Starting a Food Manufacturing Business

Many people always dream of making and marketing their very own foods. Since any kinds of foods are stable products which can never really be gone in the market, lots of people are venturing into their own food manufacturing business. Admit it or not, manufacturing food is much more profitable than selling them.

So, you are guaranteed to produce more money. Because it is more profitable, more planning is also required in this type of business.

In starting up, you must need the following: website, packaging, commercial kitchen or warehouse, corporation filing, name certificate and food permits. After that, you need to decide on what kind of food you choose to manufacture. What do you want? You can choose from ready-made meals, drinks, powdered mixes, candies, confections and many more.

Starting Your Own Food Manufacturing Business

After that, you need to get permits from the authorized firms and personnel involved in your business. From the country clerk, you need to have a name certificate aside from filing the required documents to be registered as a certain corporation, LLC or LLP in the state you are in.

In order for you to have a great location in manufacturing the foods, you need to lease a space. In order for your manufactured foods to be safe from any forms of harmful elements, a certain authorized firm will inspect your warehouse. In addition to that, they will also check the kind of food facilities you have. If you would like to spend less in paying for a warehouse, you can also rent an available kitchen offered in your area.

If you think that your location will only get inspected once, you better think again. Of course, they will be having occasional inspections for them to make sure that customers will not be harmed by your products. Because of this, you must always be ready to keep your area safe and clean. In this kind of business, for only one false move, you will be shot like a dog so better be cautious always.
To secure your success in this business, the packaging that you must use is attractive and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The following are just some of the food packaging companies: MeadWestVaco (MWV), Ossid and CPT Plastics.

For people to know about your business, you must also have your own website which features, your distributed products. Through this, more companies will also get interested to set up their account with you. This is so beneficial in the sense that your products will be sold even if you are just sitting around. There will also be distribution companies which will purchase your products in large quantity. So, this implies more income!


