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 bring in any ingredient that is not on our "Master Ingredient List." This sourcing fee covers our extensive in-house compliance checks on new ingredients being introduced safely into our facility. Most of the time, our clients have a supplier in mind when we go through this process, but we are also happy to recommend a supplier if desired and possible (ie; if our team has a known recommendation).

As soon as we've validated the ingredient for you then it will be available for you to use in any of your future products 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 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 review against our Quality Assurance criteria 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
  • 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

This fee includes the cost of the YouBar team reviewing and commenting on the documentation sent from the client to YouBar from a client-chosen supplier. If desired, this also includes the cost of the YouBar team reaching out to (or recommending) one thoughtfully selected supplier and reviewing the documentation they send. If multiple rounds of incorrect or incomplete documentation is submitted then we cap the amount of time spent on ingredient document outreach and review at a total of 10 hours.

Please note that if our research team finds that none of the suppliers reached can provide the documentation necessary to 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. This fee is for the work put in; it does not guarantee a positive result. Please also note that this fee does not guarantee exclusive use of the ingredient. No refunds are available on this once work has begun.