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22mm x 12mm labels

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26mm x 12mm Sato labels

Sato - Samark

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Notes on Food Date Labelling requirements

Use by

The 'use-by' code must be used for foods that are microbiologically highly perishable, foods which deteriorate and become a danger to human health after a short time. This type of code is often used for chilled foods such as sandwiches and cook-chill meals which should be stored in the refrigerator.

This is the key date in terms of safety. You will usually find a ‘use by’ date on food that goes off quickly, such as meat, fish, milk, soft cheese and packet salads. It is important to store these sorts of foods properly to make sure they last until the ‘use by’ date. Make sure you follow the storage instructions given on the pack. If a food can be frozen you can use it after the ‘use by’ date. Just make sure you follow any instructions on the pack – such as ‘freeze on the day of purchase’ and ‘defrost thoroughly before use and use within 24 hours’.
For the 'use by' date to be a valid guide, you must follow carefully storage instructions such as 'keep in a refrigerator'. If you don't follow these instructions, the food will spoil more quickly and you may risk food poisoning. 'Use by' does not always mean 'eat by'. If a food can be frozen its life can be extended beyond the 'use by' date. But make sure you follow any instructions on the pack - such as 'freeze on day of purchase', 'cook from frozen' or 'defrost thoroughly before use and use within 24 hours'. It's also important you follow any instructions for cooking and preparation shown on the label. Once a food with a 'use by' date on it has been opened, you also need to follow any instructions such as 'eat within a week of opening'. But if the 'use by' date is tomorrow, then you must use the food by the end of tomorrow, even if you only opened it today. It is also important to follow any instructions for cooking and preparation shown on the label. It is also important to follow any instructions for cooking and preparation shown on the label.

Best before

This type of code is used for products where a 'use-by' date is not applicable or required. The 'best-before' date must be expressed as a day and month and year, in that order. For products with a shelf-life of three months or less, for example bread, crisps, biscuits and sweets, the 'best before' date may be expressed as a day and month only.

Best before’ dates tend to be about quality rather than safety. You will usually see these dates on foods that last longer – such as frozen, dried or tinned foods. It should be safe to eat food after the ‘best before’ date, but the food might begin to lose its flavour and texture and no longer be at its best. One exception is eggs. To enjoy eggs at their optimum quality you shouldn’t eat them after the ‘best before’ date. Eggs can contain salmonella and evidence shows that the risk of illness in consumers increases if they eat any contaminated eggs that are getting older and that have not been properly stored. It is especially important that children, pregnant women, elderly people and anyone who is unwell should not risk eating eggs after the ‘best before’ date. Eggs should always be stored in the fridge and cooked properly – until the yolks and whites are solid. Other dates You might also see ‘sell by’ or ‘display until’ dates. These are to help shop staff know when to remove a product from sale.

Best before end

This is an alternative form of the 'best-before' date for products with a shelf-life of more than three months, for example canned and bottled goods, drinks and frozen foods. It may be expressed in terms of a month and year only, or if the product has a shelf-life of more than 18 months, in terms of a month and year or a year only.

Foods not requiring Date Codes

Agricultural products which, on leaving the agricultural premises of production, are either sold or delivered to temporary storage, preparation or packaging stations or to producers' organisations; or collected for immediate use in an operational preparation or processing system. The term "agricultural product" applies only to primary agricultural products (i.e. products of the soil, stock farming or fisheries which have not undergone initial processing). Examples could be harvested vegetables delivered to grading or packing stations, fresh fruit provided for canning operations;
Individual items of food which at point of sale to the ultimate consumer are not prepacked, such as loose sweets, fruit and vegetables;
Foods sold to the ultimate consumer which are prepacked for direct sale (for example bread baked on the premises for direct sale) or which are prepacked at the request of the purchaser;
Individual goods not intended to be sold separately, such as single tea bags or chocolates;
Foods which are in a package or container, of which the largest side has a surface area of less than 10 square centimetres;
Individual portions intended as an accompaniment to another food provided at a catering establishment for immediate consumption, such as sachets of salt, sauce or sugar.
Also excluded are tea bags, coffee etc. provided as part of another service, for example drink making facilities in hotel rooms;
Individual portions of ice cream and other edible ices.

Please note:This information is given for your guidance but the author cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes in the law subsequent to the time of writing.

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A family business trading since 1982, we specialise in price guns and price labels. We pride ourselves on being large enough to service most requirements but small enough to treat all our customers with individual care and respect. International, National, Large, Medium or simply a One-Man business, we offer the same level of service and attention.

We supply Price Guns and Price labels in industry standard sizes to fit the majority of price guns. Price Labels may be plain, pre-printed (Best before - Use By - Special Offer - Discount Price etc) printed with your name and/or company logo, a message or slogan, the only limitation is legibility with regard to the label size. Select from a range of price guns for simple pricing or complex coding, we can probably provide a hand held price gun to solve your problem. You may purchase online by debit card, however we welcome telephone enquiries to discuss any queries you may have, or to pay by card over the telephone.

Retailers can increase the sale of selected items by as much as 94 per cent in volume by using on-product price labels to promote special offers and reduced prices, according to researchers Cegma Topo of Paris. It is probably the most cost-effective form of advertising, as customers are able to respond directly and immediately to the promotional offer displayed on the price label. Smaller retailers can, by having their name on the price label add significantly to the image of the store, it gives the customer a feeling that the store is professional and substantial. Eye-catching price labels can increase the five to ten seconds which customers spend on average in front of a product display. This is particularly important for the 80 per cent of goods which are not stored on shelves at a convenient chest level. Retailers now have the choice of a wide range of label sizes, shapes and colours, as well as numerous typographical and design options, to maximise visual impact. Ideally, retailers should ensure maximum contrast between the print and colour background. Shop owners should not underestimate the impact that a price label can have, unmarked products are liable to remain on the shelves and to have the business name on thousands of products is a very subliminal marketing advantage.
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