I have been reading these fine boards for the past few weeks and have already picked up some fantastic knowledge. I am currently setting up a (very small) business making and selling jam, chutney etc made from local produce. I have not yet started to produce the products to sell but have been experimenting for years making jam and pickle for my family.
I am posting to ask if anyone can help me decide what sort of labels are good to use for jars of produce that you intend to sell and should be stored in a fridge after opening?
I have researched the legal requirements with regards to labelling and a friend has designed me a fantastic logo etc. But I am now unsure if I need to look out for any particular labels to use. Having googled 'self-adhesive jar labels' it just brings up the standard 'office' type labels and doesn't seem to have anything specific for food labelling.
Many thanks for your time.
Hi Gareth and welcome too!
I would have imagined that any labels sold specifically for preserve making purposes would stand the fridge, lakeland for eg do various sorts. From memory I think they do round ones for the lids as well - helpful if you were selling out of a big box I guess.Ah - just looked and can't find the round ones now. Doh!
Sorry not to be of more specific help but I'm a total preserve newbie. Good luck though!
The round labels Lakeland do are called jam jar toppers. I got some last year some time, and they stay on in the fridge, and are very useful for jars in the fridge door.
I use ordinary self-adhesive office labels, and they stay on in the fridge. As long as the ink is waterproof so it doesn't run if it gets damp I think it would be fine. After all, they don't have to be food-grade since in theory they don't come into contact with the preserves, in practice they come into contact with drips... but I guess that isn't legislated for, yet.
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