Nepra Foods plans to increase private label manufacturing, ingredient consulting

The health-focused ingredient manufacturer says it plans to expand given a successful past year.
Zachary Russell
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Nepra Foods, a Colorado-based creator of plant-based and allergen-free foods, has announced the expansion of its private label product development and its ingredient consulting practice.

The company says its demand for consulting services has doubled over the past year, and as a result, Nepra is building an external team of expert food product developers and formulators to scale its existing business.

Nepra’s private label specialty ingredients business is driven largely by independent food manufacturers seeking to add new allergen-free products to their portfolios. By helping manufacturers formulate custom products using its proprietary specialty ingredients, Nepra says it can expand its ingredients ecosystem to drive additional recurring revenues. Examples of recent products formulated for independent food manufacturers include gluten-free pretzels, shelf-stable allergen-free bread, hemp-based cookies, and more.

“We are continuously approached by food manufacturers seeking our help to formulate new allergen-free products,” said Chadwick White, co-founder and chief innovation officer at Nepra Foods. “We’ve been able to grow our consulting practice into a thriving business primarily through word of mouth. With the addition of our external product development team, many of whom I have collaborated with in the past, we will be better positioned to support a much larger client base with our specialty ingredients.”

Increased demand in Nepra’s ingredient manufacturing comes as more Americans are seeking healthy food options, including from private label products. Interest in plant-based products specifically also continues to grow.