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Food Industry

Breaking updates – Food Talks Q2: Presentation by Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals (DIA) “Presto-Change-O: Tides of Change Amidst A Pandemic”.

CIRAS helps food manufacturers and feed manufacturers of all sizes navigate this complex and competitive industry. Over the past 5 years, CIRAS and our partners have worked with over 150 food manufacturers across the state, creating over $450 million in client-reported results.

We provide a broad range of multi-disciplinary resources for human food, animal food, feed, and beverage processors, leveraging our Iowa State University, state, and national networks to bring you the right expertise at the right time for your business. Our services and assistance are confidential and non-regulatory.

Some of the ways we help small food manufacturers include:

We help large food manufacturers implement advanced strategies and technologies including:


Key CIRAS Partners in the Food Industry:

Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR)
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI)
Iowa Sustainable Business Forum (ISBF)
Meat Science Extension
Learn more about all our partners here

To seek guidance about your food, feed, or beverage business contact CIRAS food industry Strategic Advisor Rachel Hahn.