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


Rotech RF2

Rotech RF2

Friction feeder with thermal ink jet or laser

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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.

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flexpackpro 130 series

FlexPackPRO® 130 Series

Thermal transfer, Print up to 32mm wide

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flexpackpro all electric tto

FlexPackPRO® All-Electric TTO

Thermal transfer, print up to 53mm wide

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Re-Pack Syncro Series

Re-Pack Syncro Series Labeling Head

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

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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 […]

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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

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Accufast PMx with HDF Feeder

Accufast PMx with HDF Feeder

Thermal ink jet, up to 600 dpi, 1.5 to 8″ print height, up to 100 ips

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S-6000 Plus Standard and Duo

The compact S-6000 Plus Standard is perfect for identifying cartons with printing up to 17mm high text and bar codes while the Duo allows for printing up to 34mm high characters. The 17mm high print heads are available with manual or motorized print head shutters.

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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

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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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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?

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Coding Salty Snack

Printing and Coding Salty Snack Packages

Impulse purchases of consumers are what causes snack companies to be in heavy competition, and capturing sales means making the most of their brands. Before that bag of chips ever gets to the shelf, and entire team of brand marketers are working to maximize the packaging artwork for marketing and promotional purposes. The last thing […]

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organic_baby_food

Organic Baby Food Packaging

Not only is organic baby food evolving, but, the packaging of said products continues to change with market demands.  Gone are the days when mothers and fathers just grab a jar of baby food for their youngster without any question to the ingredients or packaging. The top four emerging trends driving the global baby food […]

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