  • Ezeemo Ifeanyi (UNION HAULAGE LTD) said on October 1, 2010
    Hi, We are already into setting up a sachet And bottled water factory too. But We will so much appreciate It. If you give us more information how to grow bigger
  • Noorul Haq said on October 12, 2010
    Hi! i want to set up a small scale industry like macroni ,vermicelli,and pasta manufacturing machines i want the machine manufactures in Tamil Nadu and the total cost to set up a business please help me and reply the best suggestion
  • Emmanuel Vinyu said on November 12, 2010
    Want to start Pasta, Spaghetti manufacturing business and require the machinery and costs involved.
  • pankaj parmar said on November 30, 2010
    sir. i also interested in food industry i want stat my business in food can u give me advise for that one.
  • Rajender singh said on December 5, 2010
    sir. i also interested in food industry i want stat my business in food can u give me advise for that one.
  • Satish Babu said on January 5, 2011
    Hi, I am interested in setting up a Food Manufacturing business and location I am planning for is in Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Please provide me the guidance and information. Thank you, Satish Babu
  • ritesh said on January 8, 2011
    i want to start a food processing unit in ranchi,jharkhand..kindly help me with it
  • jokim said on January 9, 2011
    hi, i want to start manufacturing peanut butter, give me tips. uganda
  • sonno samson said on January 25, 2011
    We am planning to develop a instant coffee manufacturing venture and require some assistance. We plan to develop down stream processing by investing in making our raw product into the final product which would become readily available for immediate consumption. I am inquiring from Papua New Guinea.
  • edgar said on February 19, 2011
    hi. i want to establish business for manufacturing snacks like crisps chips in limpopo south africa. i am looking for more info about the recipe and where can i get the equipment
  • mo said on February 27, 2011
    hello i was wondering if you could advise me on the sweet manufacturing business i have an idea to start it from home but i need recipes and equipment also my target market would be kids teens and adults or should i just import them from the east and resell
  • Casey said on May 25, 2011
    Hi, I would like to set up a warehouse manufacturing ice cream in Auckland, New Zealand. I only have small capital which is enough to cover the machine costs. Could you advise how much does it costs to set up the warehouse fits for food manufacturing? Thank you. Regards, Casey
  • anwar said on June 26, 2011
    Hi,my name is anwar i am from kerala (india) now i am running a hotel near my home hotel is situated so far from main road so sale is very less . I am interested to make some verity food Manufacturing business. sir please give some idea to do this business.
  • KK said on August 29, 2011
    sir. I am interested in food industry. I want stat my business in food and have budget of 25 lac. Can you please give me advise which food product should i chose and how can i start with that one.
  • Sumisha said on November 10, 2011
    hello, I am interested in setting up a small scale vermicilli manufacturing unit, focusing on raagi and wheat vermicillies. Please guide me for the same, as am totally new to this industry
  • vinod patil said on December 23, 2011
    hi myself vinod & i am interested in mineral water plant which cost up to 20 to 25 lakh. so kindly request to you guide me for regarding the same.
  • Jason Chenanda said on December 27, 2011
    I am interested in setting up a small scale Instant coffee manufacturing unit,in Mysore or Coorg. Focusing on sustainable/organic coffee processing. Please guide me for the same, as am totally new to industry. I appreciate your help. Jason
  • Dilip Kumar Singh said on January 24, 2012
    I am interested in food industry. I want to build food manufacturing unit in Delhi(India). I want to manufacture Maggi, Bread, Pasta, and other fast foods. so anyone can you tell me how much money i have to invest in this industry. you can mail me on
  • Sunil Sharma said on February 9, 2012
    I am interested in food industry. Location i am planning in Haryana. I want to manufacture Bread, Maggi etc. So please tell me how much money required to start the same. Please give suggestion.
  • Rajesh said on February 26, 2012
    Hi, I am responding to Jason's query above - I too am interested in a similar project but am more inclined to doing setting up at Hassan. Please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating.
  • Ferdson said on March 2, 2012
    Hi, my name is Ferdson, from abuja, Nigeria. I need to start a medium scale Bread Baking Industry. Could you kindly assist me with the best Bread Baking flavored. Thank you for your understanding. Ferdson.
  • mekonnen abraha said on April 29, 2012
    i want to start soybean oil manufacturing in ethiopia where do i get the machine for soybean manufacture
  • Tejesh said on May 27, 2012
    Hi, I want to start an food manufacturing business. i am planning to set up the manufacturing plant in Nashik, Maharashtra, India. waiting for your response.
  • Edwin Maina said on June 28, 2012
    i would like to start a small factory processing peanuts, peanut-butter, potato crisps. how do i start it and can i do it in my home compound.please advice. Nairobi Kenya
  • Palesa said on July 5, 2012
    hi i need an advise on how to start sugar and flour business in Gauteng. South Africa, Kind Regards, Palesa
  • Girish Kumar Mahor said on July 20, 2012
    We start a food ingredients manufacturing industry in Gwalior (M.P.) India, Location and I face a financial crises. any body investors want to invest in Gwalior location, 09827396037(Girish)
  • jackie mugisha said on August 28, 2012
    I am really interested in packaging juices but dont know where to get mixtures from.Water in sachets would also do but where do i find filters? Do i need to boil the water or i need to add water guard?
  • Murana Akeem Ayinde said on September 7, 2012
    please help me on where to get good machinery for pure package water business and also grains processing, also the best way of doing all these to excel in the business, i do not have any idea about the business, i am based in port- Harcourt, Nigeria. thanks
  • jitendra pandey said on September 27, 2012
    sir, i can start small factory in packaging line in Bihar. so please give me information. how can start business. and how can provide financial support.
  • Shubha Pratap Rana said on October 28, 2012
    Hi, I am from Nepal, near Lumbini where Buddha born. I am just interested to establish a small manufacturing unit like bar soap and detergent soap. It will be really appreciated if you can provide some ideas with it. shubha Pratap Rana
  • sunil kumar said on January 28, 2013
    Hi, I am from katihar I am just interested to establish a small manufacturing unit like bar soap and detergent soap. if you can provide some ideas with it.
  • Mohamed-Nour said on February 22, 2013
    I'm based in Ethiopia and I would like to start a small factory processing Guava, Mango juice, potato chips so please provide me how to start and also project plan. Much appreciated.
  • Mohammed Ganni said on April 6, 2013
    i am from jhunjhunu ( rajasthan ) i want to produce kurkure bhujiya and other confectionery item i can invest 1000000 cash what should i do so i can start my industry please tell me briefly
  • swapnil said on May 3, 2013
    Dear sir i am interested to start a food processing, manufacturing plant in jalgaon district. plz guide me and suggest me a beneficiary plan.
  • rajeev chikara said on May 4, 2013
    hi, i want start a small business of wheat flour in uttar prades. so pls guide me about this business for cost.
  • Suji said on July 5, 2013
    Interested in starting a Peanut butter manufacturing unit in West Africa. Please let me know the investment for machinery space and certifications required. Thanks.
  • mitali said on July 24, 2013
    Hi I AM Mitali. i run a small packaging industry in Rajasthan for pulses and grains. I want to expand my business. plz give me suggestion.
  • raj beginner adviser said on July 28, 2013
    Hi all, plz contact me at 9015027774 for setting up food processing industry. Who Wants To Start Food Processing industry. Thanks. Raj || Consultant

