If you have created your own sauce and want to begin mass producing it to share with the world, then look into starting your own sauce company. Producing and bottling your homemade sauce on a large scale can be a difficult process that requires a lot of patience, research and planning.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Sauce recipe
- Bar codes
Order a batch of bottles from a website that are suitable for your sauce. If you are making a barbecue sauce or another type of thick condiment sauce, you may need to order bigger bottles. However, hot sauces require smaller bottles and therefore you may only need to order 142gr. varieties. Design a label that will be placed on your bottle. Try to make the label colourful and vibrant, something that will grab the attention of potential customers and make them want to try your sauce. Find a local printer that can print your design on labels.
Call your state's Department of Agriculture. They will have a list of all of the clean kitchens and co-packing facilities that are registered in your state.
Visit the website of Specialty Food Resource, which lists over 700 contract packaging companies all over the U.S., if you are not able to get in contact with the Department of Agriculture in your state or if you wish to see the listings in other states.
Obtain a listing of organic co-packing companies throughout the country if you create an organic sauce and want your sauce to be bottled by a company that follows industry standards for organic food products. A listing of organic co-packing companies can be found on the website of The Organic Pages.
Find a facility that has the capability to work with the type of bottles that you have ordered. Also keep price in mind when searching for a company that will bottle your sauce.
Tips and warnings
- It is very important to find a clean bottling facility that has passed all state health regulations when choosing a company to bottle your sauce.
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