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


Markoprint X4Jet Print System

Markoprint X4Jet Multi-Printhead

HP or LX print system with onboard label creation and editing. Runs up to 4 HP or LX print heads._This system provides rapid printing capabilities

Markoprint X1Jet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Markoprint X1Jet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Thermal ink jet, HP or LX, up to 90m/min, up to 900 dpi

flexpackpro 130 series

FlexPackPRO® 130 Series

Thermal transfer, Print up to 32mm wide

Re-Pack APT Apply

Re-Pack APT Print and Apply Labeling Head

Developed to fill the void between table top printers and print engine based Printer/Applicators

Hot Stamp Foil

Hot Stamp Foil

Black and Color Hot Stamp Foil suitable for use with all Hot Stamp Models

Accutrak Automatic Labeling System

Re-Pack Accutrak Front & Back Labeling System

Standard Front and Back Automatic Labeling

Accufast P8

Accufast P8

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

FlexPackPRO® Thermal Transfer Ribbons (TTR)

Thermal transfer ribbons

Re-Pack Series 5

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

Loose Loop Print & Apply Labeling Systems

flexpackpro all electric tto

FlexPackPRO® All-Electric TTO

Thermal transfer, print up to 53mm wide


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

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Allergy

‘Free From’ Labeling

It is estimated that 2 percent of adults and about 5 percent of infants and young children in the U.S. suffer from food allergies. Approximately 30,000 consumers require emergency room treatment and 150 Americans die each year because of allergic reactions to food. As a result, the FDA enacted the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) in 2004.

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 to Apply Labels for Glass Bottles

Labels for glass bottles abound amid a wide range of applications, including beer and wine bottles, food jars, beverage bottles and storage bottles. These often require variable data and may need to have numerous colors and sizes with unique designs and specific printing needs. After all, many of these products rely on labels for glass bottles to make an impact on the consumer and inspire purchase with crisp, easy-to-read, and attractive graphics and text.

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.