Food Packaging Labels
Ensuring your food products have all of the correct information regarding their ingredients, weight, allergens, best before dates and other necessary information is vital for the safety of all your consumers. This is why we supply high-quality labeling materials suitable for food packaging. Professional branding and packaging have been statistically shown to increase sales and brand loyalty, as they are more aware of what products they are purchasing, and who they are purchasing from.
If you would like to test any of our quality materials, you can order a sample pack to get a feel of what material or adhesive works best for you:
Product Name: A clear and accurate product name or description should be displayed on the label, which accurately reflects the contents of the package.
List of Ingredients: A list of all ingredients used to make the product should be provided on the label, in descending order of weight or volume. This is important for people with food allergies, intolerances, or dietary restrictions.
Net Weight/Volume: The net weight or volume of the product must be provided in the appropriate unit of measurement (e.g. grams, ounces, milliliters, fluid ounces) on the label.
Nutrition Facts: A nutrition facts panel should be provided on the label that lists the serving size, calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein.
Allergen Information: Allergen information should be clearly listed on the label if the product contains any of the major food allergens, such as wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, fish, or shellfish.
Country of Origin: The country or countries of origin of the product should be listed on the label, in accordance with the relevant regulations.
Expiration Date: The expiration date or “best before” date should be printed on the label, indicating the date after which the product is no longer safe or effective to consume.
Storage Instructions: Storage instructions should be provided on the label to ensure that the product is stored properly to maintain its quality and safety.
Manufacturer/Importer Information: The name and address of the manufacturer or importer of the product should be included on the label.
GMOs (Genetically modified organisms): If there are any genetically modified organisms these need to be stated on the packaging.
What Information Do We Require From You?
1. Do you require blank or Printed Labels?
We have to know whether you would like your labels supplied to you blank, or if you have your own custom artwork you would need printing. We will send you an artwork approval before we go ahead with the finished product.
2. What Shape do you need?
We also need to know what shape you need. Everything we produce on rolls is bespoke, which means we can have whatever shape you require custom-made. Let us know if you require a Rectangle, Circle, Oval, or a Custom Sized shape.
3. What Size do you need?
Let us know what size you require. We can produce any size that you may need. If you have a custom size, it is best to send us a PDF of your design so we can see each dimension.
4. What Material do you need?
See what materials we recommend for food and packaged products. However if you would like a different material for your specific needs, we can have these made for you. See our List of Label Materials so you can decide which one is best for you.
5. Which Adhesive?
Which adhesive do you require? We offer
- 1. Standard permanent
- 2. Ultra permanent
- 3. Low-Tack Peelable
- 4. Ultra Peelable
- 5. Freezer-Proof
6. Maximum Roll Diameter and Core Size?
If you have a preference, let us know the maximum roll diameter and core size you require.
7. Quantity of Labels?
Finally, let us know what quantity of labels you need, and how you would like these to be split per roll.
Food Packaging Labelling Materials
It is important to make sure that your label is not situated directly near your food product. As this can result in ink or toner contamination.
Semi-gloss labels are a popular choice for food packaging due to their ability to showcase vibrant, high-quality graphics and images that attract customers. They have a smooth, semi-gloss finish that enhances the visual appeal of the label and the product.
We can also have this material custom-made with a freezer adhesive as well as permanent adhesive. Freezer adhesive is a great choice for semi-gloss paper labels because it is specifically designed to maintain its adhesive properties even in freezing temperatures. The adhesive is formulated to remain flexible and durable, preventing the label from becoming brittle or cracking when exposed to sub-zero temperatures. This ensures that the label remains securely attached to the product, even when it is stored in a freezer for extended periods.
A gloss varnish and gloss laminate are excellent options for food and packaging labels due to their ability to provide an extra layer of protection and enhance the label’s visual appeal. The gloss varnish provides a high level of glossiness, creating a luxurious and shiny finish that adds to the product’s premium look. Similarly, a gloss laminate provides a high level of glossiness, but it is thicker and more durable than a gloss varnish, making it a suitable option for products that require more protection.
Waterproof polypropylene plastic labels are an excellent option for food packaging due to their durability and resistance to moisture, oil, and other substances that may come into contact with the label. This ensures that the label remains legible and intact throughout the product’s lifespan, even when exposed to harsh environments or handling conditions.
You can choose between a gloss or matt varnish or laminate. A Gloss laminate is usually a popular choice for these labels, as it ensures that both the label and the print on top are protected from any substances that may come into contact with the label.
For extra water resistance, we recommend a gloss laminate over the top to ensure that the print is as protected as the label.