This item is exclusively for our clients who are currently working on developing a formula for custom protein bars with us, but have had no activity on their account for 6 months or more. It is the cost to re-activate the recipe vis-à-vis FDA compliance rules and regulations when this amount of time has lapsed.
As a company, we are subject to FDA compliance rules, which are ever-evolving and so we cannot keep formulas that are in development "live" for more than 6 months from last contact point from client.
This price includes the requisite full new organoleptic analysis, water activity level testing and full nutritional database analysis for up-to-date labelling, and one complete additional box of sample test bars from our innovation kitchen. This price also includes the requisite new FDA compliance review on packaging.
Please note: if YouBar's innovation team believes this recipe will need to undergo new express efficiency testing, then the cost to perform this efficiency testing will be an additional $500, and will not be optional if it is considered necessary.
Our team is sometimes able to provide a six month additional 'buffer' to this timeframe and so -- if your account has been active within the last 12 months (but not the last six months) please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this fee can be waived. Please note that this is never possible when accounts have been dormant longer than 12 months.