Let's work through the details.
There are many variables that go into producing FDA regulated food products like compliance, ingredients, production capability and capacity, container size and shape.
It's nearly impossible for us to give you a quote on producing the product without having these variables detailed in order to make that assessment. The Blue Ridge Food Ventures copacking assessment process helps our staff determine if your product, process and company are a good fit for our facility.
This process can be times consuming -- sometimes up to 3 months or more. It is imperative that time, diligence and attention are given to this process so that mistakes aren't costly and time consuming.
If you're interested in BRFV copacking your product, please follow these steps.
Start the paperwork process. It's only necessary to fill out the Non-disclosure Agreement and the Customer Information Sheet to start this process. The BRFV Copacking Checklist and Contract are for your review.
Download these documents:
Please return the Signed NDA and the Customer Information sheet to Michael McDonald. If this seems like a good fit, we'll ask you to sign a contract before the prototype run.
Once the signed documents are returned, a BRFV staff member will contact you via email to set up a phone call to assess your product.
If your product and process is a good fit, then BRFV staff will work with you to set up a time to perform a prototype run. As a note, you will only get a very small amount of product out of this run, so don't expect to take enough product home with you to have an impact in retail markets. Plus, the product will most likely need to be inspected by a regulatory agency before that happens.
After the prototype production, staff members should be able to give you an idea what your per unit price should be. They'll also be able to tell you what the daily maximum production capacity is and how many production days per month you could potentially have available for production days.
Once all the paperwork and all other prerequisites are completed, full productions would be available to you.