CNP - California Natural Products

As the non-dairy beverage (or dairy alterative) market continues to grow, our experts can help you develop non-dairy beverages that will meet the needs of your customers around the globe. 

These beverages offer many advantages to consumers. Since many non-dairy beverages use nut or plant proteins, without the use of traditional preservative or processing methods, they are often considered part of a healthy lifestyle. They are also ideal for consumers who cannot consume dairy while still providing an authentic, dairy-like taste and texture. (For example, in Asia, nearly 90% of people are lactose intolerant, making non-dairy beverages the top choice within this growing market.) 

Our team can help your source authentic, nutritional ingredients for your non-dairy beverages. We can also assist during the product development and manufacturing processes to ensure you deliver rich, flavorful, shelf-stable beverages, from nut milks to ready-to-drink shakes. 

Some of our non-dairy offerings include:

  • Soy, rice and nut milks
  • Hemp milk
  • Oat or multigrain milks
  • Coconut milk and water

Non-Dairy Beverages and Aseptic Processing

Thanks to our advanced aseptic manufacturing process, your non-dairy beverages are developed and packaged in a commercial-grade sterilization facility. Our process eliminates potential food borne pathogens from your beverages. We also minimize employee contact to ensure our machinery and environment remain sterile. 

As part of our process, we rapidly heat and cool your beverage to keep it safe, sterile, and flavorful. After your products have been developed and tested, we put them into pre-sterilized packaging materials and seal them. This airtight environment ensures beverages remain shelf-stable, delicious and safe. 

Quality Assurance

During a manufacturing or production run, our quality assurance team continually tests samples of your non-dairy beverages to ensure your standards have been met. This provides a consistent, high-quality product every time. 

Once your run is complete, our teams test all of your products for consistency and safety. We pride ourselves on providing this extra step for peace of mind. And, rest assured, if your product does not meet our standards, or yours, it will not be released.

Our team works hard to protect your products, brand and reputation.

Work with Us

CNP works with its customers from concept development through manufacturing. We are uniquely positioned to offer our clients raw materials from the ingredients side of our business, product development for aseptically processed food and beverage products, scale-up trial runs as well as manufacturing.

Since we were founded in 1980, we have been an innovator in the development of aseptic beverages, foods and food ingredients. We enjoy helping manufacturers bring their products to market faster and easier. We have a proven track record of success in the nutritional, natural and organic food industries. For example, we invented and patented the natural processes for rice syrup, rice syrup solids, and rice milk in the early 1980’s. We also pioneered the packaging of natural and organic aseptic beverages in the mid 1990’s. Throughout our history, we have been a recognized leader in the nutritional, natural and organic food movements.

Today, as part of the Gehl Foods family, we produce a diverse portfolio of dairy-based products using advanced technology and resources that allow us to continue to provide quality, freshness, and personal service to our customers. 

Contact our team today to find out how we can help you deliver quality, flavorful aseptic, non-dairy beverages to your customers. 

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