The food and beverage industry is the third largest contributor to the overall U.S. manufacturing gross domestic product. Total employment in the industry is over 1.8 million and over three-quarters of the 27,000 U.S. food manufacturers have fewer than 100 employees. Food manufacturers faces many challenges including compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, using sustainable packaging and production, technology innovations, and more. The food manufacturing market presents a tremendous growth opportunity for the MEP National NetworkTM. Learn more about the industry and contact DVIRC for help with this infographic.