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


Accufast P4 Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Accufast P4 Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Thermal ink jet, up to 2″ print height, up to 50 ips

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

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 210 series

FlexPackPRO® 210 Series

Thermal transfer, print up to 53mm 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

Markoprint Ijet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Markoprint Ijet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

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

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.

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 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

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, […]


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

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. 

What is a Bottle Unscrambler and How Can You Use it for Your Business?

When you have a production line handling a large volume of containers that must be sorted and organized in an efficient way, a bottle unscrambler device can prove integral. Here’s an overview of bottle unscrambler technology and its benefits of use.

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 […]

Accufastp4 585x500

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Water Bottle - Horizontal Packaging

Horizontal Packaging Needs

Improvements in technology are seen everywhere in the workforce and in consumer products and packaging. Laptop computers that used to be rather weighty now seem featherweight. Innovations in packaging also continues to grow at a steady pace.  The automation of horizontal packaging allows your business to run at a more efficient rate and be able […]

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.