Food Engineering/Manufacturing/co packer for start up business

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Question
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.

Answer
A few web sites that list co-packers are:
http://www.specialtyfoodresource.com/page/page/4205553.htm
http://www.findacopacker.com/
Leclerc Foods www.leclercfoodsprivate.com is in PA
Creative Energy Foods www.creativeenergyfoods.com is in CA
Maxi Crisp www.maxicrisp.com is in Canada
Galletas Vanessa www.galetasvanessa.com 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

Expertise

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

Experience

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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