If you are arranging custom food label printing for your delicious homemade confections or preserves, you might be wondering whether nutrition information is actually necessary. This information generally outlines the ingredients used in the food and the nutritional facts (such as the daily percentage of a person’s sugar or sodium intake). So, are these sorts of labels required?
If you are planning on selling your confectionary, preserves, cakes or other foodstuffs it is important that you include at least the ingredients somewhere on the label. Someone with an allergy will be looking for this sort of information to ensure that the item is safe for them to eat. It is also important to include the date that the product was prepared or will expire.
If you are planning on donating your confectionary, preserves, cakes or other foodstuffs it is important that you again include at least the ingredients. You might be donating the items for someone else to sell or you might be donating them to the less fortunate. Anyone planning on consuming the product, however, will want to check that it is safe for them to eat.
If you are planning on gifting your confectionary, preserves, cakes or other foodstuffs it might be a good idea to include a list of the ingredients but you don’t have to. When people receive these items as a gift, they can sometimes be shoved forgotten, into the back of the cupboard (particularly around Christmas and Easter) and they might be pulled out months later.
If you are planning on keeping your confectionary, preserves, cakes or other foodstuffs, there is no need to include nutritional information on the label (unless, of course, you think you might have trouble remembering). If you have prepared the product yourself, you will know whether it is safe for you to consume and how long it will be good for.
When organising custom food label printing, it is important to consider whether you need to include nutritional information or not. As you can see from the list above, it is sometimes very important to include ingredients and dates but it is not necessary in all cases. If you need help determining what information you need to include on your label, contact a food safety authority.