Solving your meatpacking label challenges
As a result, you are required to clearly labels any product with :
- Lot codes or inspection numbers – Ensuring the product has been inspected to ensure it is safe for consumption or can be tracked in the event of a product recall.
- Safe handling instructions – If the product is raw or not “ready to eat” this will help avoid food-borne illness.
- Product weight or quantity – To show the consumer how much product is included in the package
- Carcass tracking
- Expiration dates or freeze-by dates – Enabling the consumer to use the product before it is no longer safe for consumption and avoiding illness from spoiled product
Additional types of information you may include on your labels are grass fed, 100% beef, all beef, 100% natural, or nor preservatives.
Labeling your products can become challenging as there are many stages of labeling in the manufacturing process and different requirements or types of labels you will need to comply with any laws for indirect food contact while maintaining efficient processes.
Types of label challenges and requirements you may be facing include:
- Durability against hot and cold temperatures – Storage of meet can vary temperature wise
- Repeated handling durability – Facility handling and consumer handling
- Durability against liquid exposure – Raw product packing or carcasses
- Indirect food contact
- USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
Why using thermal transfer technology for this application ?
Thermal transfer technology for meat packing labelling
If you’re in need of a durable thermal transfer ribbon that meets the standards for indirect food contact you’ve already found the right solution. Thermal transfer ribbon print technology is an integral part of the meat labeling process, with wax-resin and resin ribbons used to print the pertinent information on the label stock that can withstand your specific label challenges and requirements.
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