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FAQ

Q: What are the minimums:

A: Packaging Specifications

Minimum Runs per SKU for bottles and containers stocked by Brooks’ Bottling (please refer to the packaging spec sheet to view what bottles and containers are stocked):

  • 5oz to 8oz (packed 12): First run 150 Cases, Each Additional Run 150 Cases.
  • 10oz to 32oz (packed 12): First run 75 Cases, Each Additional Run 100 Cases.
  • 64oz (packed 6): First Run 78 Cases, Each Additional Run 156 Cases.
  • 128oz (packed 4): First Run 44 Cases, Each Additional Run 88 Cases.

Minimum Runs per SKU for any bottles and containers that are NOT stocked by Brooks’ Bottling (please refer to the packaging spec sheet to view what bottles and containers are stocked):

  • 5oz to 8oz (packed 12): First run 200 Cases, Each Additional Run 200 Cases.
  • 10oz to 32oz (packed 12): First run 150 Cases, Each Additional Run 200 Cases.
  • 64oz (packed 6): First Run 78 Cases, Each Additional Run 156 Cases.
  • 128oz (packed 4): First Run 44 Cases, Each Additional Run 88 Cases.

Q: When is payment due?

A: All clients have a 10 day credit term established from the start. A 1.5% monthly interest rate is charged on all overdue invoices.

Q: Can you store my product?

A: We do not have the warehousing available to store products. When the product is complete, it must be picked up or freight can be arranged for an additional charge.

Q: How long does the process take?

A: There is no set timing on when the process will be complete. Each project is its own and depends on a number of factors to determine a completed date. We can establish an individual timeline once we have discussed which step you are on in the production process.

Q: What are your certifications?

A:

  • We have a full HACCP program in place for all product produced and bottled.
  • We are NSF Level One Global (www.nsf.org).
  • Better Process Control for Acidified Foods Certified

Q: What will it cost to bottle my product?

A: There are many factors that determine the cost, such as package type, ingredients, case count, expected line efficiency, labor costs, utility costs, etc. Once we have a signed confidentiality agreement and signed co-packing agreement on file and have reviewed your recipe, we will be able to provide a you with a general quote.

Q:  What is a scheduled process form?

A:  It is a complete evaluation of how a food product is made, including all the steps of preparation, ingredients and packaging. It also evaluates and dictates formulation, critical control points, processing steps and storage.

Q: Do I need a GTIN?


Not necessarily. You can purchase a “Global Trade Item Number” (GTIN) that is a unique UCC Company Prefix from GS1 US that exclusively controls the assignment of numbers. This may be a better option if you are planning to sell your products to a distributor or a retailer and it may even be required from them. Check with the purchaser to confirm. Another option is to purchase an individual UPC code from EZUPC, which still gives you a code to use but your products would not be assigned a specific UCC Company Prefix.

If you have questions outside of the FAQ section or this website, please call us at 607-437-4215 or online through our contact page.

Success Stories

  • We tried three or four different copackers for our homemade pasta sauces, with no success. Then we found Brooks', and it's been a great relationship. If you care about your product and the way it's going to be made, you're going to want to find a partner who can treat it with respect. That's what we found with Brooks'.

    -- Piero Lisio, Little Venice Restaurant, Binghamton

  • With Brooks', I was able to get a shelf-ready product that I could then take to grocery stores and specialty markets. From tweaking the recipe to helping with paperwork, Brooks' made my sassy salad sauce more commercially appealing.

    -- Liz Dawson, Main Street Grill and Bakery, Afton

  • Brooks' does an incredible job -- they follow through on everything they say they're going to do. We wanted to make sure that the sauce we serve on all our steaks is exactly the same. We went to Brooks', who helped us and then suggested we bottle it. They take your product and bring it to fruition.

    -- Angelo Mazzone, Mazzone Hospitality, Clifton Park

  • Brooks’ Bottling Company was a revelation to us. They were able to recreate our recipes to USDA regulations and, more importantly, recreate the exact same taste of our sauces. At Brooks’, they go out of their way to meet your needs and have become an intrinsic asset in our business. They are good, down-to-earth, honest people who you can relate to and like. We will be doing business with them for as long as they will have us.

    -- Jamar White, Buffalo Boss

  • As we grow our brand we know that the team at Brooks’ Bottling Company is right here beside us with incredible attention to detail and always on-time delivery.

    -- Joe Moran, Jake’s Grillin’