Southwest Label & Printing is your source for Arizona Custom Food Labels. With more than 15 years in the industry, our experts know what it takes to create high-quality labels that meet the FDA’s standards for food labeling while also attracting consumers.

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What Information Should be on my Arizona Custom Food Labels?

Arizona Custom Food Labels

Food labeling can be a tricky business. Every food product offered in the United States is governed by rules set in place by the Food and Drug Administration. Before you send your label proof to the printers, you have to be sure that it contains all the necessary information to meet the FDA’s regulations.

To help you understand a bit more about what the FDA requires, we’ve provided a brief list of what to include below:

  1. A Clear Statement of Identity

All custom food labels must contain a statement of identity. It may sound fancy, but a statement of identity is the legal way of saying “tell people what your product is.” And let’s be honest, what company wouldn’t want to classify their product clearly?

You wouldn’t want customers picking up your product in the grocery store thinking that it’s salsa only to later discover that it’s tomato sauce, would you? Of course not! You’d end up with a lot of angry people that way.

So follow your logic, and the FDA requirements, and clearly state on the label what it is you’re selling.

  1. The Net Weight of the Product

The FDA requires that the weight of the product be prominently placed on the lower 30% of your Arizona Custom Food Labels. The weight listed only includes the amount of product within the package – it does not take into account the container itself.

  1. A Comprehensive List of Ingredients

In addition to identifying your product and including the weight, you also need to list every single ingredient contained within. It doesn’t matter how large or small the quantity is, every ingredient must be named.

The order for listing ingredients is done by amount. If you make a hot cocoa that’s 48% sugar, 46% cocoa, 5% nonfat dried milk powder, and 1% salt, then you need to place the ingredients in that order on the label.

You also need to make sure you declare any allergens that are included in the product. In the hot chocolate example above, you would have to state that it contains milk, a common allergen. Other allergens that must be labeled include soy, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, and wheat.

  1. An Accurate and Thorough Nutritional Facts Chart

Arizona Custom Food Labels

  • how large each serving size is
  • how many calories the product contains
  • the amount of fat that’s in each serving
  • how much protein it contains
  • how many carbs are included
  • how many grams of sugar are contained in the product
  • how much fiber is included in each serving
  • the amount of sodium per serving
  • whether the product contains any significant amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin A, or vitamin C

The label needs to be as accurate as possible to allow consumers to make informed product choices.

  1. Address of the Manufacturer

In order to enable traceability, the FDA requires that the manufacturer’s address be included on the label. This information is especially helpful in case any food contamination issues occur.

Call Southwest Label & Printing for Any Arizona Custom Food Labels Questions

The guidelines provided above are by no means exhaustive, but they should give you a better idea of the kind of information you need to include on your label. If you have any questions about labeling requirements, we invite you to talk the experts at Southwest Label & Printing. We can be reached by phone at 480-927-0274 or though the contact form on our website.