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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi

I was wondering if anyone knew the term for a company that helps people manufacture and brain storm recipes? I saw a show on food network where people with great recipes that wanted to manufacture and distribute their product went to a 3rd party food manufacturer that helped them make the product and develop it.
Its an industry term for these companies but I can't remember the term. Do you know?

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
You need to find what is known as a Co Packer. They dont make your recipe, they take it and formulate it to make it manufacturing friendly and cost effective. They will take fresh herbs and replace them with either frozen or dried, use concentrates, pastes, and flavors to achieve in a plant in a VERY LARGE SCALE what you do at home. This all comes at a cost, find somebody locally that has the ability to run both, Pilot Plant test runs and then once approved they can then scale up to full size manufacturing.
Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yes, Co Packer, Thats it!

Thank you so much. That was a very useful answer.
I thought Id never get an answer but ended up getting the best one. :-)
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok, so if I have a great idea for a baked goods product and I don't have a commercial kitchen how could I go about realizing the product without getting my idea stolen from me? Having it made and packaged, and distributing the product is the challenge for me. Its a great idea. , Ive looked up co packer and it seems they do make and package as well..
post #5 of 7
Well maark you have just asked the million dollar question. Its not possible to keep someone from "stealing" your idea, most companies, including the one I work for has a group of ppl that specialize in doing what is called matchwork. We take other ppls products and match them so there is virtually no difference with nothing more than a label declaration and the nutritional panel. The best you can do is apply for a trademark so you own the formula, the recipe and the name but thats as good as its going to get. When you find a copacker you can enter into contracts that keep them from copying your formula, if you have a trademark it becomes against the law for them to use it or let anyone else use it for anything other than your product and finally you can force a confidentiality agreement. But make no mistake that if what you have is REALLY good there will be knock offs and some may even come from your copacker, all they have to do is make one small change and its no longer the same in the eyes of the laws of label identity. Good luck!
Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanks so much for the help
post #7 of 7
Maark,

I know up here in Ontario their is the guelph food technology centre that works with individuals and companies trying to do wha you are talking about. Might me worth checking with the nearest university to you that offer food technology programs and see what support you can get there.
Chef Bob


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Chef Bob


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