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A co-packer is a company that manufactures and packages foods or other products for their clients.  Also known as contract packers, the services provided can additionally include:  R&D, warehousing, distribution, and other assistance depending on the size and capabilities of their plant. 

It's simple, you provide them the ingredients to make your food item and they do the rest.  It's a great way for a small business to ramp up production at a low cost.


Use the directories listed below to find a copackers.




Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences This is a directory that lists copackers in New York
Gourmet Business Directory This is a directory that lets you find copackers in all states
Massachussetts Energy & Environmental Affairs This is a directory that lists copackers in Massachussetts
PartnerSlate This is a platform that is free to food and beverage brands to find and connect with Co-packers and suppliers.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences List co-packers/manufacturers in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Specialty Food Co-Packers Directory This is a directory where you can find co-packers across the country and near you.  In addition to co-packers, this website also will have directories for incubators and shared use kitchens.
Specialty Food Resouce The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) , now called the Specialty Food Association, has a listing of nearly 700 contract packaging companies (co-packers).














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