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.