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


FlexPackPRO® 210 Series

Thermal transfer, print up to 53mm wide

Re-Pack Syncro Series

Re-Pack Syncro Series Labeling Head

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

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 […]

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 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

FlexPackPRO® 130 Series

Thermal transfer, Print up to 32mm wide

Re-Pack Series 5

Re-Pack Series 5 Loose Loop Print and Apply Labeling Head

Loose Loop Print & Apply Labeling 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

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.

Re-Pack Tapered Wrap

Re-Pack Tapered Product Wrap Labeling System

Designed to wrap labels around tapered containers


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

MiniPanel Label System

Mini Panel Labeling Advantages

The Mini-Panel labeling system is one of those technologies that continues to evolve. It currently offers the flexibility of using one or two labeling heads and can be used offline (semi-automatically) or can be integrated into a production line (fully automated). Many manufacturers might consider a mini labeling system to be an “entry level” device, […]

Food Labeling on Fruit: 5 Things to Consider

Even natural, perishable foods need to undertake rigorous food labeling when it is sold to consumers through grocery stores, markets, and other retail operations. Even if is obvious that the ingredient is a banana or an apple, there are some things to consider when it comes to food labeling on fruit.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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?

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.