Nutrition Labels

Print your own nutrition labels or let us do the work for you

Do you need to create your own food and beverage labels? Maybe you are a small grocery store that sells items from their bakery or deli. You might also be a business that sells prepackaged food on the go for customers. Let us point you in the right direction for creating nutrition labels for all of your products.

Nutrition Label Requirements

First and foremost, the nutrition labels are going to differ based upon which city or state that you live in. Your local health department might have some requirements if you are selling food and beverage products to customers and you might need to indicate some things such as allergens (if your products are made in conjunction with nuts and the same assembly line for example). Generally speaking, nutrition labels are mandated by the FDA to contain the following information:


  • All ingredients that are used in the product.
  • The amount of fat, sugar, sodium, and fiber.
  • Other key nutritional information.


In 2021, there are some specific changes that are going to be rolled out in regards to what must be included on your nutrition label. These include:


  • Making information about calories and serving size be in larger print on the label so that it is more prominent.
  • Adding information about “added sugars” in addition to total sugars used in the making of the product
  • Removing information on the label about “calories from fat” and adding information about the type of fat used in the making of the product.
  • Certain types of vitamins and nutrients are going to be required while others will be optional.

Some Considerations for First Time Nutrition Label Printers

How do you determine the nutritional content of your food or beverage product? There are a wide variety of ways to do this and we at Laser Inkjet Labels want to point you in the right direction. There are several options:


  • You can use lab testing to determine the nutritional value of your food or beverage product.
  • You can also access some databases, like the one provided by the USDA, to access key information about the nutritional value of common ingredients.
  • Consult an expert if you are in doubt.

Some Tips for Designing Nutritional Labels for Food & Beverage Products

If you want to design your own labels, Laser Inkjet Labels has software and common templates available that you might want to consider. However, if you are packaging something that you want to sell on store shelves, there are a few tips that will help you get the design right:


  • Consider hiring a professional designer.
  • Make sure that any artwork on your nutritional label looks great.
  • Take note of the packaging size you will be using. This will be crucial for getting the right size labels for your bottle, box, or other container that you will sell your food in.


If you need a custom label for your food or beverage product, we can get you taken care of. All custom labels from Laser Inkjet Labels can be tailored within the nearest ⅛ inch of your required size.


Some Other Guidelines for Nutrition Labels

There are certain phrases that you must be very careful with when designing and printing nutrition labels. These include:


  • “Natural” can only be used to describe food and beverages that use no artificial ingredients (like flavor) or artificial colorings.
  • “Whole” foods describe products that include produce, meats, dairy, and fish. These must always be foods in their purest form with minimal processing.
  • “Organic” foods and beverages are ones that are produced with no antibiotics, growth hormones, or any chemicals whatsoever. A food scientist can consult with you on when to use this label as this is the most stringently regulated label for food by the USDA.


There are also other different considerations for your nutritional labels. For example, “low calorie” is generally used to describe food and beverages that have less than 40 calories. “Fat free” means that a food item has less than ½ a gram of fat per serving. Carefully consider these with your nutrition labeling as there are guidelines for these types of labeling, too.

Tips for Printing Nutrition Labels That Sell


When you are printing food and beverage labels, there are a few tips to keep in mind that will help your product sell. These include:


  1. Make sure that you have plenty of labels on hand to ship your product on time. This is particularly important for food and beverage products that are perishable. Some retailers may have a chargeback if your finished goods are not delivered in a timely manner.
  2. Meet your retailer guidelines. For example, some retailers might require a clear nutritional label. Also, make sure that you know which conditions your product will be stored in. Laser Inkjet Labels has final label products that adhere to most surfaces and will be okay in most conditions. We are always here to help if you need any questions regarding this.
  3. Make sure that your nutritional labels have some appeal! Even if you are just printing the nutrition information, make sure that your product has some basic artwork on it so that it will sell.

Benefits of Using Laser Inkjet Labels for All of Your Nutritional Label Needs


At Laser Inkjet Labels, there are several different benefits of using our label products. These include:


  • Being able to get your nutritional labels in bulk.
  • Being able to have a preview of your sample before you actually make your final purchase.
  • Making sure that your labels are adhesive to any type of packaging that you use, including glass, plastic, and other types of containers.
  • The best all around customer service.


Laser Inkjet Labels is also a very cost-effective solution for all of your labeling needs and can reduce your overhead cost if you are a small business.

Let everyone know what they are eating and where it came from.


There's all kinds of labeling options, so let us help you determine the label that is best for you needs. To view available sizes in blank sheets (or inkjet roll labels) that you can print, just click Catalog here.

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