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   As a public service for potential creators, marketers, and manufacturers of packaged Specialty Food Products, (and those in the industry) the Fooddude is providing this resource page. You should also visit The Fooddude LINKS. There you will find numerous links to supermarkets and other food retailers, manufacturers, trade services, applicable government links, professional services for the trade, and web search tools.  We welcome active links and resource information via traditional means.

General

bulletYour local public library.
bulletS.C.O.R.E. The area chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
bulletThe Yellow Pages: Look for marketing consultants, food brokers, etc.
bulletLocal government: Many offer good resources for your situation for free.
bulletYour Chamber of Commerce: They WANT you to go into business.

Some Associations Useful to the Food Industry

(several have a Web presence, check our Links).

bulletAdhesive Manufacturers Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletAgricultural Research Institute: Bethesda, MD (301) 530-7122
bulletAlaska Fisheries Development Foundation: Anchorage, AK (907) 276-7315
bulletAlmond Board of California: Modesto, CA (209) 549-8262
bulletAluminum Assoc: Washington, DC (202) 862-5100
bulletAmerican Assn of Candy Technologists: Glen Rock, NJ (201) 652-2655
bulletAmerican Assn of Cereal Chemists: St Paul, MN (612) 454-7250
bulletAmerican Assn of Exporters and Importers: NY, NY (212) 944-2230
bulletAmerican Assn of Meat Processors: Elizabethtown, PA (717) 367-1168
bulletAmerican Bakers Assn: Washington, DC (202) 789-0300
bulletAmerican Butter Institute: Washington, DC (202) 737-4332
bulletAmerican Cheese Society: Darien, WI (414) 728-4458
bulletAmerican Chemical Society: Washington, DC (202) 872-4600
bulletAmerican Cocoa Research Institute: McLean, VA (703) 790-5011
bulletAmerican Commodity Distribution Assn: New Smyrna Beach, FL (904) 427-2110
bulletAmerican Corn Millers Federation: Washington, DC (202) 554-1614
bulletAmerican Crop Protection Assn: Washington, DC (202) 296-1585
bulletAmerican Culinary Foundation: St Augustine, FL (800) 624-9458
bulletAmerican Dairy Assn: Rosemont, IL (708) 803-2000
bulletAmerican Dairy Products Institute: Chicago, IL (312) 782-4888
bulletAmerican Dairy Science Assn: Champaign, IL (217) 356-3182
bulletAmerican Dietetic Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 899-0040
bulletAmerican Egg Board: Park Ridge, IL (708) 296-7043
bulletAmerican Feed Industry Assn: Arlington, VA (703) 524-0810
bulletAmerican Frozen Food Institute: McLean, VA (703) 821-0770
bulletAmerican Institute of Baking: Manhattan, KS (913) 537-4750
bulletAmerican Institute of Food Distribution, Inc.: Fairlawn, NJ (210) 791-5570
bulletAmerican Institute of Food and Wine: San Francisco, CA (415) 255-3000
bulletAmerican Iron and Steel Institute: Washington, DC (202) 452-7100
bulletAmerican Meat Institute: Washington, DC (703) 841-2400
bulletAmerican Meat Science Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 670-9243
bulletAmerican Oil Chemists Society: Champaign, IL (217) 59-2344
bulletAmerican Olive Oil Assn: Matawan, NJ (908) 583-8188
bulletAmerican School Foodservice Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 739-3900
bulletAmerican Shrimp Processors Assn: New Orleans, LA (504) 369-1571
bulletAmerican Society of Bakery Engineers: Chicago, IL (312) 332-2246
bulletAmerican Society of Brewing Chemists: St Paul, MN (612) 454-7250
bulletAmerican Soc of Heating, Refrig, and A/C Engrs: Atlanta, GA (404) 636-8400
bulletAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers: NY, NY (212) 705-7722
bulletAmerican Society for Quality Control: Milwaukee, WI (414) 272-8575
bulletAmerican Society for Testing and Materials: Philadelphia, PS (215) 299-5400
bulletAmerican Soybean Assn: St Louis, MO (314) 576-1770
bulletAmerican Spice Trade Assn: Englewood Cliffs, NJ (210) 568-2163
