Special Ingredient Sourcing and Integration Fee

Special Ingredient Sourcing and Integration Fee

Regular price $ 650.00

This is the payment required in order for YouBar to source any ingredient for your bars that is not on our "Master Ingredient Sheet." This cost covers the sourcing of one special ingredient, and all the necessary compliance paperwork required in order to introduce this new ingredient into our kitchen.

This sourcing fee still applies even if you locate the source of the custom ingredients yourself as it covers our extensive in-house compliance checks on new ingredients being introduced into our kitchen. And it still applies even for the first test run of the bars because we have to bring it into our kitchen in order to make that test run of bars.

As soon as we've sourced the ingredient for you then it will be available for you to use in any of your future bars and/or bar recipes at any time with no charge again, except to pay for the ingredient itself. Increased minimum orders may apply to products with special ingredients due to minimum orders required by the ingredient supplier.  The sourcing fee is a single time charge, and will never re-occur (unless the supplier stops supplying the ingredient -- which is very rare).

Just so you have a full understanding of where this money goes, and knowledge that this charge barely covers our costs, this full list of documentation that we have to both obtain and review for all new ingredients:
  • GFSI approved certificate, including SQF , FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS or others, or GMP 3rd Party Audit Certificate
  • FDA Food Facility Registration
  • Recall Policy
  • Emergency Contact List
  • HAACP Documentation
  • Process Flow Chart with CCP’s
  • Spec Sheet
  • COA
  • Nutritionals (100g)
  • Allergen Statement
  • Gluten Free Statement
  • Prop 65 Statement
  • GRAS Statement
  • Non-GMO Statement / Certification
  • Lot Code Description
  • Product Guarantee or Letter of Continuing Guarantee
  • MSDS/SDS or Letter of Exemption
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Kosher Cert (if applicable)
  • Organic Cert (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Insurance

Please note that if our research team finds that the ingredient requested does not meet our Quality Assurance team's requirements for inclusion in our food products, then we will not be able to source the ingredient for you, and no refund will be available on this fee. Please also note that this fee does not guarantee exclusive use of the ingredient.