If you are going to outsource your product that would be what I would start looking into. You can not patent a recipe to answer that question. You would be signing an indepth contract with the producer of the product to make sure they will not use the recipe or give the recipe out for a number of years. Make sure you have a good attorney to review the contract. An attorney and a sales team is the best investment of your money if you are outsourcing. Hope this helps some.