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Texas 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 Texas. 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 Texas 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.

Texas Co-Packers

  • Absolutely World Class, Inc. -
    242 Cottonwood St. Abilene, TX 79601. Phone: 325-672-3000. Email: [email protected].
  • Afia Foods -
    12505 Alberta Ridge Trl Austin, TX 78726. Phone: 512-963-8963. Email: [email protected].
  • Amigos Canning Co. -
    600 Carswell San Antonio, TX 78226. Phone: 210-798-5360.Amigos can pack low-acid retorted foods
  • ATX Specialty Foods -
    P.O. Box 152289 Austin, TX 78715. Phone: 512-633-8904. Email: [email protected].. ATX Specialty Foods is entrepreneurial at its core having built and developed a successful private label of our own, Zilks Foods. Being at the forefront of product innovation, we understand the passion that drives small business owners to deliver unique products. We pride ourselves on developing open, honest and lasting relationships with our customers and value the benefit of long-term partnerships rather than simple one-time orders.
  • Azar Nut Company -
    1800 Northwestern, El Paso, TX 79912. Phone: 800-351-8178; 915-298-3091. Fax: 915-877-1186. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Kim Williams
    Description of services or product specialties: Kosher, Hard Candy, Mints, Nuts and Dried Fruits.
  • Bay Valley Foods -
    5310 Old Hwy. 90 West San Antonio, TX 78227. Phone: 210-436-5551.
  • Bartush-Schnitzius Foods Co. -
    1137 N. Kealy Lewisville, TX 75057. Phone: 972-219-1270.
  • Beer Dudes Canning - Copacker, Cold packing, Metal, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, We specialize in small and start-ups, Larger volumes only, Free Consulting services, Paid Consulting services
    1210 Duncan St, BLD 6, STE 100, Denton, TX 76205. Phone: (972) 454-4191. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions.  We have the ability to alcohol packaging at our location for wine and spirit based products. We offer TTB and state label assistance as well. We can carbonate and have the ability to use liquid nitrogen. Our smallest test batch is 15 gallons. Located in Denton County. Do you have an awesome idea for a beverage, but don't know where to begin? Are you overwhelmed at the thought of how much packaging the products will cost? Beer Dudes Canning has a solution. We have been part of the craft beverage industry for a long time and we have learned the ins and outs. Our knowledge allows us to take a concept to reality, whether it's the preparation, presentation, or perfection of your drink, we can make it happen. Our in-house cellarman can get your formula mixed and carbonated. Our art team can help get artwork finalized and onto a can. Our canning experts will get the product shelf-stable and distributor ready. Come check us out. (ADDED: March 19, 2021)
  • Canyon Specialty Foods - UPDATE for 2020, Their website and Facebook pages are gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me,
    111035 Switzer Ave. Dallas, TX 75238. Phone: 214-352-1771.
  • Claude's Sauces -
    935 Loma Verde El Paso, TX 79936. Phone: 915-858-4299.
  • Colgin - Professional Contract Packaging, Commercial Drink Packaging, Commercial Sauce Packaging, Contract Liquid Bottling, Contract Private Label Packaging
    4111 Mint Way, Dallas, TX 75237. Phone: (888) 226-5446. Fax (214) 951-8668. The Colgin Companies has more than 70 years' experience in bottling, labeling and packaging a variety of high-quality products. Choosing to partner with Colgin for contract packaging; or co-packing; affords companies the benefits of lower capital expenses for warehouse space, machinery and employees. We also offer complete compliance with all local, state and federal regulations, as we possess the necessary certifications and permits. Our FDA-approved and quality-controlled facility has the capacity to fill, label and package a wide range of liquid products in multiple industries, including the beverage industry.
  • Consolidated Mills Inc. -
    7190 Brittmoore, Suite 150 Houston, TX 77041. Phone: 713-896-4196. Houston based, Texas Company that has served the Foodservice Industry for almost 50 Years. Consolidated Mills offers a variety of manufacturing and packaging services to meet your food solution needs. Wet & Dry blending, Processed Foods, Private Label, Product Development, Nutritional Analysis, Small Production Minimums, Packaging Consultation with our vendor partners, Unmatched dedication to customer care.
  • County Fair Foods, Inc - UPDATE for 2020, Their website and Facebook pages are gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me,
    P.O. Box 827 Arlington, TX 76004. Phone: 817-265-0094.
  • Creative Food Works Inc. -
    1011 S. Acme Road San Antonio, TX 78237. Phone: 210-212-4761.
  • Eilenberger's Inc. -
    512 N. John Street Palestine, TX 75801. Phone: 903-729-2176. Eilenberger's only does baked goods.
  • Fischer Wieser Specialty Foods -
    411 S. Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Phone: 830-997-7194.
  • Gourmet Cuisine -
    214 South Town East Blvd. Mesquite, TX 75149. Phone: 972-996-2152.
  • Gourmet Recipe Experts, Inc. -
    3251 County Road 1503 Rusk, TX 75785. Phone: 903-339-2068.
  • Henrys Dream -
    6722 Carvel Lane Houston, TX 77074. Phone: 713-728-3333. Phone: 832-877-8227. Email: [email protected]. . If you wish to have a food product manufactured but do not want to do your own processing or have the capabilities to manufacture a food product, co-packing in an FDA Approved commercial kitchen may be a good option. In this arrangement, you would contract with an existing food manufacturer with a commercial kitchen, to run your product according to your production and quality control specifications. Henry's Dream Distributors, LLC co-packing capabilities make it easy to offer more brands in different categories. Located in Houston, Texas, the commercial kitchen facility can offer co-packing your existing products to your exact specifications. We can also help you develop new products. In either case, complete confidentiality is guaranteed. We will custom manufacture salsas, sauces, gourmet spices, specialty dips, jams and jellies, condiments of any type. Contact us via emai: or call our office to schedule and discuss making your dream come true - your product on a store shelf!
