Now more than ever, food labeling is essential to running a successful kitchen. And as the laws surrounding it get more strict, proper labeling will only increase in importance.
When you use food labeling products from a trusted producer like NCCO, you can rest assured knowing whatever you choose will be manufactured with quality. Still, it’s hard to know which food labels will meet your kitchen’s needs the best.
Here are some pointers to help you find the right solution that streamlines your kitchen operations.
The Importance of Food Rotation Systems
Food safety is critical to your business, and it requires diligent monitoring. From the cooler to the prep area, you and your employees need to know which ingredients to use first to reduce the risk of spoilage.
A sound food rotation system, supported by proper labeling, will help you:
- Improve inventory management
- Monitor expiration dates
- Avoid cross-contamination
- Ensure customer safety
- Meet health codes
- Reduce waste
- Save time and money
Removable vs. DuraPeel™ Food Labels
Removable food labels have a semi-gloss finish and mild removable adhesive. This is a popular option since kitchen staff can easily remove labels before washing the container without leaving any residue.
Removable labels are also the more cost-effective food label option. You’ll find plenty of space to write the “use by” date, and some of the labels come with a pre-printed day of the week. You can also get “use-first” labels, “use-by” labels, shelf-life labels, and product labels.
DuraPeel labels are synthetically coated and durable, so they won’t break down in water. They are repositionable and reusable. These labels can be removed before or after washing without leaving any residue.
Along with “day of the week labels,” which have each day printed on them, “Use By” or “Use First” DuraPeel labels help you reduce waste and maintain a more organized inventory system. These labels can help standardize an efficient first-in-first-out inventory control system.
Regardless of what type of label you choose, proper food labeling will save you time and money. Deciding between Removable and DuraPeel labels comes down to functionality and what your restaurant needs.
Whichever food labeling system is right for you, NCCO has the products you need to ensure food safety and efficiency within your kitchen. Learn more and view our products on our website.