Packaging, labelling & coding > Labelling & coding machinery

A label for 'Australian Grown'

05 June, 2007

The ‘Australian Grown’ logo has now been launched, allowing consumers to identify packaged food that has been grown on Australian farms.

Wet and steamy coding

21 May, 2007

Coding plastic pouches in a wet steamy environment has proved no problem for the latest small character ink jet printer from Videojet

Front of package nutritional labelling

14 May, 2007

A new nutritional food and beverage labelling scheme is set to aid Australians in the fight against the country's current overweight and obesity epidemic

European patent for laser marking technique

26 April, 2007

A European patent has been granted to DataLase for the new pigment that forms the basis of the company’s laser marking products for primary and secondary packaging – the Packmark and Casemark flexo and tape.

Labelling polystyrene boxes made easier

13 April, 2007

The producer of polystyrene boxes for a group of Queensland fruit and vegetable growers recently move another step forward, with an improved method of labelling the shipping boxes they produce

Full colour product label printer

13 November, 2006

Labelling specialist Peacock Bros. has introduced a full colour ink jet label printer from Primera.

Reduced space symbology seminar

27 October, 2006

GS1 New Zealand is bringing two leading authorities on bar code symbology to New Zealand. Bar code symbology will be a retail standard with effect from January 2010.

Pilot plant for labelling technology

11 October, 2006

By purposefully upgrading its applications engineering capabilities, with multifaceted options for customised testing and consultancy, Krones' labelling plant can offer its clients specifically tailored solutions to their problem

How much can fit on a label?

13 September, 2006

Consumers have a basic right to know what they are purchasing. They need information so that they can make informed decisions. But when does enough information become too much?

DOD coder for Cheetham Salt

11 August, 2006

Cheetham Salt is Australia's largest producer and refiner of salt. Its 12 solar salt fields nationally produce an annual total of more than 1.4 million tonnes, which is processed at six refineries

Global adoption of the RSS bar code

10 July, 2006

GS1, the organisation that locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication, has announced a global sunrise date of January 2010 for all scanning systems to read reduced space symbology (RSS) bar codes on any trade item.

RFID sensor tags

10 July, 2006

Savi Technology has released two sensor tags that reduce spoilage and damage by monitoring the temperature and humidity of commercial shipments of food stuffs and other perishables vulnerable to environmental conditions as they move through the supply chain.

Country of origin food labelling consumer brochure

14 June, 2006

A consumer brochure on country of origin labelling of food would help consumers to understand the new labelling requirements for unpackaged fresh and processed fruit, vegetables, nuts and seafood that begin from today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Christopher Pyne, said.

The potential of intelligent labels

06 June, 2006 by Mike Smyth, Journalist

Food poisoning in the US is claimed to take 5000 lives every year and force 325,000 into hospital treatment. Overall, nearly one in four Americans suffers from some form of food poisoning in any year

Tracking food in Europe

06 May, 2006

A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from 'farm to fork' - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers

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