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Arizona Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!

Arizona Co-Packers: Want to Sell Your Salsa, Preserves, Jams, Etc.? Learn About Using A CoPacker to Prepare It!

If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. That's fine for relatively small quantities, and if there is a licensed kitchen to rent nearby at a good cost. See this page for shared use kitchens in Arizona. But it may be less expensive (and less risky) for your new business to use a CoPacker to prepare their food, according to you recipe and process.

What is a co-packer?

Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies to sell.  These products range from nationally-known brands to private labels.  Entrepreneurs choose to use the services of copackers for many reasons.  Copackers can provide entrepreneurs with a variety of services in addition to manufacturing and packaging products.  They can often help in the formulation of the product.  The copacker may function only as a packer of other people's products or may be in business with his own product line.  They may be, in fact, manufacturing several competing products.  The range of services available from a copacker will vary depending on the size and experience of the copacker and the type of facilities and the capacity of their plant.

Choosing a Co-Packer

You will want to choose a co-packer who has experience making the type of product and packaging that you need.  You may also want to choose a co-packer that is located close to you or your source materials and/or market or distribution centers to reduce costs.

See this page for much, much more about co-packers, like advantages, disadvantages and how to choose a copacker.

The following list consists of companies in Arizona that have co-packing capabilities. This list is neither all-inclusive, nor is it meant to serve as an endorsement.

If you are a co-packer wishing to be added to this list, add your information here.

For Co-packers based in Mexico, see this page

Arizona Co-Packers

  • AZPACK -
    7303 S. Kyrene Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283. Phone: 480-449-7770. AZPACK offers only the finest quality packaging service and adheres to the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation. In 2009, AZPACK expanded operations to a new 240,000 square-foot facility to better meet our customers' demands. We currently have the capacity to package more than 100 million bottles annually. AZPACK can co-pack specialty-sized PET & HDPE.
    - Teas
    - Infused Water
    - Energy Drinks
    - Non-carbonated bottled drinks (including super fruit juice based dietary and nutrient supplements)
    Canning
    In July 2014 we added to our capacity by commissioning a second new Can Filler that helps us produce 1200 cans per minute.
    - Cold Fill Carbonated
    - Tunnel Pasteurization
    Packing, Testing, and Special Considerations
    We are proud to offer full microbiologic laboratory services for product testing and formulation; we are also capable of running Kosher, Halal, and non-GMO products.
  • Cahill Desert Products
    3400 West Osborn Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85017
    877-224-4557; 602-627-0402. Fax: 602-627-0404. Email: [email protected];
    Product: Prickly Pear Fruit products are their specialty. Fruit of the prickly pear cactus brings a unique flavor to their products and provides health benefits in the form of antioxidants, flavonoids, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. Private label also available.
  • Cerreta Candy Company
    5345 West Glendale Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    623-930-1000. Fax: 623-930-9085. Email: [email protected].
    Product: almond toffee and various sugar-free confections.
  • Cheri's Desert Harvest
    1840 East Winsett Street
    Tucson, AZ 85719
  • 800-743-1141. Fax: 520-623-7741. Email: . Email: [email protected];
    Description of services or product specialties: jellies, syrups, candies and bread mixes.

  • Cinnabar Specialty Foods
    1134 West Haining Street
    Prescott, AZ 86305
    866-293-6433. Fax: 928-778-4289. Email: [email protected];
    Product: chutneys, salsas, simmering sauces and marinades, rice and dal mixes.
  • Coyote Kitchen, Inc. -
    490 E Pima St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Phone: (602) 420-9337. Phoenix-based Coyote Kitchen, Inc. has a long heritage of producing high quality food products. The co-packing professionals at Coyote Kitchen can faithfully reproduce your recipes, then set up strictly regulated production and packing lines that will meet all your requirements - from consistency to sanitation - from taste to turnaround. Coyote Kitchen can ship worldwide, in any quantity, to any location. Call us today to see how we can meet your co-packing needs.
  • Urban Oven
    Contact: Gene Williams
    910 South Hohokam Drive, Suite 101
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    899-770-6836. Fax: 480-921-2477. Email: [email protected];
    Description of services or product specialties: Crackers

 

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