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Maryland Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!
Maryland 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 Maryland. 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 Maryland 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.
J. V. Gokal & Co., P. LTD.
204 King Farm Road,
Rockville, MD 20850. Phone:
240-812-2039. Fax: 310-330-4512. Email: [email protected].
Contact: Dev Menon
Description of services or product specialties: Organic/Natural Tea, Ready to Drink Coffee, Tea,
Concentrates and Powders.
- Mama Vida, Inc.
9631 Liberty Road, Suite N,
Randallstown, MD 21133. Phone:
410-521-0742. Fax: 410-521-0785.
Contact: Nila Mechali
Description of services or product specialties: Chutney/Relish, Salad Dressing, Salsa/Dips, Tapanades, Marinades and
Pemberton's Foods - co-packer
Maine. Phone:800.255.8401.Produces shelf stable canned foods
- Maryland Packaging - Commercial Kitchen, Co Packing, Commercial juicing, Logistics, Cold Storage, USDA certified organic,
kosher, gluten-free co-packing facility
7030 Troy Hill Dr # 500, Elkridge, MD 21075. Phone: (410)
540-9700. Email: [email protected]. We offer: Co-packing; Product development, Food safety and quality
counseling; HACCP plan consulting, Distributor Support, Kosher Compliance Counseling; Ingredient purchasing, Warehousing, Cold Storage, Logistics as
well as HPP. We offer commercial kitchen space as well as commercial juicing.
- Mid Atlantic Foods
1842 Broad Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. Phone: 410-957-4100. Fax: 410-957-1077
Description of services or product specialties: Meat and poultry products.
- Tulkoff Food Products, Inc.
2301 Chesapeake Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21222. Phone: 800-638-7343; 410-327-6585. Fax: 410-327-7033. Email: [email protected].
Email: [email protected].
Contact: Michael S. Tulkoff, Director of Specialty Sales; Ruth Bohls, Director
This firm does not
work with start-up companies. Their target customer is
someone who wants high quality, food safety, attention to detail and
responsiveness (GFSI SQF and
BRC certified) -Those seeking to step up in
quality for their existing business
-Those who have outgrown their present packer
-A firm which may be able to utilize our bi-coastal manufacturing plants,
although not necessarily
-An "intermediate sized" firm using approximately 8,000-16,000 gallons
annually of products
-Users of cold or hot fill condiments, dressings, sauces, et al.
If you still can't find a suitable co-packer for your product, see
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step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on
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