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A joint production process at Sunnybrook Farms results in two products, strawberry syrup and strawberry jam. The following cost and activity data relate to these two products: Strawberry syrup Strawberry jam Joint costs allocated $ 8,000 $ 14,000 Number of units produced from joint process 2,000 2,000 Selling price at split-off point $ 2.50 $ 1.75 Selling price after processing further $ 5.00 $ 2.00 Cost of processing further $ 3,000 $ 2,000 Strawberry syrup can be sold as-is (at the split-off point) for $2.50 per unit, or it can be process further into a specialty strawberry juice and then sold for $5.00 per unit. If strawberry syrup is processed further into the specialty strawberry juice, what would be the overall effect on operating income? A. $5,000 net increase in operating income B. $5,000 net decrease in operating income C. $2,000 net increase in operating income D. $2,000 net decrease in operating income E. No change in operating income

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