  • Heritage Family Specialty Foods -
    901 Santerre Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Phone: 800-648-2837. Phone: 972-660-6511. Fax: 972-249-0028. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Don Barnes
    Description of services or product specialties: Organic/Natural Baking Mixes, Full-line Condiments, Full-line Frozen, Other Sauces, Seasonings and Cooking enhancers, Full-line Spreads and Syrups.
  • Hill Country FoodWorks, LLC -
    215 E. Martin Luther King Jr Industrial Blvd Lockhart, TX 78644. Phone: 512-668-4796.
  • Jananna Foods -
    P.O. Box 1309 Kilgore, TX 75663. Phone: 903-984-2041 .
  • Jardine Foods -
    #1 Chisholm Trail Buda, TX 78610. Phone: 512-295-4600.
  • Jelco Foods -
    14114 Reeveston Rd. Houston, TX 77039. Phone: 281-794-4778.
  • National Food & Beverage -
    9000 Premier Row Dallas, TX 75247. Phone: 214-905-9700.
  • New Canaan Farms -
    5916 Hwy 290 W Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Phone: 512-858-7669.
  • Pack http://www.packnfresh.comN Fresh -
    1330 Post & Paddock, Ste 500 Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Phone: 888-703-7374. Phone:  469-478-2200.
  • Picklesmith -
    300 Green Ave. Taft, TX 78390. Phone: 361-528-4953.
  • PREP ATX Commercial Kitchens - Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, QA/QC Product testing services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Scale-up recipes, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, Other. We specialize in small and start-ups, Larger volumes only
    1300 East Anderson Lane, Building D, Austin, TX 78752. Phone: (512) 690-2080. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Austin's New Home for Food Businesses Reserve Your Kitchen Today!   Click here for our Facebook page. Located in Travis County. (ADDED: November 11, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Renfro Foods -
    P.O. Box 321 Ft. Worth, TX 76101. Phone: 817-336-3849.
  • Riba Foods Inc. -
    3735 Arc Street Houston, TX 77063. Phone: 713-975-7001.
  • Son Beverage Company -
    6896 Fairgrounds Parkway San Antonio, TX 78238. Phone: 210-733-7761 ext#101. Email: [email protected].  Son Beverage Company only cans cold-filled beverages.
  • Sunrise Mexican Foods -
    10310 Zodiac Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229. Phone: 214-634-2501 Ext 20. Email: [email protected].
    Co-packing & private labeling needs for a variety of items, Chef-driven trending products for multi-chain regional & national restaurants & much more, Healthy, minimally processed & convenient product, Lard Free, Gluten Free, MSG Free, and Proud member of Go Texan. They have been providing high quality "hand rolled,"​ fresh natural ingredient, chef-driven trending products for multi-chain regional and national restaurants, military, school, retail and street businesses for the past fifteen years. We provide high standard identifiable ingredient products through our proven traditional approach to preserve authenticity and guarantee quality. Our packaging options include 'boil in bag'​ cryo variations to bulk pack units. We have numerous kettles, combo-ovens, and slicing or grinding options to fulfill all your texture and particulate needs. We provide our customers with healthy, minimally processed and convenient product. Many of our products are lard free, gluten free, and MSG free.
  • TexaFrance -
    525 Round Rock W. Drive, Park West #390 Round Rock, TX 78681. Phone: 512-246-2500.
  • The Incubaker -
    1924 East 38 1/2 St. Austin, TX 78723. Phone: 512-240-6009.
  • The Spice Guild - Copacker, Product development services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Kosher, Certified Organic, Scale-up recipes, We can source (find) ingredients, Private labeling, We specialize in small and start-ups, Larger volumes only
    2522 109th Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Phone: (334) 799-5380. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions.  Dry blending facility with full service R&D facility staffed with food scientists. Located in Tarrant Count, Dallas area. (ADDED: July 08, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • The Ya-Hoo! Baking Company -
    5302 Texoma Parkway, Sherman, TX 75090. Phone: 800-575-9373. Fax: 903-893-5036. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Geoff Crowley
    Description of services or product specialties: Cakes/Pastries, Sugar-Free, Frozen Baked Goods, Frozen Desserts and Dessert Toppings.
  • Waco Bottling -
    209 Otis Drive, Woodway, TX 76712. Phone: 254-340-4679. Email: [email protected]. From hot filled to cold filled, we have you covered. Beverages, sauces, dry rubs, dressings, and more. Bag-n-box, portion packaging, and bottle filling from shots to 275 gallon totes. Large and Small Runs. Our jacketed tanks range from 30 to 1,500 gallons. We are capable of running small test batches and large production runs. Whatever your need might be, we are here to help you accomplish your goals. Many of our clients are looking for a co-packer that can run under a 1.5 million bottle batch. We help fill the niche market for these types of runs.
  • Zilks Foods, LLC -
    P.O. Box 152289 Austin, TX 78715. Phone: 512-633-8904.

Other Resources

If you still can't find a suitable co-packer for your product, see this organization:

  • Contract Packaging Association
    1833 Centre Point Circle, Suite 123
    Naperville, IL 60563. Email: [email protected];
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