Labeling for Nutrition Labels in the Food and Beverage Industry
Nutrition Label Requirements
In the United States, all of this information is mandated by the 1990 nutrition labeling and education act (NLEA) and regulated by the federal drug administration (FDA) and allows those purchasing food to have the opportunity to make more informed purchasing decisions if they choose to do so.
Considering that this information is not only required but imperative to consumer education and buying decisions, your nutrition labels must remain clearly legible as not to become altered throughout the manufacturing, shipping, or handling processes.
These labels must provide transparency to the consumer regarding the nutrition and health value of their food and can help increase the demand of a brand. Consumers will look for information such as calories, serving size, total fat, protein, carbs, sodium, sugars, and more.
You’ll need to ensure that the nutritional facts label stays intact and does not become altered; you’ll want to look for resistance against :
- High or low temperature exposure
- Steam exposure
- Consistent handling
Why using thermal transfer technology for this application ?
Effective Print Solutions for your Nutrition Labels
To achieve this, you need a reliable print technology, thermal transfer ribbons. You will likely be printing on multiple products that may have various forms of packaging, and this print solution can be used on various substrates when needed, such as:
- Flexible plastic packaging
- Hard plastics
- And more
By implementing wax/resin or resin thermal transfer print technology into your production line, you will generate the ability to deliver the information needed without disrupting your packaging operation processes.
For this application, we recommend the following products: