Article about food safety from around the world and in our own back yard.

Benefits of a BRC Certified Co-Packer

Choosing a co-packer for your food business may be a difficult process, but there are certain assurances and qualifications that come with hiring a BRC Certified co-packer. A BRC Certification is has become the standard for food industries across the world. Being BRC Certified requires meeting certain strict standards set by the industry. It communicates to potential customers or clients that they are dealing with reliable, experienced and well trained professionals. Here are some benefits that come with hiring a BRC Certified co-packer:

Risk Reduction

Part of earning a BRC Certification is adhering to firm policies about food health and safety. Co-packers must prevent any potential hazards and produce the food in a clean and safe environment. If co-packers are hired to produce and package your food, their actions reflect on your business.

Hiring co-packers that are trained to handle food with care will protect your brand and keep your customers satisfied. A BRC Certification is a positive sign that a co-packing company is a good choice for your business. BRC Certified companies like Dure Foods have shown their commitment to health and safety, and can be trusted to handle your product without incident.

Improved Quality

A BRC Certified co-packer needs to be well trained in food production and distribution. Hiring a co-packer with these qualifications ensures that you will have workers that will produce high quality food products. Trusting a co-packer to handle food under your company’s name can risky, as the reputation of your brand is determined by the quality of the food. A BRC Certification tells you that these co-packers are familiar with food production and won’t let your business down.

Co-packers also need to have effective food packaging methods. A BRC Certified co-packer has plans in place to deal with potentially hazardous or unsafe materials, something that isn’t guaranteed from other co-packers. BRC Certified co-packers like our team at Dure Foods can not only be trusted to make good food, but package it safely and efficiently as well.

Increased Access to Product

As a globally recognized standard for food production and packaging, a BRC Certification gives you easier access to food product throughout the global supply chain. If your business is expanding and needs food imported from different locations, certified co-packers can be a valuable asset to you. Companies like Dure Foods are recognized in the food industry through that certification, and will make access to the global food market a far more streamlined process.
If you need a BRC Certified co-packer, Dure Foods is a great choice. Contact us and we can discuss what services you need.

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The Importance of an NHP Site License

A National Health Product site license requires all manufacturers, packagers, labellers and importers to be licenced. This is a sign of legitimacy for co-packers, and professional co-packers like Dure Foods work to earn this label because it tells our customers that they can rely on us and trust us with their product. Trust in co-packing is essential since we are being hired to make product that our clients create themselves. Here are 3 benefits to hiring a NHP site licenced co-packer.

Product recalls will happen if needed

One of the requirements for earning an NHP site is having procedures in place to deal with certain problems that may occur during the production and distribution of food. One of these potential issues is distribution records and product recalls. Keeping records of food distribution allows co-packers like Dure to keep track of where the product goes and what condition it is in, which may lead to a full product recall.

A recall is a costly endeavor since it removes a large portion of a product, but it is necessary if that product is unsafe. Having an NHP license tells a client that Dure Foods will recall their food if there is any chance of it being dangerous. It demonstrates that company morals will be prioritized before profit.

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices (or GMP) is a list of requirements that every NHP site-licensed co-packing business must prove that it has, as well as continue to demonstrate throughout the duration of its career. This includes quality assurance on the food product, reliable and stable equipment and properly knowledgeable and dependable personnel. These strict and specific requirements assure that NHP site lessened businesses will maintain their care and quality without exception. Dure Foods follows all of these practices, and that allows the company to follow all good manufacturing practices in all aspects of co-packing.

Constant license renewal

Just earning the NHP site license once is not enough to be trusted with food production and distribution forever. The license must be renewed every year for the first three years of owning it, and every two years from years four to nine, and every three years after that. This assures clients that co-packers will not become complacent after only earning the license once. NHP site licensed co-packers have to constantly prove that they follow the guidelines to ensure the safest and highest-quality product.

If you are looking to get involved with an NHP site licenced co-packer, give Dure Foods a call. We would love to talk to you about your project and see if it is a beneficial fit for both of us.