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MSU Intends New Food Processing Center to Aid Second-Stage Companies

Monday, August 08, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Oesterle
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The Michigan State University Product Center hopes to break ground this fall on a new processing center that will allow second-stage food companies to test new products and markets before making sizable investments.

As planned, the $8 million Food Processing and Innovation Center will meet all state and federal food-processing requirements and licensing to let companies lease capacity and sell products made at the center.

The center is destined for an MSU-owned building in a business park south of the university's East Lansing campus, pending final approvals for an additional $1.6 million needed for the project from university trustees at their September meeting, said Matthew Birbeck, senior project director of the food processing center.

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