Using a Co-Packer

Choosing and Using a Co-packer (PDF)
This University of North Carolina publication provides information on the pros and cons of using a co-packer and offers guidance on finding and selecting a co-packer that is right for your business.

Consider a Co-Packer as a Risk Management Tool (PDF)
This Mississippi State Extension publication provides a helpful introduction to co-packing for those not familiar with the benefits, especially for new food manufacturers with limited resources to invest in a facility.

Food Processing Using a Co-Packer (PDF)
This Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension publication discusses why food entrepreneurs should consider using a co-packer, what to look for in choosing a co-packer, and how to identify the co-packer best suited for your business.

The Association of Contract Packagers and Manufacturers
The Contract Packaging Association is a national non-profit trade organization for the contract packaging industry.