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US and Canada Co-Packers: Want to Sell Your Meat, Jerky and other Meat Products? Learn About Using A CoPacker to Prepare It!

If you want to make and sell your meat products and scale up, you may want 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 US and Canada 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.

US and Canada Jerky and Meat Co-Packers

  • Absolutely World Class - Salsas, BBQ Sauces, Jerky
    Abilene, TX. Phone: 325-672-3000,
  • Assemblers Inc - Bakery, Beverages, Candy, Chocolate, Condiments, Desserts, Fruit, Gifts, Grains, Healthy Living, Honey & Syrups, Meats, Oils, Sauces, Seasonings, Snacks, Vegetables
    Chicago, IL. Phone: 847-969-5280,
  • Blue Valley Brand - Steaks, Sausages, Jerkey, Ham, Turkey, Bacon, Hot Dogs, Gifts
    Diller, NE. Phone: 402-793-5820,
  • Country Ranch Foods - Jerky, Sauces, Soups, Stews, IQF Meat, IQF Poultry
    Marietta, GA. Phone: 888-653-5550,
  • Jerky Junction - jerky
    79 Carry Way, Mound House, NV 89706. Phone: (800) 675-5989. Email: [email protected]. Private Label / Co-Packing, State of the art USDA and FDA Jerky factory, In house R&D. We can help with USDA label approvals. In house label printing and basic design services. Work with third party printing companies to have your own pre-printed bags designed and processed. We work with low and high volume accounts. We offer a vast selection of Jerky products.
    Beef – 20+ flavors, Elk, Venison, Buffalo, Turkey, Ostrich, Duck, Alligator, Rabbit, Turtle, Python, Kangaroo, Snapping Turtle, Camel, Lamb, Ahi, Salmon, Shark, Swordfish.
    Our mission is to provide the highest quality artisanal beef and exotic meat jerky. We strive to produce and distribute only top notch products, using high end ingredients and quality meats.
  • Jerky Up - Jerky
    Show LShow Low, AZ. Phone: 402-230-9296, 
  • Katies Premium Jerky and Snacks - Jerky
    Hillard, OH. Phone: 614-0440-0780,
  • KMB Foods - Beef Jerky
    1010 S Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Phone: 877-687-7708. Email: [email protected].
  • Marshallville Packing Co.-  Beef, Pork, Sausage, Jerky, Poultry, Game
    Marshallville, OH. Phone: 330-855-2871,
  • Monogram Foods - Meat Snacks, Jerky, Smoked Sausages, Corn Dogs, Appetizers, Bacon
    MemphiMemphis, TN. Phone: 901-685-7167,
  • Paxton Packing -  artisan jerky co-packer
    Paxton, IL. Phone: 217-379-1705. USDA approved.
  • Stemmler Meats - jerky, summer sausage, snack sticks, smoked pork, and other similar meat products
    725 McMurray Road, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8. Phone: (519) 699-4590. Email: [email protected]. With an experienced team of meat processors, Stemmler Meats offers reliable meat co-packing services at our Waterloo, Ontario manufacturing facility. We can efficiently and cost-effectively manufacture your products. HACCP certified. Licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). 17,000 sq. ft. of clean space dedicated to meat processing and packing. State-of-the-art meat processing equipment (Schröter, Bizerba, Inject Star) with sanitation bays at each process. Top quality ingredients and packaging of your choice, sourced for you. Reliable logistics team prepared to ship out your product on time. Masterclass staff with 35+ years of experience in the meat processing industry
    To learn more about our meat co-packing services, email or call us at (519) 699-4590.
  • Smuckers Meats - Jerky
    735 Pinkerton Road Mount Joy, PA 17552. Phone: 717-653-0303. Are you an entrepreneur with a recipe for a product but no way to produce or market it? We offer private label and co-packing services on a limited basis for people with a product idea but no way to produce it.
  • Stafford Meat Co - Jerky, Hams, Bacon,
    Rio Linda, CA. Phone: 916-991-3021,
  • Turasky Meats - Whole Muscle Beef Jerky, Pork, Meat Bars, Snack Sticks ,Restructured Jerky and Jerky Bites
    Springfield, IL. Phone: 217-522-3345,
    We have the following capabilities: Steam Cooking, Cook-in-Bag items, Naturally Smoked products, Portion-cut meats
    Grinding (i.e. pizza sausage), Patties using Ultra Tender forming technology, Meatball production
    We are able to package in pouch bags with a gusseted bottom for shelf stable products.
  • Western's Smokehouse & Thrushwood Farms - dried meats, jerky,
    Greentop, MO. Phone: 262-894-2582
    Western's Smokehouse makes over 600,000 Snack Sticks, Meat Bars, Jerky, Gluten Free, No Gmo's, Pet Treats and Pouched bite packages every day between its two plants. Our locations include a 70,000 square foot facility in Northeast Missouri and a 50,000 square foot facility in Western Illinois. Both facilities are SQF. We have dedicated R&D and product develop resources and can provide turnkey solutions to help you develop meat snacks and pet treat products to support your brand.
    OUR SERVICES
    Co-Packing
    We provide product development and manufacturing services for the top national brands in natural, gourmet meat snacking.
    Private Label
    We help retailers develop strong meat snacking offerings through our premium, select and innovation lines.
    Our Brands
    Our snack sticks are made with clean ingredient decks, unique flavors and premium packaging at attractive price points.
    Our business is a service and we think like a hospitality company. We strive daily provide world class service, manufacturing expertise and supply chain operations so you can delight your consumer.
  • Western Meats Inc - Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Buffalo, Poultry, Sausage, Fish, Shellfish, Deli Meats, Cheeses, Soups, Oven Ready Meals, Soups, Seasonings
    Tummwater, WA. Phone: 360-357-6601,
  • Wyoming Gourmet Beef - Jerky, Gifts, Burgers, Franks, Steaks
    Cody, WY, 307-587-9841,

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