I went and visited a co-packer today and it was pretty cool to see some of the equipment in action, much like watching "How it's Made." The only thing is that they can't produce it from raw product. They just handle the packaging end of it, which is probably a good thing at the scale I am starting out at to keep costs lower, and if we end up teaming up and the product is successful they would be up for adding equipment/facilities to do that part of the production.
I finished the state business registration and will have the business plan done in the next couple of days. I will also continue to find the ways to pitch my product to large food retailers. I will try to get into a few local places, but my vision is to be nation wide. One step at a time, though.