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Product labelling of food items has been a public issue for quite some time. In May 2012 the government began a nationwide consultation of front-of-pack labelling in an attempt to make choosing healthier food easier.

NFU Campaign

Now the public have taken action after a new National Farmers Union campaign launched 12th October 2012 to encourage shoppers to take photos of food labels they view as poor quality. This can mean the person finds them to be uninformative, misleading or confusing.

The real point of contention for the ‘Flag It’ campaign is that the labelling of products such as cheese and milk do not clearly state the country of origin. NFU director of corporate affairs Tom Hind is concerned that this “can confuse consumers into thinking that they are buying British produce when they are not”.

The campaign will use the photographs sent in from the public to review how supermarkets are currently labelling items, and how the clarity can be improved.

Contract Labelling Service

For customers requiring temporary additional resources for specialist labelling applications, the ALS store offers a cost effective contract labelling service with our industrial labeller. This even includes label on label, which can conceal previous labels you feel may be outmoded or improvable.

If you think of tomato purée, hand cream and oil paints and we give you a small hint: the container, you’ll soon get the picture of what unites them: the tube.

Having low costs of production and easily manufactured in multi-layered options which offer extra protection for certain products – cosmetics or food related, the tube has become one of the most demanded commercial container. Metal, plastic or laminate, it is flexible and air-tight which contributes to a longer and more hygienically storage of the contents.

The tube only receives value once this one gains commercial awareness by means of the label. Targeted at consumers, the label says everything there is to be known: the ingredients, the expiry date and the manufacturer. Proper tube labelling is very important and the advantages have to match those of the very manufacturing of the tube.

  • Improved logistics
  • High quality graphics at a lower cost
  • The labels can easily be re-thought in terms of colours, design and information
  • Can choose between paper, film or metalised labels
  • Labels can be applied in various ways: full-wrap; partial-wrap; with or without product orientation

The ALS tube labeller tackles the concept of labels from both the manufacturer’s and the consumer’s perspective. It is sophisticated, reliable and fast, already present in Europe, USA and Asia. It works at speeds in excess of 100 tubes per minute, being accurate every single time. This is due to the solid foundation that each ALS T-Series machine is built on, which keeps movement and vibration to an absolute minimum. In no time anonymous tubes will be labelled and made known to the consumers.