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


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

Re-Pack Three and Four Panel Wrap

Re-Pack Three & Four Side Panel Wrap Labeling System

Line of labeling systems specifically designed for square and rectangular containers

Re-Pack Series 3

Re-Pack Series 3 Labeling Head

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

Re-Pack Syncro Series

Re-Pack Syncro Series Labeling Head

Tamp Apply, Blow On and Tamp/Blow Fixed-Speed Applicators

Re-Pack Indexing Star Wheel Labeling System

Re-Pack Indexing Star Wheel Labeler (Without Conveyor)

Open Framed Labeling System

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 […]

Accufast P8

Accufast P8

Thermal ink jet, up to 4″ print height, up to 100 ips

accutrak single sidepanel

Re-Pack Accutrak Side Panel Labeling System

Includes a product conveyor, a top stabilizer, and a label applicator – Additional features such as infeed timing screws, wrap stations, and inspections systems

Markoprint Ijet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Markoprint Ijet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Thermal ink jet, up to 90 m/min by 300 dpi

Re-Pack RW16

Re-Pack RW16 Table Top Rewinder

Small and simple for those that may need to change the unwind position of a label by rewinding it


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

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.

Vegan

Labels On Vegan Or Plant-Based Products

Consumers are becoming more savvy with regards to their food choices and many are turning to vegan, or plant-based alternatives. While it may seem these terms are interchangeable, as they both exclude animal products, they are not necessarily viewed the same way, says the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA). Labels on vegan or plant-based products […]

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.

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.

Medical marijuana

Coding and Labeling For Medical Marijuana Packaging

In the past several years, a few states have passed new laws in regards to medical marijuana being a choice for people in their states looking for alternative medicine. Regardless of what anyone might think of the cannabis industry, marijuana is making progress at becoming legal and is on the verge of becoming a mainstream […]

Thermal Inkjet

Eight Reasons Food Manufacturers Choose Thermal Inkjet

Within the past year Griffin-Rutgers has noticed a dramatic rise in thermal inkjet coders over continuous inkjet (CIJ) within the food packaging industry for the variable information coding of its packaging. This is a result of the fact that thermal inkjet technology has seen huge advances in the recent years. In the past, the knock […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Pre-Packaged Meals

Prepared, Prepackaged Meal Printing Issues

In recent years, pre-packaged meals have received bad press for those who are seeking a healthier lifestyle and who are turning their attention toward off-the-shelf choices. Manufacturers understand this and have been making their foods with more healthful ingredients, lower sodium, fewer preservatives and in increasingly smaller packaging. The reason these meals remain popular is […]