  • amar gupta said on August 13, 2013
    i'm from gondia ( maharashtra), near nagpur and i'm interested to start a food manufacturing unit, and want to know all the other information, thank you.
  • Ajay Sortee said on September 4, 2013
    we help the entrepreneurs and companies in setting up new food processing plants. call me on 9373082210
  • Rose M. said on December 28, 2013
    I am interested in passion juice manufacturing and packaging together with bottled water. Advice. Thanks
  • Mohammed Shakeel said on February 12, 2014
    Hi, I am from Bihar, Bhojpur. I am just interested to establish a small manufacturing unit like bar soap and detergent soap and powder. if you can provide some ideas with it
  • saif said on March 8, 2014
    hello sir, i'm from solapur Maharashtra i want start a Big manufacturer company in my state i have Big palace for that and i know this awesome place for manufacturing plz give your suggestions . i'm waiting for ur opinion.
  • rajan arya said on March 10, 2014
    Dear @Saif, My name is Rajan arya. I am the director of Motion group of companies. Which is into IT, Construction, Tourism, Education, And now ventured into Food Industry. And started Public limited company. Company name is "ZUCI foods limited". if you are interested to work on Joint Ventures. You can associate with us. Land will b yours. And rest of the project, Management, Marketing, Investment everything will b done by this company. If need more info you can contact. Or whatsapp. 9015027774. Thanks Rajan arya
  • Royal Naddy said on March 24, 2014
    Sir, I am already doing cool drink manufacturing business ,like to start mango juice manufacturing in pet bottle please guide me to start that make it success
  • Shankker kumar beginner adviser said on April 26, 2014

    Dear @Royal Naddy, Kindly share your contact details for me to discuss upon the mango juice manufacturing project. We are R&D company which does turnkey projects for food and beverage industries. Share your contact details to me. Thanks & Regards, || +919901942421 || Steel Business Consultant

