Date and batch codes you can count on

Precise, easy-to-read and indelible date codes and batch codes are critical for many industries – from food and beverage to pharmaceutical. With Matthews’ technology expertise and years of experience working with Australian manufacturers, you have everything you need to print use-by dates, best-before dates and batch codes you and your customers can count on.  

Get compliant codes, every time 

Matthews will help ensure your products always have the right date codes and batch codes to meet stringent retailer and industry requirements:

Date Codes: In Australia, the Food Standards Code states that packaged foods with a shelf life under two years must have a use by date on the primary packaging and a best before date in most other cases. Retailers also require date code information on secondary packaging to help improve stock turnaround and avoid food wastage.

Batch Codes: As marks of identification, batch codes are used to help product traceability. All packages with the same batch code are considered to be the same in nature, quality, quantity etc. 

Coding solutions to meet your unique needs

Our experts will help you select and implement the right technology to apply crisp and durable date codes and batch codes onto a variety of packaging materials – even at high line speeds:

  • Crisp, clear and easy to read codes
  • Easily visible to the end consumer
  • Indelible and highly durable
  • Highly consistent printing 
  • Print at high line speeds
  • Print on a wide range of packaging materials
  • Extremely cost effective

Eliminate date coding errors

Matthews specialises in integrating any coding equipment into your business, allowing you to boost your production efficiency and profitability. All our date coding solutions can be integrated in to our iDSnet software solution to ensure the right date / batch number is printed on the right product at the right time to eliminate coding errors. This can be supplemented by vision inspection to check code presence and formation.

Visit www.foodstandards.gov.au to stay up to date with the latest changes to the Food Standards Code. 

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Technologies

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High Quality Laser Marking
Apply high quality, high speed permanent marks and codes with laser technology from Matthews Australasia. Perfect for primary and secondary packaging, including barcodes. With no consumables and easy implementation, Matthews’ laser marking solutions ...
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Small Character Continuous Inkjet Coding
Transform your production line with small character continuous inkjet printing from Matthews Australasia. Whatever the packaging material or production environment, you can count on our CIJ printing solutions to be fast, precise and reliable – so you ...
Used-By-Date
TTO Printing for Flexible Packaging
Produce crisp and durable printing for your flexible packaging and labels with Thermal Transfer Overprinting from Matthews Australasia. Excellent for high-density barcodes and labels that require longevity. Perfect for cost-effective packaging by usi ...

Industries

Frozen-Food
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection for Frozen Foods
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Coding, Labelling, and Inspection for Meat & Small Goods
Get the advantage with tailored coding, labelling and inspection solutions for meat and small goods. With an advanced range of technologies and deep industry expertise, Matthews can help you achieve the benefits of streamlined coding, labelling and i ...
Food-and-Grocery
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection in Food & Grocery
Looking for ways to streamline and improve your coding, labelling and inspection processes? With our vast experience in the food and grocery industry, Matthews can provide a custom solution to give your business the competitive advantage.
Non-Alc-Beverage
Coding, Labelling, Inspection for Non Alcoholic Beverages
Streamline your coding, labelling and inspection processes. With many years’ experience working with Non Alcoholic Beverage businesses of all sizes together with our advanced technologies, Matthews has everything you need to transform your unique pro ...
Water
Coding, Labelling, Inspection for Water Bottling and Packaging
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Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Dairy Industry
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Solutions

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Primary Coding for every Product
Print retail barcodes, date codes, batch codes and 2D codes onto your primary product packaging. With deep experience implementing primary coding solutions across all industry sectors, Matthews can help you find the most efficient and cost-effective ...

Case Studies

Anika Natural Products
A fast-growing certified organic skincare toll manufacturer again turned to Matthews for a quick, but long-term effective, solution when a client’s market grew. This Australian manufacturing success story ships product globally.
Bellis Fruit Bars
Driven by continuous innovation, Bellis sells two thirds of the fruit bars that Australians eat. When launching a new product in a growing market, Bellis chose Matthews, for solution simplicity and low running costs.
Charlie’s Group
With long-term plans to be in both major supermarkets, niche juice processor Charlie’s Group has increased output 50% and changed production processes. Research led them to Matthews Australaisa for coding equipment, including a packaging automation s ...
Cosmetic Innovations
Product turnaround time is much quicker at Cosmetic Innovations Australia. Owned by the founders of Australian-made natural mineral makeup, they expanded the manufacturing facility using a Linx continuous ink jet (CIJ) datecoder and an Avery ALS labe ...
Flavourwave
Flavourwave (Australian grower and marketer of vine-ripened produce) needed to print vendor codes and best before dates for respective clients (including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and a number of smaller independent operators Australia wide) on every p ...

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Laser vs. Inkjet Coding
With rapid advances in the past couple of years and laser coding technology becoming more cost effective how do laser coders now line up against inkjet printers for coding and marking? This paper will interest those who are looking at, or thinking ab ...

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