New government regulations have led to increased demand for food labeling. Recently, President Obama signed a bill that will mandate the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration intends to redesign Nutrition Facts labels, emphasizing calorie counts, sodium and added sugars.
These are but two examples of the many regulatory changes that have caused the food labeling market to grow. In fact, it now makes up 64 percent of the global printed label market, valued at $20 billion, according to a study by Smithers Pira. Because businesses are being asked to make changes more frequently, there is a greater need for on-demand labeling.
"There is a greater need for on-demand labeling."
However, not every on-demand printer can meet the needs of food labeling. These labels need to be printed with ink that contains lower toxicity so as not to pose a health hazard to consumers. One such printer that can provide this is the Afinia L801 Memjet.
Memjet's water-based inks adhere to governmental and industry safety standards. They have fast dry times, ensuring that the quality of labels remains high without leaching through packages into the food itself.
It is highly recommended that industries maintain barriers between ink and food, and Memjet is a great option for those firms that want to improve their printing efficiency while still contending with a rash of new labeling regulations.
Durafast offers a number of different printing solutions to help you develop the labels you need for your branding efforts. Contact us today for more information!