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Contract Manufacturing

As a trusted contract manufacturer, we work provide aseptic processing and packing services to leading global brands. When you work with Gehl Food & Beverage and California Natural Products, you know you’ve found a partner that will work with you to bring your product to life and support your continued growth. 


While we produce many products, our specialty is aseptic contract manufacturing. Aseptic processing protects the quality of your products by locking in fresh flavor without preservatives. 

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Why Partner with Gehl Food & Beverage and CNP? 


Confidence. Peace of Mind. Just two of the reasons that leading brands choose Gehl Food & Beverage and California Natural Products as their contract manufacturing partner. 


When you’ve chosen us, you know you have chosen the right partner. We have maintained a strong reputation for developing and manufacturing great tasting, high quality food and beverage for global brands since 1896. 


 

 

Quality.

We know product quality and safety are your top priorities. They’re ours as well. We operate at a pharmaceutical level of quality assurance and our aseptic processes are audited according to GFSI standards and maintain an A rating.

Learn About Our Quality and Food Safety Practices. 

 

 

 

Expertise.

With over 125 years of experience, our expertise in aseptic contract manufacturing is unmatched. We are here to guide your team to success throughout the entire commercialization process. 

 

 

Partnership.

We want to grow with you. Some of our partners have been working with us for more than 20 years. 

 

 

 

Diverse Capabilities.

We have a wide variety of packaging formats, sizes and functionality to fit your specific needs. In addition, we provide vertical integration opportunities through our ingredients and packaging practices

 

 

Consistency.

Our specialized aseptic process delivers consistency. Instead of running many small batches, we focus on large, standardized batches, reducing recipe variations. This process ensures the first package is guaranteed to taste like the last and preserves fresh taste and nutrition.

 

 

A Pioneer

The Benefits of Aseptic Contract Manufacturing

Gehl Food & Beverage and California Natural Products aseptic products are ready-to-serve and packed in convenient packages that fit the needs of your consumers. Our secret is an advanced aseptic process that locks in freshness without refrigeration. Aseptic processing allows food and beverage products to achieve sterility through a rapid process of heating and cooling. This process creates a commercially sterile product that won’t spoil. Packaging materials are also pre-sterilized, then filled with sterile ingredients and sealed. This airtight seal and sterile environment allows a 12 – 18 month ambient shelf life without compromising taste. 

 

 

Consumer Benefits
Food Quality
  • Consistent quality and guaranteed fresh flavor
  • Minimized employee contact to ensure our machinery and environment remains sterile
Health Benefits
  •  Cleaner labels, healthier products
Convenient
  •  Products are ready to eat and commercially sterile without the use of preservatives
Cost Benefits
Flexible Packaging
  • Ambient-filled product allows for extensive packaging
Convenience
  • Easy to use and convenient products! Store without refrigeration for up to 18 months
Simplified Distribution
  •  Ambient products reduce cost of shipping and warehousing

Our Contract Manufacturing Process

As your long-term partner, we will be there for you throughout the entire process. Our contract manufacturing partnership begins with a clear plan that includes: 

  • An Established Timeline
  • Process Planning
  • Quality Auditing
  • Packaging Validation
  • Procurement
  • Plant Trials
  • Sample Production

Our contract manufacturing process is flexible to meet your specific needs. Depending on your product and requirements, we can also provide the following to complete your product. 
 

 

Packaging:

We understand packaging is an important component of brand reputation and recognition and can assist with custom bottle development and label design. Our aseptic packaging and filling solutions are flexible enough to accommodate your needs. Our resources provide a wide range of packaging configurations to keep your packaging options open.

 

Allergen Control:

Our allergen control programs allow us to accommodate both allergenic and non-allergenic products. We carefully schedule each product run, keeping ingredients separate, and production efficient.

 

Certifications:

Need to go organic? No problem. We can make certified organic products. We also have many other certifications, including:

  • FDA Certification
  • USDA Certification
  • GFSI Certification
  • BRC Global Standards
  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher (beverages)
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
     

 

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Let us Bring Your Products to Life

You have an idea. Let us bring it to life. Our contract manufacturing team has the expertise you need to create a high-quality product that meets the needs of your customers. We are looking forward to partnering with you! Get in Touch Today.