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Labeling and marking in the dairy and ice cream industry – A quick overview

According to the French Interprofessional Center for the Dairy Economy (Centre National Interprofessionnel de l’Economie Laitière or CNIEL), more than 80% of French people aged between 3 and 75 years consume dairy products every day.

Companies must adapt to the ever-increasing demand by offering a wide variety of dairy products: yoghurt, milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, etc.

To achieve this, production lines cannot afford downtime and must be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure excellent performance. Needless to say, marking and labeling systems are necessary for products to make their way to the consumer’s cupboard.

But what are the identification requirements for the dairy sector? Which systems are best suited to the needs of this industry?

What data must the labels of dairy products contain?

The dairy industry is a highly regulated sector. Market participants have to comply with certain rules related to the identification of their products. Here is a list of some of them:

–          The sales name. This mandatory statement is distinct from the brand under which the product is marketed. It is the simple definition of the product.

–          The net quantity.

–          The use-by date.

–          The storage conditions.

–          The batch number for product traceability.

–          The nutritional declaration to enable consumers to compare the nutritional values of products. This data can be completed by the Nutri-Score which gives an indication of the nutritional quality of the product.

–          The list of ingredients.

–          The origin.

–          The name or company name and address of the manufacturer or packager.

Efficient labeling and marking systems are needed to include this information as reliably as possible.

The right solution for your needs

The labeling machines from Weber Marking Systems offer the ability to apply and print labels on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging. Our wide range of machines allows us to meet all needs at any stage of the production line. But which solution is best?

Weber Marking Systems’ identification and labeling solutions allow you to identify your packaging and cartons throughout your production line. Whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary packaging, we have the solution to your needs. From the simple inkjet printer, compatible with the main inkjet technologies (HP, XAAR, Funai, Trident), to the Alpha range of label dispensers for high speed label application or the pallet labeling system AP 182 for labeling your pallets, we can provide you with the right machinery.

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