If your product is a cosmetic or food product that contains a particular recipe or mixture, you may need to share it with your co-packer, which means they are aware of the trade secrets. This is another reason why you need to make sure your agreement is complete. Co-packing is a great shortcut to on-demand food production capacity, but should not be considered a total task of all manufacturing responsibilities. A food company still needs a solid foundation to succeed in a co-pack relationship. Planning for the integration of a co-packer and designing a co-packer agreement is an excellent diagnostic test of these basics. It is difficult for a company to maintain the integrity of the product when manufactured in a third-party organization.