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Dear Mr. Pfister:

Thank you for taking my question.  I have a vinaigrette salad dressing that I would like to have manufactured to be sold in grocery stores.  I have made this dressing for years and my friends and family love it.  I am beginning my research to find out what, if any, additional ingredients are required once you manufacture, ie: are additives required.  I would prefer if possible not to have any additives, and hope that the vinegar would act as a natural preservative for the fresh ingredients that are included.  How would I search online or find someone that can help me?

Thank you
Susan

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Susan,
I would search trade associations.  I am not sure which one applies here, but you cam always start with the GMA (Grocery Mfgs Assoc.)

There is also probably a natural foods group that might be able to help.

BTW, if you find someone, please let me know who so we can put that knowledge out to all.

Jim P.

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Food Engineering/Manufacturing, Food Packaging/Distribution, Engineering Beverage Lines, Reducing operating cost of packaging lines while increasing efficiency. Lean Manufacturing. Incorporating new package technology into existing operations. Training staff to achieve smooth transition from "start-up" to full production. Managing complex projects across multi-disciplinary lines. Equipment PreShipment Factory Acceptance testing and Commissioning programs for new equipment.

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Employment history: Over thirty-five years of experience. Managed as much as $40MM in concurrent, multi-disciplinary projects, both domestic and international, and have worked with such firms as Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, Hershey`s, and Nabisco.

Organizations: An author and speaker, as well as a member of the IoPP. Past Chairman of IoPP`s Consultant`s Council and Member of the Packaging Equipment Performance Committee.

Publications: PMMI Solutions `99, Monthly Packaging Tipsheets

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