Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies to sell. There are two main reasons to use a co-packer:
No need for money to build a facility, buy equipment, buy permits, or hire employees.
Federal, provincial and municipal regulations can be complex and time-consuming. By using a co-packer, you could avoid much of this.
There are, of course, disadvantages, two of which are higher costs and loss of control over your product. But if you're just starting out, or looking to expand beyond the farm gate, co-packing is a viable option.
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