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#1 Tonya Parker

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:20 PM

If a product is made and brought in as a "raw material" and it is further processed (ie cooked and packed in a bottle, nothing else done to the product) would the company who makes the "raw material" be considered a contract manufacturer?  Thanks in advance!

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:29 PM

I think they are a supplier of a raw material into you process...and not a contract manufacturer.


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:15 PM



If I ran a food company and I had ABC Food Packing manufacturer a product for me and they prepared it, labeled and packaged it for me and then either shipped to me or to our customers and me, etc. etc that would be a contract manufacture.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 10:30 PM

Thanks for the information.  I would surely have placed it under being made by a co-manufacturer since it is a product made for us by another company.  Seems to be a very cloudy subject in my opinion.  I certainly appreciate the feedback!

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:02 PM

maybe i am not getting the question right... what domicile is on the retail pack? yours or suppliers? or SCC


if its your domicile they they are a co -packing

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 05:29 AM

Hi Tonya,


This is a supplier from what you have described.


2.3.4 Implementation Guidance
What does it mean?
Contract manufacturers are facilities that are contracted by the SQF certified supplier to produce, process, pack, and/or store part of all of one or more products included in the supplier’s product scope.





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