Candy labels inform people about the contents of a candy packaging, and they visually stimulate consumers to buy the product. Candy for sale in stores needs to have a label that follows FDA regulations on proper food labeling and includes the following information: name of the producer, name of the product (candy), net weight of contents, ingredients and nutrition facts. Apart from this important information, the label should have a unique and attractive design. It will probably be the decisive factor in developing a customer’s desire for this particular candy.
The Importance of Following FDA Guidelines
The FDA has an important role in regulating how candy is produced and labeled in the US. For example, ever since a case of lead-contaminated candy appeared in the States in the ‘90s, the FDA has been making efforts to regulate the amount of lead in confectionary. The latest regulation recommends candy makers not to exceed the maximum amount of 0.1 parts per million (ppm). An average consumer may be shocked to learn that there’s any lead in candy. However, due to existing production practices, candy wrapper ink that may contain led, certain ingredients (such as chilli) that may contain lead, etc., bringing the levels of lead down to zero is not achievable. Consumers are advised to follow FDA guidelines, the latest warnings and news, because they regularly warn people against purchasing specific candy brands that may be harmful in any way. Producers are also advised to use good candy production practices to make sure their products don’t pose a threat to consumers’ safety.
Candy Label Opportunities for Small Confectioners
If you are a smaller confectioner looking to connect with bigger candy companies, you can offer to provide candy boxes labeled with the bigger company logo for business conventions and other corporate events they organize. Or, you can specialize in custom made personalized candy favors for birthdays, weddings, charity events, baby showers, graduations, retirement parties, holidays etc. Your customers are likely to return if you provide them with:
- quality candy product
- attractive candy wrappers
- transparent candy labels
Personalized candy labels are a great choice for small candy producer who are exempt from mandatory FDA labeling. If you are among them, you can order custom candy labels featuring unique artwork such as personal photos, personalized messages, etc. Event organizers are increasingly using personalized items, so personalized candy is a good way to enter the market.
Candy labels can be applied on top of a candy box or the side of a candy wrapper, depending on the candy packaging size and shape. These labels can be as small as 0.375”, or as big as one label per sheet. When you’re choosing your label shape and size, make sure your message can fit on it. Carefully select the colors, font and artwork (if there’s room for any), to make your candy product memorable.
Professionally Printed Custom and Blank Candy Labels
FoodPackagingLabels.net can help you out with appropriate design and professional printing of round, square, oval or any other label you choose to decorate your candy with. You can order several different custom-made candy labels on one sheet. We are dedicated to producing high-quality custom labels and tags at competitive prices by carefully establishing your needs and choosing the right type of label material, design, order size and printing method for your product label. For example, we are able to offer very competitive full-color, digital printing prices for small orders, but we also have vast experience with large orders on offset machines. Our printing experts can advise you on the type of label that will adhere to the substrate and withstand all conditions, and it doesn’t have to be made from the toughest, expensive polyester material. Our laminated paper materials can withstand freezing temperatures, as well as rough handling conditions.
If you’d rather print the labels yourself, there’s a variety of blank candy stickers on our website that you can download and print on your home printer and later write on with a marker.