Printing on confections, biscuits, eggs, and cheese are common applications of food coding, but the use of food-grade inks can be filled with complexity. Substances that directly touch food are considered food additives and are more stringently controlled than those that are on the packaging, but any packaging inks that may inadvertently come into contact with food may also need to be of incidental food-grade quality.
For printing directly on food, we offer a line of continuous inkjet inks together with a line of wax-based, edible hot-melt inks that are FDA, EU, and kosher compliant. For incidental food contact with packaging, a line of inks is also available.
The 9450 continuous inkjet printer offers traceable egg coding at high-speed. Available in blue or red and compliant with all local and national regulations, these dedicated food-grade inks can be used to code more than 250,000 eggs an hour on an eight-track grading machine.
The 5400 FG printer uses our patented Touch Dry hot-melt edible inks, available in six colors, that will not run or bleed into food. Able to continuously print without line stoppages, this printer can code 4 messages simultaneously on a variety of substrates.