UMaine Food Safety Specialist Jason Bolton a resource to food entrepreneurs


Starting a business in the food industry can be challenging. State licenses, permits, inspections, sanitation procedures and product testing are a few of the hurdles an entrepreneur will face. For many, the foremost question is “Where do I begin?” Fortunately, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides guidance for food entrepreneurs. Food safety specialist Jason Bolton is an expert in food processing, manufacturing, facility design, equipment, food testing and more. As part of his job, he travels throughout Maine helping new and established companies manufacture food efficiently and safely. In this video, Bolton talks about the types of services he provides and the relationships he has had with Maine businesses. To find out more about these and other services offered through UMaine Cooperative Extension, visit

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