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.

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Markoprint Integra PP108 Industrial Inkjet Coder

Integra Piezo Inkjet Coder for Large Print Areas on Corrugate or other Porous Materials.

Dalemark 8000TT HD Hot Stamp Coder

Dalemark 8000TT-HD Table Top Hot Stamp Coder

A heavy duty tabletop hot stamp coder designed to work 24/7 for printing onto flat cartons, envelopes, cards and many other surfaces.  Table top systems are designed for operations that are either hand packed or are of lower volumes that don’t need on line coding.  They are also often used when several packaging in lines […]

Re-Pack Table Top Tamp

Re-Pack Table Top Tamp Label Applicator

Semi-Automatic Labeling

Series 25 – Handi-Coda

Dalemark Series 25 – Handi-Coda

This is absolutely the simplest and most cost efficient way to code cartons, cases or trays, or other flat goods made of absorbent materials. It can be used to code on formed or flat goods. It is perfect for small runs or for moving between packaging lines. It is absolutely simple to operate as the […]

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, […]

S-1000

The S-1000 is a modular inkjet system allows you to connect up to four independent 17mm high print heads to be integrated with one controller to suit your application. The system can be provided with the print head in the casing, with it mounted remotely or a combination of both. The control box can be mounted up to 10 meters from the print heads.

open frame panel labeler

Re-Pack Side Panel Labeler (Without Conveyor)

Open Framed Panel Labeler without Conveyor

Series 200 – Heavy Duty Conveyor Printer

Dalemark Series 200 – Heavy Duty Conveyor Printer

The Series 200 HD is of such exceptionally rugged design that it is optimal for any carton, case or   tray coding application or environment. It is ideal for date, batch or logo printing on almost any top, bottom or side moving surface. Its design even allows for printing on uneven or bulging surfaces. Inks are […]

Re-Pack Series 3

Re-Pack Series 3 Labeling Head

Direct Apply, Tamp Apply or Blow On, Stand-Alone Stepper Driven Applicators

Rotech RF Lite

Fitted with clean thermal inkjet technology, the RF-Lite is ideal for clear, concise date or batch coding onto sleeves and cartons. The RF-Lite can consistently print codes onto all shapes and sizes of sleeve, ranging from 30 x 70mm to 300 x 200mm. It only takes a few seconds to swap between sizes. With its comparatively low upfront cost, the RF-Lite is an ideal entry-level solution for companies wanting to automate their offline date coding.


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

On-Brand Packaging

On-Brand Packaging

Almost everything we eat, wear, or use comes in some sort of packaging. The package is a way to get information about your product to the consumer, but in reality, marketing places a large role in how your product is perceived. On-brand packaging creates the first impression on the potential buyer, and it’s important that […]

3 Tips for Food Labeling on Glass Jars

When it comes to food labeling on glass jars, there are stringent requirements as to what must be included and how the information should be presented. Here are some tips that can provide a framework for optimizing food labeling strategies for those items that are packaged in glass jars. These guidelines are based around the regulatory framework of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Trade Commission.

Food Allergy

‘Free From’ Labeling

It is estimated that 2 percent of adults and about 5 percent of infants and young children in the U.S. suffer from food allergies. Approximately 30,000 consumers require emergency room treatment and 150 Americans die each year because of allergic reactions to food. As a result, the FDA enacted the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) in 2004.

Food Traceability

Food Traceability

The global food supply chain has evolved as companies seek to enhance their capabilities to feed the world’s growing population. As the importance of food traceability continues to grow, you can depend on Griffin-Rutgers to provide labelers and coders to meet the demand. 

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.

Food Labeling

Creating Authentic Food Labeling

According to a study conducted by OnePoll, 75% of those who responded, noted that if the term ‘organic’ was used on the label or in the marketing campaign, they were more likely to make a purchase of said item. Nearly 60% were attracted to any given item if it was labeled ‘all natural’. The survey also found that roughly 20% of the respondents have full trust in organic food labels, with less than 60% having only partial trust.

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Available Solutions For Printing on Food Packaging Components

When choosing a printer that will be used for printing on food packages for the food industry, at times it can be more efficient to look for a method that incorporates a feeding system allowing for the packaging to be coded or labeled prior to being introduced to the packaging line. In the search for […]

Candy Packaging

Printing, Marking & Coding of Candy Packaging

Candy comes in many forms, shapes and sizes but the common factor is that they all need to be packaged. The package, as it comes down the assembly line, needs to be identified – marked, coded or printed on – and candy is packaged in a variety of substrates.

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.

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 […]