You can do it

With just a little help from your friends here at E. Waldo Ward & Son.

Making a Positive Impact!

Turning a great idea into reality can often be challenging especially with the professional food services which are extremely competitive. Let E. Waldo Ward & Son be your silent partner for success. We save you money and time as we aid you in the production of special sauces, interesting condiments, private labeled products and other novelty foods.

Our unique Co Packing Solutions can be the key to your success, helping you overcome difficulties by partnering with you to produce the best tasting and highest quality food products on the planet. Perhaps most importantly, by utilizing E. Waldo Ward & Son for your Co Packing needs you get control over the production process and ingredients. Lastly we help you navigate the federal and state regulations related to each of your products. Be aware that total costs for labels, production and other fees can add up to around $2000 to $3000.

This is the Process

We begin with the mutual signatures for the non-disclosure form. You can then send us your product sample along with a written recipe/formula. Make sure you weigh all ingredients carefully (even liquid ingredients). Also note the brands and strength of the ingredient(i.e. vinegar is in grain strength). We will verify the pH level of the control sample you have sent us. We will determine if we are capable of producing the product in our facility. If we are able to produce your product, we will make a lab sample using our ingredients. There may be additional fees involved if work is needed to break out ingredients into their core components. At this point you must have a nutritional, ingredient, and an allergen statement made for the FDA label. There is a one time fee charged for each product ($100).

When these initial steps are completed and you have approved the flavor of the lab sample, we will submit the formula to the State of California for approval. This takes about 3-4 weeks for the State to make their determination. After we receive an answer, we are ready to make your first batch. Typically, the minimum batch size is 80 gallons. This quantity will be distributed based on selected container volume producing approximately 60 dozen (12 fl oz bottle). You should have your label made prior to production. All labels must be approved by our office so they are FDA compliant. Keep in mind that we only pack retail glass bottles and also plastic gallons and plastic pails (for food service).

Food Service Solutions

Food service providers, restaurants, caterers, niche and boutique food distributors all benefit from our production assistance service. Make any of your unique, special, or novelty items in small production runs for restaurant or retail sizes. You will also cut down on over head and labor costs by outsourcing the mundane, tedious, and time-consuming processes to us while at the same time vastly improving consistency and product quality. Spend your time and energy on your own key items by making E. Waldo Ward & Son your silent partner.

Another option is to use our turn key solution with the wide array of sauces that we have already made and most items are in stock. E. Waldo Ward has many sauces, marinades, jams, and other items ready for immediate private labeling at low minimums. We can put your custom label or print a label with your logo on our stock blank private labels and turn around time is within a few days. For more information about private labeling, visit

Whether you have just an idea or several products already on the market, we can pack them for you with quality and service in mind. From small batches to large runs, formulation to labeling, E. Waldo Ward has the expertise to handle it all. You want to have a company with over 80 years of experience and a staff that includes a food scientist behind your products. All you should worry about is marketing them effectively. click here to view our containers

Our Specialties

  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Spreads
  • Marmalades
  • Condiments
  • Sauces
  • Syrups
  • Spanish Olives
  • Ketchups

Please call us to discuss your products at (800) 355-WARD (9273) or e-mail us at [email protected].