bulletAmerican Sugar Alliance: Washington, DC (202) 457-1437
bulletAmerican Veal Assn: Naperville, IL (708) 505-8521
bulletAmerican Warehouse Assn: Park Ridge, IL (708) 292-1891
bulletAmerican Wholesale Marketers Assn: Washington, DC (202) 463-2124
bulletAOAC International: Arlington, VA (703) 522-3032
bulletApple Processors Assn: Washington, DC (202) 785-6715
bulletAseptic Packaging Council: Washington, DC (202) 333-5900
bulletAssociated NY State Food Processors, Inc: Rochester, NY (716) 424-1803
bulletAssn of Consulting Chemists and Chem Engineers, Inc.: NY, NY (212) 983-3160
bulletAssn for Dressings and Sauces: Atlanta, GA (404) 252-3663
bulletAssn of Energy Engineers: Atlanta, GA (404) 447-5083
bulletAssn of Food and Drug Officials: York, PA (717) 757-2888
bulletAssn of Food Industries: Matawan, NJ (908) 583-8188
bulletAssn for Consumer Research (BYU): Provo, UT (801) 378-2080
bulletAssoc of Sales and Marketing Companies (ASMC): Reston, VA (703) 758-7790
bulletAustralian Trade Commission: NY, NY (212) 408-8460
bulletBakery Equipment Manufacturers Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletBeer Institute: Washington, DC (202) 737-2337
bulletBiscuit and Cracker Distributors Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletBiscuit and Cracker Manufacturers Assn: Washington, DC (202) 898-1636
bulletCalifornia Apricot Advisory Board: Walnut Creek, CA (510) 937-3660
bulletCalifornia Canning Peach Assn: Lafayette, CA (510) 284-9171
bulletCalifornia League of Food Processors: Sacramento, CA (910) 444-9260
bulletCalifornia Olive Assn: Sacramento, CA (916) 444-9260
bulletCalifornia Prune Board: Pleasanton, CA (510) 734-0150
bulletCalifornia Raisin Advisory Board: Fresno, CA (209) 224-7010
bulletCalifornia Strawberry Commission: Watsonville, CA (408) 724-1301
bulletCalorie Control Council: Atlanta, GA (404) 252-3663
bulletCan Manufacturers Institute: Washington, DC (202) 232-4677
bulletCanadian Assn of Specialty Food: Ont, CD (416) 255-7071
bulletCanadian Dairy and food Industries Supply Assn: Ont, CD (416) 278-6496
bulletCanned Food Information Council: Chicago, IL (312) 836-7128
bulletCanned Food Marketing: Washington, DC (202) 639-5900
bulletCarbonated Beverage Institute: Washington, DC (202) 463-6745
bulletCatfish Farmers of America: Indianola, MS (601) 887-2699
bulletCenter for Plastics Recycling Research: New Brunswick, NJ (908) 932-4402
bulletCheese Importers Assn of America: NY, NY (212) 753-7500
bulletChocolate Manufacturers Assn: McLean, VA (703) 790-5011
bulletCoffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange: NY, NY (212) 742-6000
bulletComposite Can and Tube Institute: Alexandria, VA (703) 549-2233
bulletConveyer Equipment Manufacturers Assn: Rockville, MD (301) 738-2448
bulletCookie and Snack Bakers Assn: Cleveland, TN (615) 472-1561
bulletCorn Refiners Assn, Inc: Washington, DC (202)331-1634
bulletDairy and Food Industries Supply Assn: Rockville, MD (301) 984-1444
bulletDairy Research Foundation: Elk Grove, IL (708) 228-7742
bulletEastern Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (201) 288-5454
bulletFlavor and Extract Manufacturing Assn: Washington, DC (202) 293-5800
bulletFlexible Packaging Assn: Washington, DC (202) 842-3880
bulletFlorida Dept of Citrus: Lakeland, FL (813) 499-2500
bulletFlorida Fruit and Veg Assn: Orlando, FL (407) 894-1351
bulletFood and Drug Law Institute: Washington, DC (202) 371-1420
bulletFood Executives Intl. Foundation: Bethesda, MD (301) 469-8716
bulletFood Institute: Fairlawn, NJ (201) 791-5570
bulletFood Institute of Canada: Ont CA (613) 722-1000
bulletFood Marketing Institute (or FMI): Washington, DC (202) 452-8444
bulletFood Processing Machinery and Supplies Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 684-1080
bulletFood Processors Institute: Washington, DC (202) 393-0890
bulletFoodservice Equipment Distributors Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 427-9605
bulletFrozen Food Assn of New England: Burlington, MA (617) 270-5045
