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When Should You Use a Co-Packer?

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.

When you need skilled and experienced workers

If you have a small business that needs to mass produce one of your products, that could be a daunting task if you work on your own or have a smaller staff. When it comes to mass producing a product, you need a staff that not only needs to understand co-packing, but needs to perform it both quickly and effectively at the same time. You need workers like those at Dure Foods that pack food for living, and can perform tasks without question. Our workers are highly skilled, and able to mass product any product.

When you need to increase in scale

One of the benefits of working with a co-packer is that it can expand the possible clients you can reach. If you have a small food business, your clients may be limited by the amount of food production your team is capable of. Working with a co-packer like Dure Foods will allow you to produce food with increased scalability to deal with the rapid growth an expanding business demands. This scale increase can give you access to larger scale clients and businesses, making your business more successful.

When you need additional space

In some cases, co-packers may have their own facilities to perform their food production tasks. This gives you an opportunity to produce more food with more workers without having to use up any more personal work space. Paying for space to produce food can be expensive, but having part of your staff be their own impendent company can provide you more work for less money.

When you need certified employees

Official co-packers need to be certified by numerous certification boards to be qualified to produce and distribute food (BRC, HACCP, etc.). All working co-packers have already needed to become certified before being hired by businesses like yours, so you can be confident these co-packers are already aware of the safety measures, health policies and hazard prevention required for the job. Companies like Dure Foods have completely certified employees, so if you need quick and efficient services you’ll know they are qualified.

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

How Co-Packing Can Grow Your Food Business

Hiring a co-packing business may seem like a costly endeavor, but partnering with a professional and reliable co-packing business can make your food business far more successful in the long run. Collaborating with co-packers such as Dure Foods can expand your business and make it far more successful than working alone. Here are four ways that a co-packer can expand your business.

Larger food production

No matter how talented you are at making your recipes, there is only so much you’re able to do on your own. A successful large food business requires substantial food production, and the right co-packer can help with that. Co-packers are trained to learn your recipe and replicate it successfully. Having the co-packer handle food production also gives you time to focus on other aspects of the business, such as selling your product and contacting clients. There are many aspects of owning a business, and you want your business to expand, doing it all alone would become increasingly difficult. If you’re planning to expand your business, a co-packer can make that goal far more achievable.

Connections to other food businesses

Working with co-packers can also give you access to other people in the food industry. These co-packers have likely worked with many other clients, and working with them can provide you with many business connections that you may not have known about before. It gives you an opportunity for your business to work with other companies, and learn from them along with your co-packing partners.

Save money in other areas

Co-packing costs money, and hiring co-packers will add more workers to the payroll of your business. However, the benefits of hiring co-packers can often lead to gaining money long-term. More people producing food means food production can be accelerated, resulting in more sales. Focusing on sales while the co-packers produce food can also increase sales, as you can get multiple tasks done at the same time. With co-packers handling food production, you also won’t have to rent out or buy your own location to do it yourself.

Working with experienced professionals

A good co-packing company will learn your recipe and do it justice. You don’t have to worry about handling everything yourself when you hire people trained to adapt to the needs of any food production business that hires them. Good co-packers like Dure Foods know the food production business well and will help make your business easier, cheaper and expand it to a larger scale.

If you think your business would benefit from hiring a 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.