DO YOU HAVE AN AWESOME SAUCE that you make and would like to make more of it but don't have the time?
Would you like to get it out into the market place but don't have the equipment to make the amount that you will need to satisfy your customers?
Do you have the time to do all that and at the same time to go out and promote and sell it?
WE CAN HELP YOU:
We are a State of Maine certified commercial kitchen operating in the town of Bridgton in the "heart of the lakes region". We are a small batch producer/co-packer; catering to the beginner or seasoned food producer that either doesn't have the extra cash to get started with equipment purchases, kitchen space, or the time to make multiple batches to keep your customers satisfied.
If you have your recipe formulated for small batches, have it labeled and have had it tested for ph, water activity and shelf life by a certified lab, we can make and bottle your sauce for you.
We have been in the food industry for over 12 years and produce over 75 products under our own label "Beast Feast Maine". Our products are in over 60 retail locations and are used in the commercial food industry, ie, restaurants, delis, and pubs. Not only do we co-pack for clients, we also private labels some of our recipes for a variety of retailers.
ADVANTAGES OF USING US AS YOUR CO-PACKER:
* Significantly reduce start up costs: capital cost for equipment and
kitchen facilities can be huge.
* Eliminate overhead costs, ie, staffing, electricity, oil, propane.
* Allow you the time necessary to meet people and Introduce your
product to the market more readily to see if it's a product people
will want and use before your move forward with investing in
equipment etc. to produce large volumes on your own.
* We have the ability to buy packaging and ingredients in bulk to
produce your product so you can be competitive in the market
* Assist you in labeling, testing and nutritional information if
* Security in knowing that your recipe is safe and will not to be
taken or used by someone who is not a certified commercial
*We work with our clients confidentially and sign a non disclosure
agreement/contract to protect the recipe and its production
limitations solely for the client unless otherwise agreed upon.
WHAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:
*We can produce your shelf stable, acidified sauce, such as BBQ's,
ketchups, marinades, dressings, etc.
*Mix and package dry spice/herb blends.
*Provide UPC labels (universal product code)
*Provide product labels (price included in overall pricing structure
unless labels are provided)
*Provide you with contact info for testing labs if needed.
*Label layout and design.
*Connect you with potential local distributors.
*Provide you with info relating to craft show events, fairs, food
events that may be of interest to you to help you promote/sell
*We keep your recipes and personal information private. We do
not disclose that your products are produced by us without your
WHAT WE DO NOT HELP YOU WITH:
*Insurance-you MUST have liability insurance to sell your products
to the public whether directly or indirectly through retailers,
wholesalers, or the general public.
*Products that contain fresh fruits or vegetables that require
slicing, dicing, chopping, or puree'ing. We use canned, dried, or
*Products that contain animal proteins such as meat, poultry, fish,
*Cold pack products; (with the exception of dry
seasoning/herbs and herb blends), all products must require
*No mayonnaise based products such as tartar sauce, Aioli sauces,
*Products that contain eggs, nuts, other known allergens, or
chemical preservation ingredients.
*We do not do "canning" or products that require a "hot bath".
*We are not a Kosher or organic certified producer.
*We will not assist you in "creating" your product.
*We cannot guarantee that you product will sell or be well recieved
by the public.
*Provide "in house" testing for pH, water activity, and shelf life. (this
is a requirement you must have prior to us producing your
*We do not offer warehousing or storage of your finished product.
Finished products must be picked up within two days of
notification of completion or a "holding" fee may be assessed.
* We do not under any circumstances offer terms or financing. All
products must be paid for upon completion and or prior to being
released. Product will not be released to a third party without
prior payment in full.
*Pick up or transportation must be provided by the client (you). We
do not load trucks or palletize your finished products. (special
situations may require our assistance, if so, we will discuss the
options as they arise)
* We are not responsible for damages that may occur during
loading of the finished products or after they leave our facility.
*We are not responsible for product failures after they leave our
facility due to tampered seals, (products are sealed with tamper
evident seals when produced), broken packaging (cracks,
punctures, broken bottles), or going out of code due to
inactivity/lack of sales.
*NOTE* Separation is not a product failure or product defect,
separation is a natural occurrence, that may or may not occur.
Product labels MUST state"shake well, refrigerate after opening".
*Each initial product produced will be made in the batch size** that
your original recipe makes. The fee for this "TEST" batch will be
based on the ingredients, packaging, and time it takes to produce
the product, our current fee is $50 per hour. If the first batch is
not to your liking, we will produce a second (and a third batch if
necessary) at the same rate as for the first batch.
**Most often we produce the first batch on a larger scale that will
be used for subsequent batches in order to produce a sufficient
volume for resale. This process saves you money in the long run
by eliminating multiple batches.
*Pricing is negotiated after batch approval and if you choose to
move forward by having us co-pack your product depending upon
market pricing for the ingredients and packaging material. The
prices are typically based on the number of bottles produced
which may vary slightly from batch to batch (+/- a bottles or two).
*Your presence is not required for production of your product and
we prefer that you are not present due to insurance requirements
and kitchen production scheduling.
*Orders for production must be written and submitted via a letter,
PO (purchase order), email, or text. Verbal orders will not be
*Help with label design and layout is billed at $50 per hour.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
*Your recipe with method of prep, any special
instructions/processes, and cook time.
*Ingredient list; please be brand specific if necessary, as an
example, Heinz brand or store brand.
*Measurements in ounces and pounds, NOT grams/mL, teaspoons,
tablespoons, cups, or 1/2 can, 1/4 bag, 2/3 of package, etc.
*Quantity that the recipes make, number of bottles/jars.
*Test result documentation from a certified lab.
Please contact Dana anytime via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
text message anytime at 207 831-0737
call 207 647-2746 between 9AM and 3PM
to schedule an appointment or with any questions
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