If you own a food company and are planning to outsource some or all of your production, you may be somewhat uncertain about which company to engage with as it is important to ensure you select the right Food Contract Manufacturing partner.
In this article, we will provide some valuable tips on how to ensure you are engaging with the right contract food manufacturer.
- Check the existing laws they follow as a company
Contract manufacturing in Australia must follow a strict set of rules in terms of safety, productivity and compliance. You need to ensure that prospective contract food manufacturing companies on your list adhere to good manufacturing processes that guarantee quality for your products and safety for your consumers. Further, food safety laws and compliance markers all need to be met by food manufacturing companies you plan to work with.
- Do your research
Instruct a key member of your staff to perform thorough research on food manufacturing companies you wish to partner with in the future. Don’t just assign a third-party firm to conduct the investigation on your behalf. It is of vital importance that you obtain unbiased and accurate information so that you can make the best decision. Check the track record of contract food manufacturing companies by checking out referrals, credentials, and reviews from fellow industry members or bodies.
- Conduct a physical inspection and meeting with potential partners
Sealing a deal with a food contract manufacturing company should only be done after you have performed a thorough inspection of their manufacturing facility. Important considerations during your site visit includes inspecting cleanliness, hygiene, existing workforce, and the overall working conditions of its workers. Apart from these tangibles, you also need to confirm their certifications and license to operate as a contract food manufacturer in Australia.
Now that you are equipped with some helpful tips on how to go about choosing the right food manufacturing companies, we would encourage you to call us on 03 9358 6388 to schedule an appointment with us today.