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.

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.

While you may not have the resources to hire a permanent co-packing company to work for you full-time, there may be some circumstances where it will still be beneficial to hire a company for certain job. Even if you not able to use a co-packer all the time, consider these situations where co-packers like Dure Foods can be help you out.

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=”https://durefoods.com/contact-us/”>love to talk to you about your project and see if it is a beneficial fit for both of us.