5 Reasons Why Your Bakery Needs to Work With a GF Co-Packer

Are you interested in selling gluten-free products at your bakery? Working with a gluten-free co-packer is the way to go. It can help save you time, energy, and money while ensuring that your product is gluten-free. Partnering with a gluten-free co-packer can help meet the demands of your customers. This can also help with expanding your range of products while providing more options for people living with celiac or gluten intolerance.

GF Blends is one of the few dedicated gluten-free co-packers in the food manufacturing industry. We are a gluten and allergen-free co-packer that can work with you and your needs. If you are still on the fence about it, here are 5 reasons why your bakery needs to work with a gluten-free co-packer.

#1: Small Batches and Bags Sizes in Dedicated Facilities

Small batches and bag sizes are one of our specialties. We have bulk bags of product starting at 25 lbs and 50 lbs. With these small runs, we can produce as little as 350 lbs of product per recipe. Small batches like this help ensure that your product is exactly the way you want it to be and no matter how quickly you go through the product you can order in small enough quantities that it does not limit your cash flow.

Small batches like this also ensure no cross-contamination. Because you don’t have to mix the dry ingredients in your bakery, this decreases the likelihood of accidental cross contamination with other dry ingredients that are not gluten-free. This is good for you and your customers, knowing that from facility to bakery the product is not contaminated. 

We can help you with gluten-free products that include allergens or need to be allergen-free in a separate facility. We have two facilities at GF Blends, the red line and the white line. The red line is gluten-free and contains 3 common allergens like dairy, eggs, and tree nuts. If you need both gluten-free and allergen-free from the top 9 allergens, then your product will be made in a separate facility on our allergen-free white line. Both lines are soy-free. 

It’s important to know what is going into your products so that you can keep your recipe and flavors consistent as you grow. Working with GF Blends provides quality assurance for your bakery and guarantees your product(s) is gluten-free even in small batches. 

#2: It Will Save You Time and Energy

Saving time and energy is a key factor when running a business. We take care of everything from sourcing the ingredients to making the dry mix to packaging your recipe in bulk bags and shipping it to your location. Once your recipe is set with GF Blends and we have your product exactly how you like it, you go from driving around town to make sure you have all the ingredients, to sending us an email to re-order your customer’s favorite recipe. 

In the long run, bulk bags save time and energy for your employees as well. After receiving your dry mixes, all your employees have to do is follow the recipe, add the wet ingredients to the pre-made gluten-free mix, and then bake it in the oven. This means less time pulling out multiple ingredients over and over, instead, you bring out one dry mix and measure once. Some recipes have 8 different dry ingredients, so taking the time to combine them and mix them in bulk bags with a GF co-packer saves your team time, and makes them more efficient! 

Managing your time and energy in the long run, can help your business save time and energy, and can help you and your team be more successful.

#3: It Will Save You Money

We source the ingredients for your product making sure they are the highest quality and most reliable ingredients. We have over 300 ingredients we work with, and if you need something we don’t have, we have relationships with quality suppliers and manufacturers so we will do everything we can to find exactly what you need. 

You don’t have to go out and get the ingredients yourself! This is a huge cost saver. As co-packers for gluten-free dry mixes, we use a variety of ingredients for a variety of clients, so that means we can get some items at a lower cost than you would find at the grocery store. Our goal is that you don’t overspend on ingredients, and you don’t have to spend your money on ingredients that don’t taste the way you want. 

Working with GF Blends also guarantees that your product is gluten-free, we follow SQF protocols and inspect each product before it comes into our facility. We also run GlutenTox tests to make sure everything that comes in is gluten-free. We only use ingredients from suppliers that we know and trust, so you’re in good hands. 

Using trusted and rightfully sourced ingredients is especially important for gluten-free products, without this you may not know if a product is truly gluten-free. At GF Blends we want to take the mystery out, so you know exactly what is in your product. This makes it easier for you to stand by your product and support your customers, and increase their confidence in your products too. Overall, this will save you money because you don’t have to start this process from the ground up. 

#4: We Ship Directly to You

Something that also saves you time is that once your product is ready you don’t have to come and pick it up, we can ship it directly to you. We can ship your product anywhere you like. Without the fuss of picking up your product, you can redirect your time towards other things.

When you’re busy it can be hard to make time to add yet another thing to your schedule, but when we ship straight to you, you don’t have to worry about trying to fit one more thing into that busy schedule. We do everything we can to make it convenient and easy. 

#5: You Can White Label Our Recipes

Did you know at GF blends you can white label our products and sell them as your own? It’s true!  What is white labeling? We have a product line that GF Blends has developed, tasted, and tested, that even people who don’t need to eat gluten-free love. You can label it under your own name and brand and jumpstart right into adding gluten-free products into your bakery. 

You can use our products in your bakery and even sell the mixes at your bakery without all the hassle of starting from scratch. That way you don’t have to come up with your own recipes. It’s already been created for you. Some of the products that we have available to white label are pancakes, waffles, brownies, cornbread, and more. If you have an idea or you want to proceed with white labeling let us know! 

Overall Bakeries Save Time, Money & Prevent Cross Contamination When They Work with a GF Co-Packer

There are many reasons that your bakery needs to work with a gluten-free copacker. From our small batches for custom recipes and dry mixes to our white label options, saving you time and money.  Gluten-free products at your bakery are not only beneficial for you but for your customers too. Working with a gluten-free co-packer can save you time and energy when stepping into the gluten-free baking or expanding the products you provide. Contact us here and we can help you get started today.

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