bulletFrozen Potato Products Institute: McLean, VA (703) 821-0770
bulletFrozen Vegetable Council: Burlingame, CA (415) 697-6835
bulletGlass Packaging Institute: Washington, DC (202) 887-4850
bulletGlutamate Assn: Atlanta, GA (404) 252-3663
bulletGrocery Manufacturers of America: Washington, DC (202) 337-9400
bulletIdaho Potato Commission: Boise, ID (208) 344-8519
bulletIndependent Bakers Assn: Washington, DC (202) 333-8190
bulletInstitute of Food Technologists: Chicago, IL (312) 782-8424
bulletInstitute for International Research: NY, NY (212) 661-3500
bulletInstitute of Microwavable Food and Packaging: Milltown, NJ (908) 636-0885
bulletInstitute of Packaging Professionals: Herndon, VA (703) 318-8970
bulletInstitute of Shortening and Edible Oils, Inc: Washington, DC (202) 783-7960
bulletInterbev, Ltd: Washington, DC (202) 463-6794
bulletIntl Apple Institute: McLean, VA (703) 442-8850
bulletIntl Assn of Color Manufacturers: (202) 293-5800
bulletIntl Assn of Food Industry Suppliers: McLean, VA (703) 761-2600
bulletIntl Assn of Refrigerated Warehouses: Bethesda, MD (301) 652-5674
bulletIntl Bottled Water Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 683-5213
bulletIntl Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn: Madison, WI (608) 238-7908
bulletIntl Dairy Foods Assn: Washington, DC (202) 737-4332
bulletIntl Food Additives Council: Atlanta, GA (404) 252-3663
bulletIntl Food Information Council: Washington, DC (202) 296-6540
bulletIntl Foodservice Distributors Assn: Falls church, VA 703-532-9400
bulletIntl Frozen Food Assn: McLean, VA (703) 821-0770
bulletIntl Ice Cream Assn: Washington, DC (202) 296-4250
bulletIntl Maple Syrup Institute: Hortonville, WI (414) 779-6672
bulletIntl Wheat gluten Assn: Prairie Village, KS (913) 341-1155
bulletMaine Potato Board: Presque Isle, ME (207) 769-5061
bulletMaterial Handling Industry of America: Charlotte, NC (704) 522-8644
bulletMeat Industry Suppliers Assn; Falls Church, VA (703) 533-1159
bulletMichigan Apple Committee: DeWitt, MI (517) 669-8353
bulletMichigan Food Processors Assn: Fremont, MI (616) 924-9200
bulletMichigan Meat Assn: Grand Rapids, MI (616) 956-0507
bulletMid-America Food Processors Assn: Worthington, OH (614) 885-6045
bulletMid-Atlantic Food Processors Assn: Salisbury, MD (410) 546-5854
bulletMid-Atlantic Specialty Food Assn: Hanover, MD (410) 859-2777
bulletMidwest Food Processors Assn: Madison, WI (608)255-9946
bulletMilk Industry Foundation: Washington, DC (202) 296-4250
bulletNational-American Wholesale Grocers Assn: (Falls Church, VA (703- 532-9400
bulletNat'l Assn of Food and Beverage Recruiters: Voorhees, NJ (908) 329-0099
bulletNat'l Assn of Food Equipment Manufacturers: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletNat'l Assn of Fresh Produce Processors: Alexandria, VA (800) 344-3300
bulletNat'l Assn of Fruits, Flavors and Syrups: Matawan, NJ (908) 583-8272
bulletNat'l Assn of Margarine: Washington, DC (202) 785-3232
bulletNat'l Assn of Meat Purveyors: Reston, VA (703) 758-1900
bulletNat'l Assn. for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT): NY, NY (212) 482-6440
bulletNat'l Assn of Spec Food and Confection Brokers: Hales Corner, WI (414) 425-6225
bulletNat'l Assn of Wholesaler Distributors: Washington, DC (202) 872-0885
bulletNat'l Beverage Packaging Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 684-1080
bulletNat'l Broiler Council: Washington, DC (202) 296-2622
bulletNat'l Candy Brokers Assn: Naperville, IL (630) 369-2406
bulletNat'l Candy Wholesalers Assn: Washington, DC (202) 463-2124
bulletNat'l Cheese Institute: Washington, DC (202) 296-4250
bulletNat'l Coffee Assn of USA: NY, NY (212) 344-5596
bulletNat'l Coffee Service Assn: Fairfax, VA (703) 273-9008
bulletNat'l Confectioners Assn: McLean, VA (703) 790-5750
bulletNat'l Cottonseed Products Assn: Memphis, TN (901) 682-0800
bulletNat'l Dairy Board: Arlington, VA (703) 528-4800
bulletNat'l Fisheries Institute: Arlington, VA (703) 524-8880
