Food Engineering/Manufacturing/co packer for start up business


I am an entrepreneur looking for a co packer company to package granola bars in Missouri or nearby but am having difficulty finding one. Can you give me some advise on probable co packers for small business.

A few web sites that list co-packers are:
Leclerc Foods is in PA
Creative Energy Foods is in CA
Maxi Crisp is in Canada
Galletas Vanessa is in TX
All say the do energy or cereal bars. I could not find any in MO, but you could ask the food science department at the University of Missouri.

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J. Peter Clark


How various processed foods are made; ways to improve manufacturing; how to make a new food product.


Employment history: Research Engineer, U.S.Agricultural Research Service, Associate Professor Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Director of Research, Continental Baking Company, President, Epstein Process Engineering, Inc., Vice Presdent Technology, Fluor Daniel, Inc., Consultant to the Process Industries

Organizations: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Fellow) Institute of Food Technologists, American Association of Cereal Chemists, American Association of Candy Technologists, American Society of Agricultural Engineers,

Publications: Several Encyclopedias (Kirk and Othmer, Chemical Technology; Food Science, Food Technology and Nutrition; Wiley Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology; Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems); five books, two book chapters; numerous journals.

Education: BSChE Notre Dame PhD University of California, Berkeley

Awards: AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award 1998

Clients: Major food processing and pharamaceutical companies.

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