co-manufacturing

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

Berner Food and Beverage is like few other contract manufacturers. With an award-winning research and development team, a commitment to consistency, and a thorough understanding of marketing, we offer a unique co-manufacturing partnership, allowing you to outsource your manufacturing needs with confidence. With Berner, you can be assured of a full range of capabilities, the highest levels of quality, responsiveness and confidentiality. Our stage-gate process—from development through pricing, plant trials, and then, final commercialization—offers a reliable project management system to ensure delivery on time, every time. Our recent state-of-the-art facility/plant expansion triples our footprint and brings new manufacturing lines, allowing us to continue to meet your needs for continued success.

CONSISTENT QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

Product consistency and quality is vital to your success. At Berner, we are completely committed to and invest heavily in food quality and safety, to ensure your brand is always protected. Our R&D and Quality Assurance teams play a critical role in your success, as their food science experience allows for accelerated development times and can avoid certain pitfalls in the development process. Product stability, food safety and thermal validation studies to meet FDA requirements are all paramount elements in delivering a quality product that ensures food safety to consumers. Our compliance with a variety of industry and customer certifications guarantees consistent performance and quality.

CAPABILITIES

Berner offers state-of-the-art manufacturing and packaging capabilities for foods and beverages in the dairy, cheese, protein, and coffee spaces. Our food science resources and zero recalls food safety record ensure your product’s quality and safety, and our packaging options offer a successful outcome for your business model. With strong project management expertise (including formulating, creating a process, and executing trial runs) and relationship management, we provide strong value that contributes to your success. Berner’s manufacturing facility is centrally located just outside of Chicago, providing a centralized freight and distribution solution for customers with national distribution networks. Our new plant expansion will triple our footprint, allowing us to add multiple new manufacturing lines, for increased capabilities and system efficiencies. We use multiple data sources to create customized market data analysis and insights to help aid you with decisions regarding growth areas and trends in the marketplace.

EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY

Today, Berner is the ‘go-to’ provider for several Fortune 100 companies and 65% of our business is in co-manufacturing. What does it take to become so successful? Ability, commitment, and our development together with our co-manufacturing customers. Berner can assist in both the formulating and process development of your product, and we offer a depth of experience in low acid retortable products. Our knowledge of FSMA and other regulatory elements ensure that products, claims and packaging meet the certifying and governmental agency requirements. Our portal access to POS syndicated data and on-site analyst can help you with market direction analysis and product development.

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quality that matters

Nothing is more important to us than the quality and consumer experience of your product. That is why we use only fresh producer milk—straightfrom the farm and never more than 4 hours old—to create your foods andbeverages. We aren’t just committed to the highest quality standards, we do what we say we are going to do, just like we have every day over the last 70 years. We combine operational excellence with flexible, tailored solutions to make your product all ‘yours’—and the best that it can be.

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