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

New Jersey 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 New Jersey. 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 New Jersey 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.

New Jersey Co-Packers

  • Allstate Can Corporation -
    One Wood Hollow Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Phone: 973-560-9030. Fax: 973-560-9217. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Accessories/Supplies and Specialty Food Packaging.
  • Black River Spice & Tea Co. - Copacker, Product development services, We specialize in small and start-ups
    65 Welsh Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Phone: (908) 236-6700. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Black River Spice & Tea is a fully licensed manufacturer and co-manufacturer of dried foodstuffs including spices, herbs, seasonings, barbecue rubs, custom seasoning blends and loose tea blends. Our company can co-package dried foodstuffs into glass and plastic jars, paragon and oblong bottles, oblong jugs, foil bags & pouches and in metal tins of various shapes and sizes. Click here for our Facebook page. Hunterdon County (ADDED: June 24, 2019)
  • Capalbo's Gift Baskets -
    339 Passaic Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110. Phone: 800-252-6262. Phone: 201-806-3943. Fax: 973-806-3932. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Chet Prosperi
    Description of services or product specialties: Chocolate and other Candy, Vegetables and Fruit.
  • Caesar's Organic Pasta -
    1001 Lower Landing road, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Phone: 888-43 CAESAR; 856-227-2585. Fax: 856-227-1910. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Ron Lodato, Sr.
  • Farmer's Choice Food Brands -
    3 Reuten Drive, Closter, NJ 07624. Phone: 610-499-9477.
  • IAM International, Inc. -
    4 Saddle Ridge Drive, Lebanon, NJ 08833. Phone: 908-713-9651. Fax: 908-713-9751. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Neera Tulshian
    Product: Sauces, condiments and baked items.
  • International Spice -
    310 Ward Avenue, Suite 8, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Phone: 609-298-1199.
    Description of services or product specialties: Packaging and private labeling of custom dry spice blends.
  • MetaBrand LLC -
    25 Progress St, Edison, NJ 08820. Phone: (732) 983-5915. Hot Fill (batch pasteurization) & Cold fill PET & Glass (CT caps) capabilities. Shrink & Pressure sensitive label application. 12-pack tray with shrink wrap / carton pack out. TTB / DSP approval for manufacturing Spirits, Wine, Malt based beverages. Full formulation services and production management available. FDA, QAI Organic (pending), Kosher facility.
  • NJ Kosher Kitchen -
    70 Cortland Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628. Phone: 917-699-9502. Email: [email protected].
  • Organic Food Incubator (OFI) -
    38 Davey St., Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003. Phone: (973) 748-0111.  Email: [email protected]. The Organic Food Incubator provides solutions to growing food and beverage companies. We will help your company navigate the challenging path from concept to growth. We offer a variety of services: Kitchen Space, Contract Manufacturing, Education, Coaching. We currently work with over 85 NY metro area based food manufacturers. Our facility is vegetarian and gluten-free. Organic Certification is available but not mandatory. Kosher Certification is available through Kof-K. We specialize in small batch and test batch contract manufacturing of 25 to 50 gallons or in productions runs of multiples of 100 gallon batches up to 5000 gallons. Iced Tea, Cold Brew Coffee, Fermented Foods:, Kim Chi, Sauerkraut, Fermented sauces, Kombucha, Thin liquids, hot filled beverages and teas, Cold brewed coffee, other cold filled drinks, Thick liquids such as hot sauce, ketchup, bbq sauce, Chunky sauces, Jams and Jellies, Soups, Carbonated beverage, Powdered and dry products. We are registered with the FDA, and The NJ State Department of Health.
  • Rajbhog Foods -
    60 Amith Street, Jersey City, NJ 07304. Phone: 201-395-9400: Fax: 201-395-9409. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Suzy Mody
    Description of services or product specialties: Organic/Natural, USDA, Full-line Frozen, Hors d'oeuvres, Appetizers, Ice Cream/Sorbet.
  • Rutgers Food Innovation Center -
    450 East Broad Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Phone: (856) 459-1900. Product design, development, analysis, commercialization, manufacture.
  • Snow's Bumble Bee Foods, LLC -
    994 Ocean Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204. Phone: 609-884-0440 ext. 2408 Email: [email protected]. Contact: Jim Hoover. Shelf-stable cans and bottles in a variety of container sizes. High speed retort, labeling, packaging. SQF III, USDA, FDA certification. See brochure at above website.
  • Traiture de Paris -
    66 Willow Avenue, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Phone: 800-883-8758; 201-484-8085. Fax: 201-484-8222. Email: . Email: [email protected]. Contact: Alex Hubert
    Description of services or product specialties: Frozen Desserts, Frozen Vegetables, Hors d'oeuvres and Appetizers.

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