Are your bakery’s price tags food-safe?

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Visual appeal is vital for the success of bakery products. While pretty cakes and other baked goodies can help create a good first impression, it is important that they taste great and gain ingredient transparency to build consumer confidence.

However, it doesn’t stop at what goes into the making of these products alone. Food safety concerns, not just food but also the packaging, containers, and price tags that come in contact with the food.

Food contact compliance is key to the F&B industry in the UAE. The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is responsible for developing and adopting standards in the UAE.

Food contact materials need to comply with the general safety rules as stipulated in GSO regulations 2231/2012, 839/1997, and 1863/2013. These regulations are mandatory in the country and require materials to be manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practice or other quality schemes adopted by ESMA.

It is not the responsibility of companies that manufacture or sell food-contact materials alone to demonstrate compliance with the rules applicable to these materials. Every operator in the supply chain including bakeries, supermarkets, and others should take the onus to comply with the rules applicable to the substances, materials or articles that are intended to be used in or as a food contact material to ensure it doesn’t create a food-safety hazard.

The Edikio price tag solutions by Evolis can be quite handy for bakeries and pastry shops to make the labeling consistent and give the displays and bread racks a professional look, while using plastic material that’s hygienic, easy to clean, food-safe and resistant to cold and moisture.


Edikio

Edikio is a card-printing system that allows you to print attractive, personalized, and handy price tags. These solutions are innovative alternatives to the labeling methods traditionally used in bakeries and pastry shops.

You can update and print your tags yourself as you need them in under 15 seconds and directly at your point of sale. The credit card format is an ideal size to highlight your products on the display stands. The tags can be easily customized to show all mandatory information that, with food labeling regulations in the UAE.


Screencheck

Partnered with Entrust, Evolis, and other leading brands, Screencheck is the official and primary distributor of a wide variety of printing solutions in the GCC region. ScreenCheck has a massive inventory of the most up-to-date models in the business, along with compatible, functioning software.