In-depth look at Colorado-based food manufacturer

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Several spices used in fancy dishes are made by Rodelle - a Fort Collins-based food manufacturer.

The company has been making food for over 75 years. It prides itself on bourbon vanilla beans, Dutch-processed baking cocoa and herbs.

Custom Blending is the company that owns the brand. It started in the 1930s, and now has a facility off harmony road in Fort Collins.

A Rodelle representative talked about the manufacturing process in great detail.

"So right now we have a four ounce bottle. We can run about 30,000 bottles in a day. We're able to fill anything from a two ounce to a gallon container. We run about 14 different extracts. After the filler, it basically goes through a medical detector to make sure that there is no metal inside the product. [Then] it goes through our capper, which plain and simple, you're allowed to adjust the torch, the cap width or any different sized product. From there it goes on to our induction sealer, which applies the safety seal to make sure there is no tampering done to the product once it reaches the retail level. From there, it passes through our labeler. And that's the end of the product," the representative said.

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Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.

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