When a large food processor needs a food label printed, the correct information is sent over, including the required wording and portion sizes. Louisville Label then prints the label, ships it to back to the company and they are then responsible for applying the label and sending their products to the markets in which they are selling, which generally include large retailers like Kroger and Meijers.
A smaller processor may need some additional guidance preparing the label for compliance with federal regulations. Artwork and food statistics may be sent to Louisville Label and prepared for printing, or Louisville Label may assist smaller processors by providing a former nutrition label and inserting that client’s specific information into the template. Louisville Label will then ship that label off for federal regulation approval and will receive adjustments that need to be made in the label such as portion size revisions or technical issues that may need updating. Once the label is fully approved, it is then sent through the printing process for the quantity requested.
Many of the labels will also go to a food processor that actually makes the food or beverage recipe in a home kitchen or factory type food processing operation that has the equipment to bottle or fill the container with the recipe, applying the label in that process. Smaller processors will then sell their products to specialty type stores and gift shops, but some eventually will get their products picked up and carried by the larger retailers on a regional basis. Once that happens, the process continues all over again, but on a larger scale as the business begins to grow.
If you have a food, beverage, or product and think you might need a label to be printed for distribution purposes, click here and fill out the short form. We will give you a quick quote on what work might need to be done to get your product on the shelves of the local retailers and in the hand of food lovers in your community.