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printing labels to place inside package.

Ervie's picture

printing labels to place inside package.



I have just started selling home baked bread and bagels at a local farmers market and I am wondering if anyone else here prints labels on plain white paper for placing inside the plastic bag with the loaf.  Are there any issues I should be concerned about like paper or ink chemicals?



LindyD's picture

Hi Jon.   I found the following link which claims you need to check in with your county health department before selling, so they should be able to give you details on labeling.

Am guessing that you must place the label on the outside of the package not only for sanitary reasons, but so the consumer can easily read the label.  You can get Avery adhesive labels at a reasonable price.

gmabaking's picture

Not for selling but I use the Avery labels and have great fun with writing things under the type of bread. Mostly from Carol Fields' Italian Baking. For instance,

Senzi if pane tutto diventa organo : Without bread, we are all orphans

I wrap in plastic wrap, put the label on and then set the bag into a ziplock type storage bag. Hopefully as soon as the bread is rescued from the plastic it will be enjoyed and stored properly.

MNBäcker's picture

Plastic bags - oh, the humanity...:)

I've been using these brown kraft paper bags with perforated windows. The show off the breads nicely while still allowing them to "breathe". And I use the Avery 2x4 labels to clearly mark my breads. They work great in my printer. Make sure you shop around online for them - there are huge differences in pricing. I like the idea of having a saying of sorts on there, but by the time I have my business name and location and the name of the bread with the ingredients listed, there's no space left...:(


Ervie's picture

thanks for the link Stephan those bags look great!

hanseata's picture

of packaging breads in plastic bags - it's on par with finding raw milk cheeses unsanitary.

Fortunately I don't have to pack my breads other than in paper bags, stamped with my logo. I print the list of ingredients on my invoice for the store that sells my breads, for anybody who might ask about it.


MikeSartin's picture

The risk manager that lives in the back of my head suggests you get your labels printed by an appropriately insured printer of fortune cookie messages.