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

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania Co-Packers

  • Allen Wertz Candies
    718 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042. Phone: 717-273-0511. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Hand-made chocolates, creams and truffles, Caramel Corn and Opera Fudge.
  • Beanies of Lancaster
    2316 Norman Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Phone: 800-335-6663; 717-397-9578. Fax: 717-397-0941. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Quality jams, spreads and sauces.
  • Bylers Relish House
    18258 Leimbach Rd., Saegertown, PA 16433. Phone: 814-763-6510. Email: [email protected].
  • Castle Co-Packers LLC
    204B Schreiber Industrial Park, New Kensington, PA , 15068. Phone: 724-339-4040. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Brian Dworkin
    Description of services or product specialties:  Bottled & canned soft drinks, water, Shelf stable juice, fresh juice, soft drinks, chocolate or malt or other hot beverages, alcohol free cocktails or drink mixes, sport or energy drink, spring or mineral water, powdered drink mix, ice, frozen juices, fresh drupe or stone fruit juice or concentrates.
  • Dutch Gold Honey, Inc.
    2220 Dutch Gold Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. Phone: 717-393-1716. Fax: 717-393-8687. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Kosher, Organic/Natural Honey and Maple Syrup.
  • Dutch Valley Food Development
    Phone: 717-933-4191 x2309. Contact: Rich Hess
    Description of services or product specialties:  All-Natural and Organic Bulk Foods, our recipes or yours. Soup Mixes, Dip Mixes, Dressing Mixes, Trail Mixes, Baking Mixes, Spice Blends, Hot & Cold Drink Mixes, Bean & Grain Blends, Complete Grain Pilaf Mixes.
  • Gaffney Foods - Copacker, Product development services, Recipe development, Dry shelf storage, Acidified canning, Hot packing, Pickles, relishes, Glass, Plastic, Scale-up recipes, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services
    401 E LOCUST ST STE 6, DALLASTOWN, PA 17313. Phone: (717) 378-2451. 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. Co-packing, private labeling, recipe development, acidified foods, sauces, salsas, spice blends, jams, jellies, syrups, chutneys, dried goods Click here for our Facebook page. York County. (ADDED: October 17, 2020)
  • Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
    9 Keystone Park, Dunmore, PA 18512. Phone: 800-706-6275. Fax: 570-342-0266. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Sugar-Free Cocoa/Baking Chocolate, Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Truffles and Other Candy.
  • Grouse Hunt Farms Inc.
    Wos-Wit Pennsylvania Dutch Foods, 458 Fairview Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Phone: Office: (570) 467-2850. Email: . Email: [email protected]. Contact: Christopher Thompson
    Description of services or product specialties:  Salad Dressings, Relishes, Pickles, Peppers, Pickled Vegetables, Hand Packed Fruits, Jelly, Preserves, Salsas, Mustards, Bar-BQ Sauces, Marinades, Cooking sauces. , Co-Packing and Private Label
  • ICC Foods, Inc.
    3612 East Newport Road, Intercourse, PA 17534. Phone: 888-527-0061, 717-768-0206. 
  • J and A Foods, Inc. -
    210 Commerce Drive, New Holland, PA 17557. Phone: 717-351-5728.
  • Lancaster Fine Foods
    2316 Norman Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Phone: 717-397-9578. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties:  Fruit Spreads/Jams, Fresh chunky salsas, Mustards, Bar-BQ Sauces, Marinades, Hot Sauces, Frostings, Relishes, Preserves, Salad Dressings, Cooking sauces.
  • Longo's Bakery Inc.
    138 W. 21st Street, Hazleton, PA 18201. Phone: (570)454-5887. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Christopher Thompson
    Description of services or product specialties:  Par-Baked Pizza Shells, Par Baked Pizza Crust, Fully Baked Pizzas, Pizza Sauce, Pizza Kits, Co-Packing and Private Label
  • Manna Foods, LLC
    430 North 11th Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17046. Phone:  717-675-2262. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Ted Baxter
    Description of services or product specialties:  Ready to eat and ready to cook foods, snack foods and candy
  • Michel's Bakery, Inc.
    5698 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120. Phone: 215-742-3900. . Email: [email protected]. Contact: Jon Liss
    Description of services or product specialties:  baked goods. Large volume bakery co-packer. 4 hour minimum kitchen use, producing 200-250 muffins per minute, 48,000 items per session.
  • Nuts About Granola
    Phone: (717) 814-9648. Specializes in granola and muesli, flexible packaging solutions, low minimums, product development services, Kosher certification.
  • Palace Foods, Inc.
    100 Cleveland Avenue, Reading, PA 19605. Phone: 800-228-9947. 
  • Palace Foods, Inc.
    100 Cleveland Ave, Reading, PA 19605. Phone: (610) 939-0631. . Email: [email protected].
  • Pasqualichio Brothers, Inc.
    115 Franklin Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18503. Phone:  800-232-6233. . Email: [email protected]. Contact: Dom Pasqualichio
    Description of services or product specialties:  Value-added meat products, specializing in private-label service, as well as, our own brand, Butcher Van Gourmet.
  • Pellegrino Foods
    100 Lookout Drive, Warren, PA 16365. Phone: 814-723-3402
    Description of services or product specialties: Frozen foods and specialty sauces
  • River Run Foods
    50 Blue Hill Road, Northumberland PA 17857. Phone: 570-701-1192.
    Description of services or product specialties: High-acid foods, sauces, condiments, pouches.
  • Stello Foods, Inc.
    551 E Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Phone:  (800) 849-4599
    Description of services or product specialties:  Sauces, salsas, peppers, mustards, relishes, vinaigrettes, ketchups, marinades.
  • Sugartown Smoked Specialties, Inc
    USDA/PA Dept. of Ag inspected artisan smokehouse
    306-1Q Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Phone: (610) 429-4080.
  • Sunny Dell Foods
    135 N 5th Street, Oxford, PA 19363. Phone: 610-932-5164.
  • TNT Bakery Inc.
    458 Fairview Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Phone:  (570) 467-2850. Email: [email protected]
    Description of services or product specialties:  Baked Pies - 4" Individual Serve , Co-Packing and Private Label.
  • Tom Sturgis Pretzels, Inc. -
    2267 Lancaster Pike, Reading, PA 19607. Phone: 610-775-0335. Fax: 610-796-1418. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Becky Schmaldienst
  • Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc.
    304 Commerce Street, New Oxford, PA 17350. Phone:  717-624-4911. Email: [email protected].
    Capabilities: USDA, FDA, and SQF Level 2 inspected facility.
    Description of services or product specialties:  Salads, soups, entrees, sauces and side dishes.

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