Post Date: August 17, 2021

Coding & Marking in the Dairy Industry

Despite the growing number of vegans in America, domestic per capita consumption of dairy products hit an all-time high in 2019 in the U.S.  Growth in cheese and ice cream spiked again with the onset of COVID in 2020.  Companies have adapted to the ever-increasing demand by offering a wide variety of dairy products including yogurt, milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, etc.

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

Labeling and coding in the dairy industry

What data must dairy labels contain?

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

  • Sales or brand name
  • Net quantity
  • Use-by date
  • Storage conditions
  • Batch number for product traceability
  • Nutritional declaration
  • List of ingredients
  • Manufacturer or copacker name

Efficient labeling and marking systems are needed to print this information as reliably as possible.  For the record, vegan products have to meet similar requirements for coding of packaging.

The right solution for your needs

The product identification and package coding solutions from AT Information Products offer the ability to directly print on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging. Our wide range of Markoprint® machines allow us to meet all needs at any stage of the production line. Contact us by calling (201) 529-0202 x125 or send a note to [email protected].