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Alabama Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!

Alabama Co-Packers: Want to Sell Your Salsa, Preserves, Jams, Etc.? Learn About Using A CoPacker to Prepare It!

If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. That's fine for relatively small quantities, and if there is a licensed kitchen to rent nearby at a good cost. See this page for shared use kitchens in Alabama. But it may be less expensive (and less risky) for your new business to use a CoPacker to prepare their food, according to you recipe and process.

What is a co-packer?

Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies to sell.  These products range from nationally-known brands to private labels.  Entrepreneurs choose to use the services of copackers for many reasons.  Copackers can provide entrepreneurs with a variety of services in addition to manufacturing and packaging products.  They can often help in the formulation of the product.  The copacker may function only as a packer of other people's products or may be in business with his own product line.  They may be, in fact, manufacturing several competing products.  The range of services available from a copacker will vary depending on the size and experience of the copacker and the type of facilities and the capacity of their plant.

Choosing a Co-Packer

You will want to choose a co-packer who has experience making the type of product and packaging that you need.  You may also want to choose a co-packer that is located close to you or your source materials and/or market or distribution centers to reduce costs.

See this page for much, much more about co-packers, like advantages, disadvantages and how to choose a copacker.

The following list consists of companies in Alabama that have co-packing capabilities. This list is neither all-inclusive, nor is it meant to serve as an endorsement.

If you are a co-packer wishing to be added to this list, add your information here.

For Co-packers based in Mexico, see this page

Alabama Co-Packers

  • Cloverland Sweets
    208 Old Fort Road East, Fort Deposit, AL, 36032. Phone: 334-227-8355. Email: [email protected].
    Product: gift basket supplies and Kosher capabilities.
  • Jerrell Packaging LLC
    802 Labarge Drive, Birmingham, AL 35022. Phone: 205-426-8930. Email: [email protected]ng.com.
    Product: packaging dry food products.
  • Kyleigh Farms
    261 Wilson Jones Road, Geneva, AL 36340. Phone: 334-684-1404. Email: [email protected]. Mailing address: P. O. Box 457, Chancellor, AL 36316.
    Product: food processor of sauces, dressings and specialty recipes. Kyleigh Farms A Corporation provides comprehensive product development, bottling, marketing and distribution in the Specialty Foods Market  such as foods, beverages, or confections. Kyleigh Farms A Corporation offers the following services to any beginning or established food entrepreneur:
    Product and Process Safety Evaluation
    Regulatory Compliance
    Process Development and Recommendations
    Shelf Life Analysis, Test production facility.
    Processing Operations Assistance
    Co-Packing, Labeling Assistance,Suppliers
    Marketing and Distribution
    Initial Business Consulting
  • Southern Classic Food Group -
    1000 Magnolia Blvd. Brundidge, AL 36010. Phone: 334-735-3400. Email:[email protected]. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 158, Brundidge, AL 36010. Southern Classic Food Group bottles and packages product in a variety of forms and sizes and distributes to numerous customers, including foodservice, retail, industrial, private labels and exporters. Southern Classic is also a contract manufacturer for multiple regional and nationally recognized companies for a wide array of products including dessert toppings, marinades, beverage items and dressings. The contract accounts range in volume from slightly over two million pounds to over sixty million pounds annually.

 

NASFT

136 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Phone: 800-627-3869; 212-482-6440; Fax; 212-482-6459. Contact: Heather Paul. This listing consists only of NASFT members who have indicated to the NASFT that they are co-packers. It includes the co-packer contact information, products that they co-pack, plant locations, types of packĀ­aging they use, and specialized packing equipment (such as enrobers, form-fill and seal, smokers, vacuum packaging, etc.).

Few co-packers can all of the types of products and services that may be needed:

  •  Liquid products
  • Dry products
  • Ingredient pre-blends
  • Labeling
  • Packaging service only
  • Product development/recipe conversion

Using a qualified contract packer will enable you to devote your time to management and marketing, while eliminating the enormous expense and responsibility of operating a production facility. Some will provide only the packaging, while others will help you with the entire formulation, production, packaging, and labeling process. Most offer no-cost initial consultation. Some even have marketing capability.

Other Resources

If you still can't find a suitable co-packer for your product, see this organization:

Where can I find more information about canning?

For more than 250 specific, simple recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.


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