CNP - California Natural Products

Nutritional beverages provide a variety of health benefits. Sports and performance drinks, energy drinks, ready to drink (RTD) teas, enhanced fruit drinks, soy beverages and enhanced water, among others, are some of the product segments becoming increasingly popular due to their appeal to consumers seeking health and convenience benefits in their beverages. The benefits of nutritional beverages include improved heart health, immunity, digestion and joint health while boosting energy. 

At CNP, thanks to our experienced research and development team, we excel at creating the exact formulas required for a robust nutritional beverage without compromising taste or texture. Our team works with you from start to finish to understand the limitations and opportunities of your formulation while maximizing product outcome and taste.

Some of the nutritional beverages we have experience with include:

  • Nutritional shakes
  • Diet / weight loss
  • Low carb nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Organic high protein nutrition
  • Breakfast to-go shakes 
  • Meal replacement shakes
  • Yogurt smoothies

Nutritional Beverages and Aseptic Processing

Thanks to our advanced aseptic manufacturing process, your nutritional beverages are developed and packaged in our facility with commercial grade sterilization. During the manufacturing process, we eliminate potential food borne pathogens. We also minimize employee contact to ensure our environment remains sterile. 

As part of this process, we rapidly heat and cool your beverage to keep it nutrient-rich, safe, and flavorful. After your products have been developed and tested, they are put into pre-sterilized packaging materials and sealed. This ensures beverages remain shelf-stable, delicious and safe. 

Quality Assurance

Throughout a manufacturing or production run, our quality assurance team tests samples of your nutritional beverages to ensure your standards have been met. This ensures consistency from beverage to beverage. 

Once your run is complete, our teams test all of your products for safety. We pride ourselves on providing this extra, reassuring step for our customers. If your product does not meet your standards, it will not be released.

Throughout the manufacturing process, we work 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, nutritional beverages to your customers. 

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