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Start Corn Flakes Manufacturing Business

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Corn flakes manufacturing business is profitable and challenging. The industry is saturated with many brands and multinational companies. Major challenges are market penetration, quality product, standardization and distribution. It requires huge funds for marketing, purchase of raw materials, equipment and wages.

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Things to consider

  • Write a corn flakes manufacturing business plan
  • Carry out feasibility study
  • Purchase same automated or automated equipment
  • Buy raw materials
  • Hire experienced staff
  • Lease warehouse
  • Register the business
  • Develop quality product
  • Packaging
  • Distribution
  • marketing

Types of cereal

Types of cereal are flaked cereal, puffed cereal shredded cereal, granola, hot cereal.

Ingredients for corn flakes manufacturing business

Primary ingredient in corn flakes manufacturing is corn grits. Others are iodized salt, malt extract, vitamins, minerals, antioxidant INS 320, contains gluten, traces or tree nut. Traditional ingredients are grain, flour, wheat, barley.


  1. Corn grits
  2. Iodized salt
  3. Malt extract
  4. Vitamins
  5. Minerals
  6. Antioxidant INS 320
  7. Contains gluten
  8. Traces or tree nut
  9. Flour
  10. Wheat
Corn Flakes Manufacturing

Vitamins and Nutrients

Corn flakes is nutritious with vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid for better concentration. It has vitamin A for sharper sight, protein for shaper eyesight while the iron boasts hemoglobin.


Vitamin A 100 ug
Vitamin C   (Ascrobic acid)33 mg
Vitamin B   (Thiamine)1 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)1.2 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)13.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)1.7 mg
Vitamin B12(Cyanocobalamin)0.3 ug
Vitamin B9 (Folate)84 ug

Nutritional information of corn flakes (per 100kg)

Nutritional information of corn flakes per 100kg is total carbohydrate of which total sugar. It has total fat of which of Tran’s fat and zero cholesterol. Other nutrition are protein, total sodium and dietary fiber.

Nutritional information

  • total carbohydrate 86.9 g
  • of which total sugar 8.4g
  • total fat  1.0g
  • of which of trans fat 0.6g
  • cholesterol 0mg
  • protein 6.7g
  • total sodium 490mg
  • dietary fiber 2.5g


Incorporate the business as a limited liability company and get insurance. The product is required to have national food and drug number. Make sure the product is quality with good standardization.

On the label add nutritional information, ingredients, best before and expiration date. Add manufactured by, packaged by, distributor and consumer care line.

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Funding and factory

Funding is needed for factory lease, equipment, raw materials, and staff wages. Secure funds through bank loans, personal savings or a core investors. Establish the factory close to raw materials or commercial zoned area. Make sure basic utilities like water, electricity, good road network.

Equipment and Staff

Hire qualified staff to run the machinery and factory. Staff include machine operator, factory manager, drivers, receptionist, and marketers. Others are accountant, storekeeper and cleaners. Equipment include machine/ production plant, shaping, coating system, flaking, conveyer and packaging.

Corn flakes manufacturing equipment

  • rotary oven
  • conveyor system
  • separator
  • storage silo
  • weighing balance
  • cooker/steamer
  • flaking machine
  • mixer
  • automatic packaging


Develop a budget for marketing and advertisement. Advertise on the radio, television, and print media. Sell through wholesalers or distributors to supermarkets or grocery stores.

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