We are a spice/seasoning manufacturer. We have a co-manufacturer/labeler that sends us bottled liquid marinades.
Now we have around 2 different brands that are labeled on those bottles. In some cases, one brand sells more than the other. Management has asked me about this:
From a federal/regulation standpoint, Can we bring in those bottles unlabeled? And us to do the labeling? So we know how many of each brand to ship? Instead of one going unsold because that brand doesn’t sell? In my opinion it’s still the same as having it already labeled as long as we are not actually processing it (because it requires processing steps we don’t do here). Is it considered as a raw material since its unlabeled and supposedly needs to undergo some sort of process before it ships? I believe its not different but would like everyone’s opinion! Thanks!