Jam Jelly Making Business

Jam jelly is commonly used on bread as a spread. It is delicious and savory while adding nutritional value to the meal.
It is also added to baked products such as pancakes, biscuits, cakes and donuts. They come in different flavors like strawberry, orange, apple, pineapple and mango.
The constituent of a jar of jelly include fruit juice, sugar and other ingredients.  Although there are many large companies in the jam jelly business small players can carve a niche.
The business works both large scale, medium and small scale. You can even produce jam jelly at home and sell to your immediate community.  
Food processing covers a huge market and thousands of different products. It is not uncommon to see jars of jam jelly in supermarkets and shopping malls.
The good new is that the manufacturing sector attracts lots of government interest. They provide avenues for loans, grant and waivers. The biggest beneficiaries are small and medium enterprises especially women run initiatives.
Are you interested in the jam jelly making business then here are a few ideas to get started.
Get a Business Name
Try to register you company with the corporate affair commission in your country. Then select a good business name for the establishment.
The product should have a unique name, logo and brand. Secure a product identification number from the Food and Drug Administration in your country.
It is mandatory to add a label to the jar. The label must identify all the ingredients and proportions used in making the product.
You need to obtain a trade license, food handler’s certification and pass a basic standardization test. Your product will attract value added tax and food producers permit.
Conduct a Survey
Conduct a survey of available brands in the market. Find out consumer preferences including favorite shopping centers. Other essential information is packaging, location of company and price deferential.
Product Pricing
To succeed your product needs to have a good shelf-life.  Many things go into pricing a product such as cost of raw materials, labor cost, branding and advertisement.
Other things are utility bills, manufacturing process, transportation, packaging, tax and permits. Make sure the price of the finished product is reasonable, competitive and profitable.

Making Jam Jelly Products
There are many ingredients used in the production of fruit jam. The type of fruit depends on the jelly jam you want to make.
Common fruits are orange, pineapple, apple, banana, guava and papaya. Other non fruit ingredients added to the mix are salt, flavoring, coloring, sugar, preservatives and citric acid.
To produce jelly the fruit is washed, peeled, juice extracted and sugar added. The mixture is boiled to produce the jelly then cooled. To produce jam the fruit is washed, skinned, cut, boiled and pulped.
Sugar is added to the pulp before other ingredients. The last producing stages of jam jelly require addition of citric acid, colorant.
Jelly Jam Making Equipment
Equipment needed include slicer, juice extractor and grinder. Other equipments are pulper, mixer, sealing machine.
The machinery is semiautomatic or fully automatic equipment. You can buy locally fabricated machinery or branded equipment. There are some companies that provide the equipment on a lease agreement structure.
Sell your jelly jam in supermarkets, restaurants, grocery stores, small retailers and gourmet shops. Other outlets are bakeries, trade fairs, flee markets, individuals and open market.
Hire commission based sales representatives, do localized advertisement and product sampling. Advertise in local newspapers and food magazines.

Build a Website
 Build a website to showcase your jelly jam product. Use high definition images and product description including company location.
Add a dedicated phone number and email address so customers can communicate. Makes sure your website can take online orders and process debit cards or PayPal transactions.


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