Food and Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry covers a wide variety of items; snacks, candies, baked goods, all types of packaged meats, dairy, and many types of beverages are all included.

At Griffin Rutgers, we understand the importance of excellent print quality and ensuring operational goals are met.  We offer the perfect combination of technology, expertise and service options when it comes to your choice for printing and coding on a wide range of packaging materials used within the food and beverage industry.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for assuring that all foods and beverages sold in the United States are safe and properly labeled. As a result, it is imperative that labeling and coding systems can be changed seamlessly when new labeling regulations are required.

It’s important that your packaging meets the demands of the ever-changing industry and its regulations. At Griffin-Rutgers, we have a solution to meet your labeling and coding requirements. Contact us and we will put our experience to work to select the precise system to meet your needs.

Egg Coding


Foenix Machine

Foenix FX ONE Standard

High resolution ink jet, up to 17mm high text, up to 100m/min

Markoprint X2Jet Print System

Markoprint X2Jet

HP or LX print system with onboard label creation and editing. Runs 2 HP or LX print heads

Re-Pack Top Panel Labeling System with Bag Feeder

Re-Pack Top Panel Labeling System With Bag Feeding Device

Pick & place feeder, conveyor, series 4 stepper driven labeling head

CodeTech X1Jet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Dalemark Series 100 Carton Coder

This simple coding device is designed to integrate with a conveyor transporting cartons, cases or trays. Models are available that can print either registered print in precise locations or random repeating messages. It can print on the top, side or bottom of moving packages. By using quickly interchangeable rubber type characters it produces sharp, dark, […]

Re-Pack Mini Wrap

Re-Pack Mini Wrap Labeling System (Table Top Model)

Designed to fill the gap between semi-automatic labeling machines and complete wrap systems

S-6000R Plus

The S-6000R Plus Remote has 17mm high print heads with manual or motorized print head shutters. Print heads are mounted on a cable for extending into machines or hard to reach places.

Re-Pack Series 6 Print & Apply

Re-Pack Series 6 Print and Apply Labeling Head

True Print and Apply Labeling Systems

Re-Pack Mini Panel

Re-Pack Mini Panel Labeling System

Entry level offering that can be equipped with the majority of the options from our Open Frame Series of labelers

RotechRFI

Rotech RF1

Vacuum transport system using either thermal ink, jet, thermal transfer , hot stamp or laser coding systems

Re-Pack Top & Bottom Labeling System withHugger Belts

Re-Pack Top & Bottom Labeling System With Side Hugger Belts

Hugger belts capture the product from both sides, leaving the top and bottom of the container exposed for label application


Do you need to print a product identification code directly on to a bread bag? Code a lot number and expiry date on a cake or donut carton? Place a label, pre-printed or printed in-line, on a clamshell of sliced pound cake? Identify a case of whole wheat pitas with manufacturing date, expiry date, batch code and bar code or more? Put a unit and sale price on a bag lock tag? We at Griffin-Rutgers offer the solutions for all of these applications with cost-efficient, easy to operate and maintain, printing, coding and labeling systems.

Some Food Industry applications:
Beverage Industry: Foil sealers, label applicators, date stampers, glass bottle feeding and labeling
Specialty Carton Printing: Egg Cartons, Frozen Food, Milk cartons, baked goods,
Foreign Language Printing: Printing in all languages: Asian Characters, Cyrillic, Hebrew.
Package Feeding Systems for Food products: Bag Feeder Systems, Bottle feeding
Small and odd shaped Food packages for date coding
Label Applicators: 2 or more sides at once, labeling fruit, plastic bags

How Traceable Are Your Meal Sleeves?

Prepared foods sometimes get a bad rap, but for the busy family or professional, ready to eat meals and prepared foods can certainly be a viable and healthy option. The market has continued to grow steadily, in part because of consumer demand. Food packagers that produce these meals in high volume find that an automated […]

Stricter Package Labeling Being Required By The FDA

The food and medical industry seem to change and grow daily.  With that, comes stricter package labeling being required by the FDA.  It’s important that your packaging meets the demands of the ever-changing industry and its regulations. At Griffin-Rutgers, we have a solution to meet your labeling requirements.

The Benefits Of A SATO M5900RVe Printer

Different printers for different tasks sounds simple enough and there are many considerations when it comes to printing. The task of determining the right printer for your needs is based on the work environment, required print speed, the medium onto which you are printing and much more. The SATO M5900RVe is a printer that is […]

Date Coding on Water Bottles: What Machine Works Best?

Every company with date coding requirements wants to select the best equipment for their specific product to assure optimum output for the surface being printed on. This is definitely the case when it comes to date coding on water bottles. With so many types of machines on the marketplace today, how does one discern which type is best for date coding on water bottles?

GMO

GMO Labeling Requirements to Change

An argument over the need to identify food products that include genetically modified ingredients (GMI or GMO) has been ongoing for years as such products so modified have been entering our food supply over the last two decades.  Yet, it may still come as a surprise to many consumers that a great number of products […]

USDA Packaging

New USDA Packaging Guidelines

2018 was to bring new regulatory packaging rules from the FDA. The new, easier-to-read nutrition labels were to be seen in supermarkets across the country this summer. However, the Food and Drug Administration has pushed that back until 2020.  Shortly after the news broke, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) announced a new proposed […]

Egg Coding

Egg Coding With Thermal Inkjet Printers

Food safety is paramount for egg producers. The ability to effectively communicate traceability data and important information helps ensure producers are in compliance with safety regulations.

Food Package Expiration

Marking And Coding Solutions For Food Packaging

The US Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates that recalls cost companies over $10 million. In addition to the financial burden, recalls for defective products can also be harmful to the health of the consumer, and ultimately damage the reputation of a product and company.

bottom labeling system

Bottom Labeling Systems Are Different!

This article possibly should be titled, “Getting to the bottom of your product is a challenge.”  It’s overly simplified to say the bottom of something is the bottom because it’s standing on that surface, but that’s exactly the problem – access.  Bottom labeling, or coding, requires clear access to the bottom.  That’s it. Systems for […]

What Must Be On A Food Label?

When it comes to the food industry relative to what must be on a food label, there are very specific guidelines that dictate decisions concerning food packaging and label design and production. The foremost entity that determines what must be on a food label is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as they are the governing body that enacts and enforces such decisions.