Choosing the Correct Printer for Food Labeling

Food manufacturers know the importance of properly labeling food packages to meet FDA regulations. When it comes to printing on packages such as chip bags, cookie boxes or other oddly shaped or unique materials, it’s crucial to have a printer that will feed the packaging into the device and allow it to print cleanly and clearly on the package.

Consumers want to know what’s in their food to protect themselves if they have allergies or cannot have gluten or other ingredients. Knowing what’s in the food is not only critical but could be unhealthy if they ingest something they shouldn’t!

When you consider that close to 90% of all American consumers read the label before they make a purchase you can see how critical it is to have the information on the packaging that they need. Whether the food you purchase has limited ingredients or has many, you still want to know what’s in it, right? Of course. And that’s why industry professionals are working to assure that the packaging information is clear, readable and that it complies with federal regulations.

However, as a food packager, it’s equally, if not more important to ensure that you print lot numbers, expiration dates and many other items that provide vital information in the event the product needs to be tracked or traced. Choosing the correct printer to accommodate these specific needs is vital while ensuring you stay within budget on the cost of the system, ongoing upkeep, maintenance and print supplies.

Griffin Rutgers can help you select the right system for your needs. The type of package you’ll be printing on (bags, blister cards, boxes, cases or pouches), as well as the size, shape and other factors will be considered when selecting the printing system for food labeling.

Contact us at custserv@griffin-rutgers or call 631-981-4141 for more information.

Posted in Food & Beverage, Food Labeling, Labels & Labeling.