Benefits of working with a small batch co-packer?

You’ve got your recipe ready and you want to bring your gluten-free product to the world. What is next? Well, now you’ve got to pick your co-packer. There are many key factors that you have to think about when choosing your co-packer. What kind of run size do you want? How trustworthy are they? Can it save you money?

These are all things you need to consider when choosing your co-packer. From small batches to our customer service here are some of the benefits of working with a small batch co-packer!

Our Small Batches

At GF Blends we run small batches. This can be ideal for some small businesses that want to create a gluten-free product but want to start small. We have 25-50 lb bags and start run sizes that start at as little as 350 lbs. We have many options depending on the needs of your gluten-free product. 

Because of our small batch sizes, this can ensure that the product is of the best quality. When you start the manufacturing process at GF Blends, after we review your recipe we send you test samples. From there you can order a small run size or a bigger run size of over 100,000 pounds.

If you’re adding a product to an existing line of gluten-free products this can be extremely beneficial. Test runs are important when trying new recipes for your gluten-free line. From test, runs to small product runs, GF Blends can help.

When Working with a Small Batch Co-Packer There is a Reduced Risk of Contamination 

With our small batch sizes, there is a reduced risk of cross-contamination. After each run, we make sure to clean and sanitize our equipment. At larger facilities, it’s easy for contamination to happen with multiple different runs being done at the same time. 

Cross-contamination can be dangerous and lead to foodborne illness. Some people living with celiac are prone to sickness when coming into contact with as little as 5 PPM (parts per million). It’s very important to prevent this. At GF Blends, we are a completely gluten-free facility and test with GlutenTox®

At our facility, we take the time to ensure that nothing is being contaminated. We have dedicated lines to gluten and allergen-free. Our Red Line is gluten-free, and our white line is allergen-free from the top 9 allergens. Both are gluten and soy-free. 

We can also do quality control. GF Blends only uses the best ingredients from suppliers we trust. Doing this helps quality control and ensures your gluten-free product is the best it can be. 

It Can be Cost-effective

By choosing a small batch co-packer you can save money. For one, you’re not running around town making sure you have every ingredient. We do that for you! But also by doing small runs, you can put some money back into your business. 

Not only does it save you money but you can save time as well. Without having to measure every single ingredient out, only adding wet ingredients to your gluten-free dry mix, you can save so much time. This also saves your employees time and they can work on other tasks.

Gluten and allergen-free is our specialty. We do it right. We strive to have the best quality production and distribution. This can save you a lot of money in the long run when you’re working with a co-packer you know and trust. 

We Have Great Flexibility and Customer Service

GF Blends has been in business since 2009 and has over 13 years of co-packing experience. We are flexible and want to work with you and what you need for your product. We’ve worked with 100 customers. Every client is different and we work with you to address your unique needs.

GF Blends is with you every step of the way from blending your dry-mix product to shipping it out. We have a passion for growing your business. Our main goal is your satisfaction. We do this with honesty, clear communication, integrity, and we listen to what you need. 

We want to build long-term relationships with our partners to understand and fulfill their goals and what their customers require. 

There Are Many Benefits to Working With a Small Batch Co-Packer

Not only is it more beneficial to work with a small batch co-packer, it can save you so many things. At GF Blends we work with you and your needs. Not sure what box size you want? Or how much product you want to order? We can help, contact us here give us a call, or schedule a time to talk with us to get started on your gluten-free journey today!

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