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 Tapered Wrap

Re-Pack Tapered Product Wrap Labeling System

Designed to wrap labels around tapered containers

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

Re-Pack Mini Top

Re-Pack Mini Top Labeling System

Apply labels to the top panel of flat products such as bags and boxes

Re-Pack Three Roller Indexing

Re-Pack Three Roller Indexing Labeling System

Designed to orient the product and apply a wrap around label registered to this orientation point

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.

Rotech RF2

Rotech RF2

Friction feeder with thermal ink jet or laser

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.

FlexPackPRO® 130 Series

Thermal transfer, Print up to 32mm wide

Re-Pack Dual Unwind

Re-Pack Dual Label Roll Unwind System with Splicing Table

Dual powered unwinds for high speed label applications providing a continuous supply of labels

FlexPackPRO® XT Series with Large Ribbon Capacity

Thermal Transfer Overprinters, ribbon rolls up to 1000 meters


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

3 Tips for Food Labeling on Plastic Bags

Food labeling involves taking into account many specific U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-driven rules and regulations to ensure accurate and complete information is presented to the consumer when making a purchase decision. With a glut of food recalls or incidences of food production-related illness and death in recent years, food labeling is a serious matter that’s central to a food manufacturing strategy.

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Food Labeling

Pick up any food item in the supermarket and you’ll find coding on the package designed to help the consumer, store owner and packager alike. You may notice a sell-by, best-if-used-by, use-by and pack dates but how do they get there and what do they really mean? First, let’s examine some of the different codes and what […]

printing on boxes cartons and trays

Coding And Printing on Corrugate Boxes, Cartons and Trays with the S-6000Plus

When seeking a top-performing printer that can effectively deliver quality printing on boxes, cartons and trays, look no further than the Sauven 6000Plus. This best-of-breed ink jet machine utilizes the latest technology to provide online, high resolution capabilities that work for everything from small and large characters to bar codes and graphics.

Food Packaging

Food Packaging Trends in 2018

Food packaging developments, sustainability and packaging design trends lead as top issues so far this year in this ever-growing business.  Griffin-Rutgers offers coding and printing equipment to deliver high-quality coding for your food packaging needs. Here’s a look at the current food packaging trends in 2018.

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.

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 […]

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 […]