Print food labels
The labeling of ingredients and properties on food labels is legally binding. On the one hand, the information protects consumers and, on the other hand, enables them to make purchasing decisions to their advantage. Food labeling shows, for example, whether additives, allergens, sugar, fat or salt are contained. Thus, shoppers can make informed food choices. They assess whether the food is suitable for them on the basis of the labeling. For 125 years, we have been helping our customers to label food, packaging and bottles in a high-quality and compliant manner. Easy-to-use inkjet printers and labelers offer the highest print quality without compromise. Find out here and apply legible codes at the lowest possible cost - with unskilled personnel and in adverse environmental conditions.
Food printing - application in the food industry
The application of food labels is one of the regular core activities in the food industry. After all, every penny counts: rejects due to errors or poor quality must be avoided, as well as time-consuming food labeling processes that lead to additional costs. In addition, new legal requirements must be observed on a regular basis. It is not uncommon for the staff to be unskilled. Whether meat labels, beverage labels or a label for honey, the application of legible food labels must always be fast, precise and legally correct. In the process of food labeling, inkjet printers, thermal transfer printers, labeling systems as well as hand-operated label dispensers are often used.
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Food labels: rules and regulations
Uniform regulations apply throughout the EU on how food labeling is to be implemented. It is mandatory information. The respective information provides information on how the products must be labeled for consumption and what minimum information must be included on the packaging. The label basically provides consumers with relevant information on ingredients, quality characteristics and properties of the respective food.
Since 13.09.2014, the European Food Information Regulation (LMIV) (EU) No. 1169/2011 is in force. With regard to nutrition labeling, the regulation has been active since 13.12.2016. In principle, the content applies to all EU member states. However, it is possible that additions or more detailed provisions will be made on certain points by the member states.
The Food Information Regulation(LMIV) (EU) No. 1169/2011 first regulates readability, as the mere presence of the information is not sufficient. All information should be recognized and perceived by the customer without much effort. For this reason, the mandatory information must be properly placed in a highly visible location, easily legible, easy to understand and, if necessary, permanently affixed. Under no circumstances may the labeling be obscured by distracting information or signs. Regarding the size, the mandatory information of a food must be shown in at least 1.2 millimeter font.
Mandatory information on food labels
Legislation provides for the following food labeling information:
The mandatory designation of a food represents one of the most important pieces of information for the consumer. If there is no legally binding name for a product, a designation must be chosen that represents the product well and accurately. The guiding principles of the German Food Book, which is published by the German Food Book Commission, are helpful here. The body of this commission consists of 32 members from science, monitoring, consumer and business. In the book, the general marketing view on the composition and designation of numerous food genera is made explicit. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the declarations with the great practical relevance are not binding, but rather correspond to an expert opinion. Regular reviews of the guiding principles are carried out on the basis of the current state of knowledge.
|(LMIV) (EU) No. 1169/2011||statutory provision|
|Guiding principles of the German Food Code||practically important recommendations|
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Labels for food must comply with the regulations of the European Food Information Regulation (LMIV) (EU) No. 1169/2011 described above. These regulate the mandatory information on packaged foods in the European Union in a comprehensive, precise and largely product-independent form. In addition, the provision defines mandatory information in distance selling. This includes mandatory information in online trading or mail order before the conclusion of the purchase contract.
Yes, in fact, there is a whole series of special regulations in addition to the LMIV. These product regulations each apply to specific subject areas. Examples include the Jam Regulation, the Dairy Products Regulation, information on imitations such as analog cheese, warnings for certain ingredients (such as a high caffeine content), the indication of the alcohol content of beverages with a volume percentage above 1.2% or the mandatory freezing date for meat, meat products and unprocessed fishery products. The identity mark for meat, fish, poultry, milk, cheese & Co. also ensures that the producer of these animal products is known. Furthermore, European and national legislation on additives must be observed. Organic food also has its own set of regulations - this must be taken into account in addition to the general labeling requirement.
Several options exist for printing on food products. In the food industry, inkjet printers, thermal transfer printers, and label dispensers/labeling systems are primarily used to apply labels to food products. Manual labelers, on the other hand, are operated by employees by hand, for example in retail stores. They are often used for small batches because manageable quantities are simply faster and easier to process by hand.