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Is Your Thermal Food Packaging Label Supplier BRC-Certified Under GFSI Guidelines?

Dec 10, 2019 12:13:46 PM

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Food industry companies invest millions of dollars annually in testing, logistics and operational solutions to ensure that their products are safe, comply with FDA and other regulations and are handled correctly. Given what’s at stake for food industry companies, the labels they use for food packaging applications must be of the absolute highest quality in order to prevent peeling, ensure safety and enable consistently accurate barcode screening from warehouses to store shelves.

While many packaging label converters may tout their products and capabilities in the food industry, certification by renowned third-party organizations truly validates excellence and adherence to the food processing industry’s most stringent quality standards.

At OMNI Systems, we are extremely proud to say that we have attained Brand Reputation Through Compliance Global Standards (BRC) certification for packaging and packaging materials. BRC certification, in turn, complies with guidelines established by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI is the universal gold standard of recognition to specific food safety audits, signifying that the certification holder operates with a structured, comprehensive and effective food safety program.

BRC certification is a product and process certification standard which verifies compliance to industry best practices. It focuses on quality and functional aspects of packaging which complement the established requirements of food packaging plants. Essentially, BRC certification validates that OMNI Systems’ packaging labels for food are safe and effective for use on food-grade packaging.  

OMNI Systems’ BRC certification under GFSI guidelines was issued by AIB International, a world-renowned third-party testing organization which conducted an extensive on-site audit against standard requirements. AIB International audits and facility inspections are conducted at food processing and manufacturing sites around the world.

Understanding the importance of GFSI certification with packaging labels for food

Food industry companies should take note of OMNI’s BRC certification under GFSI guidelines, because many of the world’s most respected food processing brands have cited the immense value of GFSI within their business.

OMNI Systems – BRC/GFSI-certified and uniquely suited to food industry applications

In the food processing industry, direct thermal labels are an ideal solution. If you purchase direct thermal packaging labels for your food industry business, we urge you to consider BRC/GFSI-certified OMNI Systems. As North America’s leading direct thermal label supplier, OMNI Systems uses only the highest quality raw materials to create the highest quality direct thermal labels available anywhere—all at prices that will save you 15-40 percent and deliver an overall lower total cost of ownership by reducing print head wear.

Our top-coated stocks for direct thermal labels make your direct thermal food processing labels more resistant to light, scratches and other contaminates so printed images remain scannable longer.

Additionally, we offer a variety of value-added services to help you optimize your label spend in ways you may or may not be aware of. Learn more about OMNI Systems’ best-in-class thermal labeling services.

OMNI Systems is comprised of labeling experts with an unrivaled understanding of the thermal media landscape. We can consult with you on audit and distribution strategies and create a solution to meet any thermal labeling need—be it food processing labels or any other label type. We consult with many of the world’s top brands on their labeling strategies—we’ll apply the same know-how and insights to your business.

We hope this blog helps you understand the importance of BRC and GFSI certification in the food industry, and the many benefits of working with a thermal label supplier that is BRC-certified for packaging labels for food under GFSI guidelines. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how OMNI’s leadership in price, quality and service can help you save 15-40 percent on your label spend over current costs and make your job easier.

Do you have questions about thermal transfer labels, direct thermal labels, water-activated tape or other labeling needs? Please contact OMNI Systems at 216-377-5160 or email

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