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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