Whether you own a bakery that makes pizzas and distributes them frozen to larger retailers, or you run a pizza restaurant and delivery business, you need to abide by the FDA’s regulations on proper food labeling. They are different for different types of businesses. For example, if you own a pizza parlor or a chain restaurant where people can order pizza, you need to include calorie count on the menu as prescribed by the Affordable Care Act. This applies to chains with at least 20 venues and mandates that calorie information is available wherever the store has a menu: physical menu board in the store, online menu on their website, etc. This allows consumers to compare calorie information for all pizzas on the menu per slice, and see how the calorie count changes with different pizza toppings.
Regarding frozen pizza sold in stores, the labeling rules haven’t changed except for the nutrition facts label. Producers with $10 million or more in annual food sales have time until January 2020 to comply with the changes, and producers with less than $10 million have until January 2021.
The new nutrition label includes information about added sugars, updated serving sizes and daily values, mandatory information about vitamin D and potassium, and a refreshed design, with larger type for certain information (e.g. “Calories”).
If you are just starting out as a pizza producer, here are some basic things you need to know about labeling your product:
- Your product needs to contain information about the ingredients used, nutrition information, net weight of the food packaging contents, your or your distributor’s address and common name of the product (e.g. “pizza”).
- Nutrition facts label has to be prominently displayed on your food packaging as advised by the FDA. It has to include information about the serving size, calories, nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
- If there are any allergens used (such as gluten in wheat, for example), you need to include them in the ingredients list.
- If you are making any health claims, consult the FDA for specific requirements on this matter.
How Can Labels Help You Beat the Competition
The US pizza market is currently worth 45 billion dollars. According to a recent study, 43% of consumers eat pizza at least once a week. Though the demand is high, pizza manufacturers still need to work hard to market their product in order to beat the competition and earn their consumers’ trust.
The FreezerLabels.net team labels pizza practicing the best design and printing trends. Aside from creative ideas for design, our printing experts will advise you on the types of label stock and adhesive that will guarantee strong label adherence to the pizza box. Using high-quality freezer grade labels is very important for products that will be kept in the freezer, because regular, all-temp adhesive stickers can peel away from the packaging and stain your reputation.
Blank Labels: Neat Solution for Pizza Orders
If you run a pizza delivery business, a great way to organize a lot of orders is to use blank labels where you will print out information about your customers (their name and address, maybe a list of ingredients they ordered, etc.) and place the stickers on pizza boxes to be delivered. This can help you sort out multiple pizza orders and avoid mistakes.
Freezer Labels Pros offer a wide range of quality self-adhesive blank labels that you can use to better organize your pizza business.