  • ASHOK said on April 26, 2014
    Hello sir, i am from Punjab. I need momo making machine. in fact wana assemble by my choice. pls help me
  • Ritu said on May 17, 2014
    Hello. I want to start bread manufacturing in pune. Will you be able to tell me the cost of machinery and is there any subsidy available to start small scale business or any guidance on support available ?? Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks
  • pravin vadnagara said on May 21, 2014
    I want to start my own business of pea nut butter at morbi dist rajkot. Gujarat india. Pl give me complete information regarding this product and machinery and required license. thanks
  • imtiyaznakade said on May 21, 2014
    I have a 5000 sq ft shed, five shops of 280 sq ft each, and two bungalows in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. I want to start a business as Distributor/agent or make food products or soap products. If you have any ideas or products I can take them from KOLHAPUR, PUNE, Mumbai, or any other place in India. I can invest the amount and handle it all in Ratnagiri. I hope you understand, and if you need any information, please write me.
  • Manish Madan said on July 19, 2014
    Regal kitchen produces and sells ready to eat meals, cooking pastes, pickles, ketchup, jams and mayonnaise. We are looking to develop people who can be our back end supplier for various pre-preparation(work in progress) material. For details contact at 9810222692, you can email at
  • Aditya Verma said on September 10, 2014
    I want to start instant Chinese food manufacturing plant. I am all set with manpower and machinery for packaging, but I am unable to find machinery to produce noodles and Manchurian balls, and also stuck with all clearing paper work stuffs. Please take me out of this muddle and give me some directions.
  • simran Kohli said on September 27, 2014
    Hi, I want to set up a food processing unit in the outskirts of Mumbai. which products do u recommend for a start up.....also I need investors to invest in my business. how do I proceed
  • priyanka said on October 30, 2014
    i want to start roasted peanut business in jaipur . i would like you to direct in the field regarding total costing and scope
  • yasartelwala said on January 4, 2015
    hi i am interested to start a peanut butter manufacturing industry in gujarat i would like you to direct me regarding the total investment needed and the machinery used in it
  • frederick said on January 7, 2015
    Pls where can I get peanuts peeling machine and peanut butter making machine in Nigeria. Thanks
  • frederick said on January 7, 2015
    Please can anyone provide me with information on how I can get PET jars (500ml and 250ml) and PET bottles (750ml, 375ml and 180ml in Nigeria. I live in ughelli, Delta state. Can you provide me information of the cost of each container's size. And the closest place to get it. Thanks.
  • Agbabuluwa Nwaka said on February 12, 2015
    Pls, i would love to start a small peanut roasting business; so i would like you to advise me on how to go about it, all that is required technically, mechanically financially as well as all other things needed for it to be a standard business. Thank you. My location is Kefi, Nasarawa State Nigeria.
  • Charles Muteweri said on February 12, 2015
    Where can I get the answers to the questions being asked on this forum
  • peace comfort said on March 5, 2015
    help am ready to start a peanut packaging n roasting business but i need you to advise me on procedures am in uganda
  • Rahul s. baghel said on October 2, 2015
    Hi, I am planning to startup food processing products manufacturing unit in rewa,state- Madhya Pradesh , country- India. Whether it is suitable to startup there if yes then my perception is for onion & ginger powder processing or milk powder & ice cream. kindly guide me which one be suitable for good growth or may with ur opinion for profitable manufacturing business. area will suitable or not. Plz mail ur guidance into:
  • V.Shankker kumar beginner adviser said on October 31, 2015
    @Rahul s. baghel,Sir,We hope we could meet your requirements. As a turnkey project vendor for food and beverage industry we could provide end to end solutions in setting up a plant and developing the product. For detailed discussion, call us at +917708067739.Regards,V.Shankker kumar,NJTT LEGION.Coimbatore, TN, India. || Consultant

  • ashish patel said on February 17, 2016
    sir. I am interested in food industry. I want stat my business in food and have budget of 25 to 35 lakh approximate . Can you please give me advise ,,and i am interested for chili ,dhaniya and haldi powder factory and sir i have also already 3 acre land for this project so please kindly grant me suggestion for this project
  • Amit beginner adviser said on February 17, 2016
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  • Astak Ahmed said on February 22, 2016
    I am interested Domino pizza planning.I am from sivasagar, Assam, india
  • karunaaharan said on August 11, 2016
    I planned to start masala food products manufacturing. List u help me.
    1.what are the manufacturing process.
    2.what machines I would purchase.
    3.package and labeling. and advertising.
    5.current market price to succeed.
    Please arrange brief discussion. J.karunaaharan, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. Mobile, 9843748304
  • JK Sahu said on February 4, 2022
    Hello Everyone, I want to start the Agro-food processing unit on Maize (CORN. Your valuable input on the below will be highly appreciable: 1) Business model and products category/segments that I should focus 2) Machinery manufacturer for a Midsize processing unit 3) Which agency or food scientist, or authorities should I reach for guidance 4) Recommendation of any midsize plan I can visit, or you can provide the reference along with your contact number to reach you as well. Anything apart from the above query which can guide me will be constructive. Please send me an email:


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