With an extremely tight deadline, and not knowing where to start, the Przybyls contacted Missouri Enterprise, a NIST MEP affiliate. Missouri Enterprise sent in their team of experts to assess their situation and make recommendations. Project Managers helped the Przybyls set up a food safety management system and complete the pile of paperwork and forms they needed for compliance. With lots of hard work and urgency from all parties, the project took only two weeks from start to finish.
With the help of Missouri Enterprise, Cool Canine Natural Dog Treats made the deadline. When the St. Louis Whole Foods opened, the company’s products were on the shelves. On top of that, the project got the company 75 percent of the way towards getting HACCP certification, which they will need sooner rather than later as they continue to grow so quickly. And, a large chain of farm implement and feed stores is now evaluating Cool Canine Natural Dog Treats for placement in their stores. Because of the assistance that Missouri Enterprise provided, the company has realized a significant increase in sales.