Food Labelling & Food Packaging

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Food labelling will now tell us a great deal about the food we eat. But what should we be looking for?

Companies put a lot of work into researching and producing food labelling and food packaging of everything from biscuits to fruit or meat. It is often the key between the product and the buyer.

Cost

The food packaging will need to be practical as a form of storage, while at the same time selling the product to a consumer. If food was sold by itself it would no doubt be considerably cheaper. As a result, packaging is big business and is estimated at the moment as a £55 billion per year industry.

Labelling

Food labelling of products offers information, legal or otherwise, that the consumer needs in order to help understand the food, it's ingredients and what it can be used for. The current Traffic Light system is in the news due to certain large supermarkets doing their own thing.

Legals

Despite this, Food labelling has legal rules. These stringent guidelines will determine what is written and will prevent companies from describing products as something they are not. It is, however, important to realise that although some information may not essentially be false, language can be manipulated leaving things open to interpretation.

Health Issues

Although there are many essential areas to pay attention to, if you are responsible for the production, it is imperative that care is taken in outlining the date, cooking and storage instructions. It's equally as important for the consumer as these are the factors which can lead to, or prevent bacterial growth and food poisoning.

The ‘best before' and ‘use by' dates are the indicators of when to consume the product by, whereas the ‘display until' is purely for the shops use.

Useful Websites

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  • The Barcode Warehouse
    Buy plastic ID card printers from The Barcode Warehouse Limited. The UK's largest barcode label printer and plastic card printer specialist.
  • 123 Print
    The place to find the best online prices for high-quality business cards and other personalized business products. Custom, full-color printing for mailing labels, letterhead, envelopes and more
  • What's Inside - GDA
    Information on GDA food labeling that shows calories, fat, saturates, salt and sugar required for a healthy balanced diet. With guideline daily amounts and a food calculator find out more.
  • Style Compare
    The ultimate one-stop online fashion experience; over 20,000 ever-growing fashion items for you to choose from by more than 500 labels and a range of big-name retailers.
  • PLB International
    PLB International manufactures various dog and cat food formulas for sale as private labels for customers in all parts of the world.
  • Planglow Labelling Systems
    Labels and labelling software with details of size and pricing, specialists in food labels
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