Co-pack Application

Credit Application

Nondisclosure Letter

For further information, call Jim at 317-201-3767, or email at

Co-Packing and Private Labeling is a Riba Foods Strength

As the Original Master Roaster of traditional Mexican Salsas, our 30 years of manufacturing experience has delivered on our goal of providing the highest-quality fire-roasted products to consumers. During this time, we’ve developed a variety of new products as well as expanded our manufacturing capabilities to meet growing demand. Our 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art roasting facility operates two shifts a day as we continue to develop and bring to market new products. And our 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse can hold 1,000 pallets of goods.

As a result, one of our strengths is working with other food companies to both co-pack and/or private label our salsas, dips and sauces.

Why Co-Pack with Us

Riba Foods will work with you to develop custom formulations (or use your existing recipes) to develop high-quality, national brand equivalent or better products guaranteed to satisfy your consumer.

  • We provide a variety of product categories, including:
    – Salsas, Chilis, Quesos/Cheese Dips, Bean Dips
    – Ethnic Cuisines: Italian, Cajun/Creole, Indian
    – Salad Dressings, Vinaigrettes
    – Sauces, Glazes
  • We use fresh ingredients, fire-roasted the traditional Mexican way
  • Our small batch expertise will create restaurant-quality finished goods that are sure to deliver on your quality pledge
  • We can formulate artisanal recipes designed to please the most discriminating consumer palate.
  • Riba Foods’ versatility allows for the manufacture of an endless combination of flavor profiles to suit your consumers’ demanding lifestyle.
  • SQF Level II Certified

Getting Started

In helping folks develop their own labels, we’ve found that no two projects are the same. Some are extremely simple and inexpensive. Others are very labor intensive and costly. To best determine what is in everyone’s best interest, we have developed a process that allows us to help you reach your goal efficiently and economically.

  • We first ask that you complete a simple “Co-pack Application”, providing pertinent information about you, your organization and your goals. From that, we can better determine what will be involved in your product development.
  • We’ll then meet to discuss specifics of product character and development and overall messaging; in many cases, it is handled by phone and email. Primarily, our discussion is to determine recipes, containers, labels and quantities.
    We identify and discuss any packaging parameters, images, need for an identity, closure options, etc.
  • As we move forward, we also ask that credit be established prior to recipe development. You can use the attached “Credit Application” or your own “Credit Letter”. Should you decide not to establish credit, we require that all orders be prepaid prior to production.
  • If we are using recipes that you provide, we will sign a “Nondisclosure Agreement” with you.
  • Test recipes normally take two to three weeks to complete, depending on timing and availability of raw materials.

Start-Up Costs

Cost considerations vary depending on how labor intensive your project is. Startup costs are normally broken down into recipe development and label cost and production cost.

  • Recipe Development
    In the event you want to develop a brand using recipes that Riba Foods owns and we are willing to share with you, there is little or no cost assuming limited meeting and conferences. If we use your recipes, a $750.00 non-refundable deposit is required for your startup project. This covers the costs associated with delivering to you a recipe which falls within our production capabilities and expertise. Once you approve the recipe, you will be given a production cost per jar which includes all non-custom ingredients/components necessary for your product to be sellable. Any costs that will require custom ordering will be borne by the customer at their expense.
  • Label Design, Cost and Production
    The label design and production are usually the responsibility of the client. The price that Riba Foods quotes for producing your product includes applying the label to the container.

Please keep in mind that when you develop your label, costs can vary drastically depending on complexity. The basic elements of developing a label are design, art prep, printing plates, adherence to label specs, cutting die and production costs. Here are some considerations that may be helpful to new clients in developing the label(s) that best suits them.

  • Simple designs can be created on a personal computer and refined (art prep) by the printing company at very little cost. Riba Foods utilizes a designer that produces quality artwork at reasonable costs.
  • Printing plates will vary depending on the number of colors in the label.
  • Cutting die cost can be minimized if the printing company will allow you to use a pre-existing die.
  • Production cost will vary depending on the number of colors and quantity printed. Usually, about 25,000 labels are the first good break on pricing.

Should you wish, Riba Foods can help with the design and development of your label at a reasonable cost. We can also recommend the company that we use for the printing of labels, though you may use your own company. We would ask that prior to production, you ask us about the specifications/dimensions for label rolls.

For further information, call Jim at 317-201-3767, or email at