After defining our marketing strategies, it is the time to deal with something more formal -paperworks. In the food industry, paperworks are inevitable. Paperworks acts as records and records are important to ensure what we do is as per industry standard or based on government requirement and sometimes, as required by our direct customers.
Paperworks could be in the following forms for:
The fact is filling up documentation correctly can be proven challenging and time-consuming even for a food technologist like myself. By hiring someone who is familiar at filling these paperworks, you could leave things at our hand and expect the best from us.
Amazingly, I consider these as challenges that I am determined to overcome, especially when it comes to gaining new international customers through supporting international trade documentation requirement.
What do you think about documentation? Is it excessively required in the food industry? Do you wish the process could be simpler? Share your thoughts and remember every thoughts are important to be shared.
This is the end of this series. I hope that I have shared some important information so you would be able to move forward with your thoughts. I love to see more great food ideas and food products in the marketplace. Good luck.
About this series:
Most often, it is difficult to take the first step to say "I want to start a business". This is a part of "Building Your Food Business" education series for those who like to start a successful food business with customer and food safety consideration in mind.
About the Author:
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed to an end users.
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