alyssa Boyle on September 5, 2012 at 4:00pm