How To Improve Profitability In Snack Foods Production With Better Coding Technology
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry requires packaging coding which is clear and legible both for traceability, and to meet legislative demands. Secondary packaging such as corrugated outer boxes protect the fragile nature of snacks, and will require coded messaging such as batch numbers, barcodes, and expiry date information. Problems occur when coding such as this is not legible, and does not meet the standards set by legislation. Illegible codes will be rejected by customers, possibly result in fines, product recalls, and consequently, costly reworks.
Coding Which Is Compliant With New Legislation
Implementation of EU country of origin labelling regulations came into force Dec 2014 with the aim of ensuring product coding is present, clear and legible on food packaging, in turn making it easier to track the path of a product.
Legible Code You Can Rely On
Traceability And Product Recall
With coding machines you can rely on to print legible codes every time you can be sure that your snack foods packaging offers manufacturer traceability. Product recalls can be costly in terms of reworks, and even incurring fines; so ensuring your messages are printed clear every time will eliminate the risk of illegible codes being the cause of recall.
Coders which are too complicated to use result in excess costs, with extra time being needed to set up between batch runs. The more time spent setting up a coder for printing on a new product, the more downtime and therefore less profitability.
Linx coders are easy to set up, so the risk of downtime is minimized, and the risk of costly defect due to human error is avoided. Linx coders’ easy-to-use interfaces mean fewer errors are made, and on-screen prompts improve efficiency and make message creation and edits simple.
Ensure your product traceability meets legislation with legible, reliable codes. The added benefits then include reduced costs and improved profitability. To find out more about how our easy-to-use coders can help your business meet US labelling regulations, whilst also saving you time and money, get in contact with us here.