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What You Need to Know About Labeling Fruits and Veggies

November 04, 2016

Chances are that many customers don’t pay a whole lot of attention to fruit and vegetable stickers until they end up peeling them off. However, adding custom round stickers to your fruits and veggies can provide your brand with many great benefits, like making your brand seem more credible and providing information about how the product was grown.

Sure, the produce section is filled with large signs that let customers know whether or not a product was organically or conventionally grown, but labels can be a nice touch to help you stand out in the most colorful section of the grocery store.

Benefits to Labeling Your Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), whereas meat, egg products, and poultry are all regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Processed foods must be labeled, but the FDA does not require that companies label produce and fruit items (since they are considered unprocessed), but there are some definite benefits to placing custom round stickers on your bananas, apples, and oranges.

Let’s highlight some of the major benefits of using product labels:

●      Product labels always add credibility to your brand, even when it comes to trusted products like fruits and vegetables

●      Labels let customers know how to get in touch with you if they have any questions or want to learn more about the products you offer

●      Labels let consumers know whether or not your product is organic, conventional, Non-GMO, and where the product was grown and harvested

As you can see, product labels are a nice added touch to fruits and vegetables and they provide your customers with complete transparency.

Safe Label Materials for Fruits and Veggies

If you do decide to label your produce and fruit products, you need to make sure that your labels are made with an adhesive that is safe for human consumption. You see, since your label will be placed directly on the skin of the product, you need to make sure that any residue from the label is not at all harmful to your consumers.

It is less of a worry for products that contain exterior skins, like bananas, avocados, oranges, and so on, but products without skins like tomatoes, apples, pears, and peaches are often consumed as is. Even though most people wash their fruits and veggies before consuming them, it may be hard to remove all of the sticky adhesive from a product label.

Where to Learn About Label Adhesives

To learn more about label materials that are deemed safe for human consumption, check out the following resources from the FDA. The first link discusses information about the qualified components for label adhesives and the second link discusses qualified pressure-sensitive adhesives.

In addition, SheetLabels.com offers you a large selection of food labels, whether you need custom round stickers, rectangular labels, nutrition labels, or more.

We serve a wide variety of industries and we are readily available to assist you with your fruit and produce labeling needs as well. Please contact us today to learn more about our products and services!

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