Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Fresh Produce Industry

Take advantage of our many years of experience working with the Fresh Produce industry to streamline your coding, labelling and inspection processes, and drive more productivity and better quality levels for your organisation. 

Matthews helps you overcome unique challenges of the Fresh Produce industry:

  • Short shelf life: You need reliable equipment that will not let you down and a partner who is available to support you when and where you need it
  • Seasonality of produce: You need flexible equipment and solutions that can code, label, weigh a range of produce
  • New laws introduced to protect consumers: You need solutions that are future proof and can adapt to meet new requirements, e.g. country of origin labelling
  • Major supermarkets and distributors guidelines: You need to be able to meet specific labelling, coding and quality rules for supply chain efficiencies

With our help, you can confidently invest in the right coding, labelling and inspection systems for your unique processing environment and product. 

Date coding

The most prevalent coding need in the fresh produce industry is date coding — Use-by dates — on plastic or film packaging. Barcodes are also often needed. The most common technology used in this industry is a thermal transfer overprinter (TTO). Barcode labels also need to be applied to packaged produce in punnets using Label Printer Applicators (LPA) or, in the case of pre-printed labels, Label Applicators (LA). 

Matthews can install the coding equipment for where it suits your business on the production line; for instance, this may be in tandem with your form, fill and seal equipment. 

Precise weights

In the fresh produce industry, you need to be sure you’re not giving away too much of your product and, ultimately, your profits. At the same time, you don’t want to short-change your customers and risk expensive fines. 
Matthews’ range of checkweighers is made in Germany by Bizerba, the global leader of manufacturing checkweighers, industrial scales and software. They feature exceptional accuracy at high speeds, even with low-weight small goods such as nuts. 


Accurate, efficient Weigh Labelling Systems
Streamline your production line with weigh-labelling or weigh-price labelling systems from Matthews. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our flexible, fully automated solutions will accelerate efficiency in both food and non-food industries.
Checkweighing systems
Drive targeted cost reductions and more transparency with Matthews’ checkweighing systems. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our high-performance range of checkweighers make it easy to get greater visibility and efficiency across your production line.
Next generation Label Applicators
Save valuable time, resources and costs of manual label application, with a Label Applicator. Matthews offers automated labelling systems with high flexibility to fit your business needs and products.
Next generation Print & Apply Solutions
Streamline your label printing and application with a Label Printer Applicator (LPA). As the Australian market leader for barcode print and apply, Matthews provides the right solution to fit your business.
Small Character Continuous Inkjet Printer
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 ...
Thermal Transfer Printer for Flexible Packaging
Produce crisp and durable printing for your flexible packaging and labels with a Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) from Matthews Australasia. Excellent for high-density barcodes and labels that require longevity. Perfect for cost-effective packaging ...


Accurate Weigh Labelling for Products & Cartons
Automatic weigh labelling and weigh-price labelling from Matthews Australasia for high-speed inline or standalone weighing, label printing and application. Advanced weighing and printing technology streamlines your processes and improves accuracy.
Branding and marking solutions, built to last
Take advantage of high quality, durable branding & marking solutions from Matthews. From medical equipment to heavy industrial goods to timber, Matthews can provide flexible, advanced technology that works for your products.
Carton Labelling and Coding
Matthews’ carton labelling and carton coding solutions are an easy and cost-effective way to get high quality, robust labels onto your cartons. No matter the production environment or line speed. Learn more about our Coders and Label Printer Applicat ...
Compliant Pallet labels that scan every time
Print and apply pallet labels that scan every time, with pallet labelling solutions from Matthews. With compliant SSCC pallet labels, you can speed your product’s time to market, enjoy better inventory control and save your business time and money.
Date and batch codes you can count on
Get precise, easy-to-read and indelible date codes and batch codes for your products. With Matthews’ years of experience and technology expertise, you have everything you need to implement compliant coding solutions you and your customers can count o ...
Precise and Automated Checkweighing
Keep your product quality and costs in check with checkweighers from Matthews. Flexible, precise and easy to use, Matthews’ range of German-made checkweighers help you assure product quality and promote efficiencies on your line. Discover our solutio ...
Primary GTIN barcodes that scan first time, every time
Whatever your retail product, Matthews has the coding or labelling solution to make sure you have primary barcodes that scan first time, every time. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, we can help you implement the right technology to apply barcode ...
Product labelling that works for your business
Matthews’ product labelling solutions are designed to keep your production line moving. Our In-line Labelling Systems and Label Applicators are an easy way to get high quality, robust labels onto just about any product and in any production environme ...


Fully compliant Shipper Coding and Labelling
Ensure your shipper cartons include the right barcode and information to comply with retailer requirements. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews can help you implement the right shipper coding and labelling technology solution to ensure your ...
MPERIA™ line controller
Control multiple printers across your production lines and packaging locations with MPERIA™, a universal management platform for Matthews print technologies. MPERIA™ is easy to use, easy to integrate and fully scalable. Find our how MPERIA™ can provi ...
Precise Inspection Solutions
Detect, identify and correct any problems before your products leave the plant. Matthews offers a range of advanced inspection solutions designed to achieve precision in your production line, so you can reduce cost, protect your brand and improve you ...
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

R Ceravolo & Co
South Australian fruitgrower, packer and wholesaler, R Ceravolo & Co, has cut downtime, saved costs and increased throughput by installing a Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinter from Matthews Australasia. Find out how.
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 ...
AAA Packers
Major efficiencies, backed by top service, was what an expanding fresh-produce packer got when they installed a Bizerba weigh-labeller from Matthews Australasia.
Manual labelling processes were constricting productivity for one of Australia’s top antipasto suppliers. Matthews’ fully integrated solution, including iDSnet Portal, freed up a person a day for other tasks.

White Papers


Thermal transfer printing  on Fresh Produce packaging
Thermal transfer printing on Fresh Produce packaging (youtube 1:12)
Thermal transfer overprinting on film to print date codes. The TTO printer is mounted on the flow wrapper and is directly printing onto the film. A great solution for packaging fresh produce.



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