The modern pet food industry is a thriving and valuable market. Driven by rising pet adoptions, an increased interest in premium formulas, and a growing e-commerce space, today’s pet food market is increasing in both value and product diversity. To satisfy growing customer demand, pet food producers now face higher production volumes and longer production runs than ever before.
Along with unprecedented product demand, pet food companies also need to comply with increasingly stringent traceability requirements to sell their products. As in the case of human food, the Food and Drug Administration enforces strict labeling requirements that require pet food products to display:
- Product identification statements
- Manufacturing/packaging location information
- Traceable information (e.g., lot codes, batch numbers, etc.)
- Expiration date
If this information is improperly applied or absent, pet food companies are liable to face fines, product recalls, and, in the most extreme cases, legal action.
Fortunately, maintaining high operational efficiency and achieving code compliance isn’t difficult when you have the right solution with ink and hardware for the task. At InkJet, Inc., we offer a variety of custom inks complementing our industrial coding technologies that are ideal for marking & coding pet food packaging. Here’s how our equipment can improve your operation.