Food Packaging Labels Overview

Food labels tell us whether we should purchase or avoid a product. They communicate important information about things that make a big part of our lives.

All packaged foods for sale require labeling. Food packaging labels serve the purpose of informing the buyers about the product and luring them into buying it. The manufacturers want to make what they are selling as attractive as it gets, both with the content and the visual representation, so that the consumers would continue to purchase from them.

The Food and Drug Administration has certain requirements about information printed on food labels in the United States, and these requirements are clearly stated in the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. Each country has a certain regulative body and certain laws that regulate this issue. Inaccurate information on food labels can cause many problems for the customers and manufacturers. Omitted statement about ingredients that most often cause allergies, wrong “best used by” date, or any such false information can harm the customers, and as a result the manufacturers face serious lawsuits.

Aside from the nutritional content and health claims, food labels can contain other information that the manufacturer chooses to display – advertisements, recipes, etc. Also, it is very important to have an eye-catching label design that will differentiate it from other labels and products, and convince customers to buy it.

Food Packaging Label Pros will now lead you through these sections on custom food labels and get you ready to order a label that will be perfect for what you need.