bulletNat'l Food Brokers Assn: (SEE ASMC)
bulletNat'l Food Distributors Assn: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletNat'l Food Processors Assn: Washington, DC (202) 639-5900
bulletNat'l Frozen Food Assn: Harrisburg, PA (717) 657-8601
bulletNat'l Frozen Pizza Institute: McLean, VA (703) 821-0770
bulletNat'l Grocers Assn: Reston, VA (703) 437-5300
bulletNat'l Hot Pepper Assn: Ft Lauderdale, FL (954) 565-4972
bulletNat'l Juice Products Assn: Tampa, FL (813) 273-6572
bulletNat'l Meat Canners Assn: Arlington, VA (703) 841-3680
bulletNat'l Paper Box and Packaging Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 684-2212
bulletNat'l Pasta Assn: Arlington, VA (703) 841-0818
bulletNat'l Perishable Logistics Assn: Oak Park IL (708) 524-1020
bulletNat'l Potato Board: Denver, CO (303) 369-7783
bulletNat'l Potato Council: Englewood, CO (303) 790-1141
bulletNat'l Prepared Frozen Food Assn: Teaneck, NJ ((201) 837-8200
bulletNat'l Restaurant Assn: Washington, DC (202) 331-5995
bulletNat'l Retail Confections Assn: Glenview, IL (847) 724-6120
bulletNat'l Seasonings Manufacturers Assn: Hinsdale, IL (312) 853-2525
bulletNat'l Soft Drink Assn: Washington, DC (202) 463-6732
bulletNat'l Sugar Brokers Assn: NY, NY (212) 349-6063
bulletNat'l Sunflower Assn: Bismarck, ND (701) 221-5100
bulletNat'l Turkey Federation: Reston, VA (703) 435-7206
bulletNat'l Yogurt Assn: McLean, VA (703) 821-0770
bulletNew England Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn: Braintree, MA (617) 849-1334
bulletN. American Assn of Food Equip Manufacturers: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletN. American Blueberry Council: Folsom, CA (916) 985-6644
bulletN. American Olive-Oil Assn: Matawan, NJ (732) 583-8188
bulletNW Food Processors Assn: Portland, OR (503) 639-7696
bulletOrganic Foods Production Assn of NA: Greenfield, MA (413) 774-7511
bulletOrganic Trade Assn: W Springfield, MA (413) 774-7511
bulletPackaging Assn of Canada: ONT CA (416) 490-7860
bulletPackaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute: Arlington, VA (703) 243-8555
bulletPaperboard Packaging Council: Washington, DC (202) 287-4100
bulletPeanut Butter and Nut Processors Assn: Potomac, MD (301) 365-4080
bulletPennsylvania Food Processors Assn: Harrisburg, PA (717) 238-1252
bulletPet Food Institute: Washington, DC (202) 857-1120
bulletPickle Packers International, Inc.: St Charles, IL (708) 584-8950
bulletPlastics Institute of America, Inc.: Fairfield, NJ (201) 808-5950
bulletPopcorn Institute: Chicago, IL (312) 644-6610
bulletPrivate Label Manufacturers Assn: NY, NY (212) 972-3131
bulletProcess Equipment Manufacturers Assn: Falls church, VA (703) 533-0286
bulletProduce Marketing Assn: Newark, DE (302) 738-7100
bulletRefrigerated Foods Assn: Atlanta, GA (404) 452-0660
bulletR and D Assn for Military Food and Packaging: San Antonio, TX (210) 493-8024
bulletRetail Bakers of America: Laurel, MD (301) 725-2149
bulletRice Millers Assn: Arlington, VA (703) 351-8161
bulletSalt Institute: Alexandria, VA (703) 549-4648
bulletSnack Food Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 836-4500
bulletSociety of Foodservice Management: Louisville, KY (502) 583-3783
bulletSociety of Soft Drink Technologists: Hartfield, VA (804) 776-7315
bulletSE Food Processing Assn: Skyland, NC (704) 274-6651
bulletSpecialty Coffee Assn of America: Long Beach, CA (562) 624-4100
bulletSugar Assn: Washington, DC (202) 785-1122
bulletSweetener Users Assn: Washington, DC (202) 872-8676
bulletTea Assn of the USA, Inc.: NY, NY (212) 986-9415
bulletTortilla Industry Assn: Encino, CA (818) 981-2547
bulletUnited Fresh Fruit and Veg Assn: Alexandria, VA (703) 836-3410
bulletUS Canola Assn: Washington, DC (202) 331-8113
bulletVinegar Institute: Atlanta, GA (404) 252-3663
bulletWestern Growers Assn: Irvine, CA (714) 863-1000
bulletWine Institute: San Francisco, CA (415) 512-0151
bulletWisconsin Cheese Makers Assn: Madison, WI (608) 255-2027