What You Need to Know About Food & Beverage Labels

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Here at PrimeSourceOPC, we want to help you do what’s best for your business, and that includes helping you get the best labels for your products. Depending on the type of product you are trying to promote, you may have different requirements and goals for your label design–food & beverage labels, for instance, have to comply with some strict rules. These requirements can be confusing to those who aren’t already familiar with them. Per USDA, FDA, and TTB*:

  • Statement of Identity – The product’s generic name. This label often goes underneath the brand name in a plain font, and it should always be at least half the size of the largest print used on the package.

What You Need to Know About Food & Beverage Labels

  • Net Quantity – How much food or beverage is actually in the package. Express this quantity in liquid volume (fluid ounces or liters), dry volume (cups), weight (pounds or kilograms), or numerical count (12 donuts) as appropriate.
  • Manufacturer’s Information – Food & beverage labels must also contain the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.
  • Nutritional Information – Your label must provide key nutritional information about the product and must display that information in the FDA-required Nutrition Facts panel. There are more specific rules about how to calculate and convey this information, and our team will guide you through the process to ensure that your labels tick all the boxes.
  • Ingredient List – In addition to the nutrition facts, your food & beverage labels must provide a list of all ingredients used in the product, in descending order of weight. In addition, you also have to include a warning if your product contains milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soybeans.

*PrimeSourceOPC does not engage in product design and cannot make any claims to exact requirements, specifications, or regulatory information for your label..