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    Until about a century ago, if you lived more than a few miles from the ocean, you were pretty much out of luck when it came to eating seafood regularly. You might be able to get your "water produce" from local rivers or lakes, but it tended to be limited in quantity and nature. You certainly weren't going to be eating swordfish or lobster. Catfish and crawfish, maybe.

    The Refrigeration Revolution changed all that. Suddenly, people in the continental interior could have all the fresh fish, crustaceans, seaweed, and other oceanic foods they wanted, either in frozen or refrigerated formats. That naturally created a huge market for seafood labels, much to the joy and good fortune of label printers everywhere. /p>

    Now, before refrigeration, it was possible to get some seafood, in a way, but for centuries it didn't need labels. Not only was it obvious what it was, no one cared about labeling it, because it was considered food for poor people and slaves. We're referring specifically to the dried fish, almost always cod, a species that used to be so common that in some areas, people could practically walk across the ocean on their backs./p>

    Dried cod, however, had to last for long periods in order to make it all over the world, and was just this side of edible. Contemporary descriptions basically describe it as boards made from heavily salted and dried fish flesh. Maybe that's why the Catholic Church proclaimed fish a vegetable, allowing its consumption on Friday. (Beavers were called fish for a while, too.) After traveling thousands of miles, the fish would hit people's kitchen's solid as a rock.

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    meat labels

    Though we sympathize with vegans and understand their stance, we also believe in freedom of choice when it comes to whether one eats meat. In fact, Freezer-Labels.com makes some of the best meat labels in the business. It's just part of our commitment to provide quality freezer labels to the whole food-processing industry.

    Vegans are vegetarians who believe in using no animal products at all, from wool for sweaters to leather and meat products, and we salute their dedication to their cause. Their entire philosophy is based on avoiding cruelty and violence to animals. That's why we were so shocked recently when international news from France reported that some small French butchers have recently been the target of militant vegans who have broken windows and vandalized their shops.

    To be clear, these aren't meat-packers or slaughterhouses we're talking about. We oppose those places of misery on principal ourselves. Nor are they striking large supermarkets where most people buy their meats. No, these protestors are hitting small family-owned butchers with no real capacity to either defend themselves or strike back. Ironically, it's these neighborhood shops, with their close-knit clientele and hardworking owners, who obtain meat from dedicated farmers and rangers who slaughter their animals in small numbers, as humanely as possible. In many cases, these markets know exactly when the animals were born, how they were raised, what they were fed, and when they were slaughtered. One butcher featured in a National Public Radio story displayed a fresh, well-inspected side of beef covered with meat labels and stickers proving the meat's origin. There was even a picture of the cow while alive displayed.

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    meat labels

    Meat labels are a relatively recent addition to human civilization, a tool that most people use regularly whenever purchasing food. It should go without saying that in order for food labeling to work, we have to trust it implicitly. In order to gain that trust, most jurisdictions rigorously regulate food products, especially meat and meat labels. But sometimes things go wrong, as demonstrated by a recent case in Bengal Province, India.

    In May 2018, police in the city of Kolkata raided a number of meat providers and discovered that they were passing off rotten meat to their customers that had, in many cases, literally been dug out of the garbage! One provider had 20,000 kg (44,000 lbs) worth of rotting carcasses in its freezers, which it was processing and packaging for sale to local restaurants and food stores. In some cases, the processor was using packages with labels from legitimate, well-trusted processors so that those who bought it wouldn't question its quality. They legitimate processors were notassociated with those meat packers in any way. It isn't clear how the rest of the meat was packages, but obviously the meat labels were falsified—if they had any.

    Kolkata restaurants soon reported that sales of meat-based dishes had dropped by up to 60% or more. For a while, people avoided all meat except chicken; then it came to light that some providers were selling rotten chicken too, and the sales of chicken plunged as well. Vegetarian dishes became popular. Two months later, the sales of meat dishes still haven't risen to normal levels. Meat sales in butcher shops and food stores have also dropped sharply.

    Sadly, reporters later learned that food safety in Bengal has been compromised for years, and that the government agency tasked with overseeing food quality, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, was quite aware of this. In 2014-2015, tests of 120 food samples showed that over half of the samples had been adulterated in some way. What the FSSAI had done about the issue, if anything, is still unclear.

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    cryogenic labels

    Meat labels as they currently exist don't have much of a history, really, not even compared to other food labels. After all, commercial freezers and fridges didn't come onto the scene until about a hundred years ago, so there was no need for freezer labels and refrigerator labels at all. Until then, people reserved most meat products in other ways.

    Back in the ancient days, a "meat label" was basically its appearance and smell. You could pretty much tell all you needed to know from that, including the meat's freshness. Sometimes there were a few color changes involved, but hey, you can't let that slight green color put you off! All it takes is a few minutes in a fire to sear that away, and it adds to the flavor. Never assume that our ancestors were too proud to eat whatever they found lying around if it didn't eat them first, or to wait patiently in the bushes for hours, until the lions or wolves finished up. before gathering the leftovers.

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    freezer stickers

    Meat labels as they currently exist don't have much of a history, really, not even compared to other food labels. After all, commercial freezers and fridges didn't come onto the scene until about a hundred years ago, so there was no need for freezer labels and refrigerator labels at all. Until then, people reserved most meat products in other ways.

    Back in the ancient days, a "meat label" was basically its appearance and smell. You could pretty much tell all you needed to know from that, including the meat's freshness. Sometimes there were a few color changes involved, but hey, you can't let that slight green color put you off! All it takes is a few minutes in a fire to sear that away, and it adds to the flavor. Never assume that our ancestors were too proud to eat whatever they found lying around if it didn't eat them first, or to wait patiently in the bushes for hours, until the lions or wolves finished up. before gathering the leftovers.

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    freezer stickers

    Ever since humans have been humans, preserving food for the long term has been a problem. Oh, it was easy when you lived in the Arctic Circle, especially in the winter. You could just put it outside. Even in the fall and spring, it was cold enough to preserve your seal and caribou meat for days. And unless you could get up the courage to hunt a polar bear, and lived to tell the tale, that's pretty much all you'd have to eat. There was a way you could "preserve" vegetables, but it was kind of secondhand. Since people were no good at finding vegetation, it involved letting caribou do it for you, then hunting the caribou and removing it from their stomachs during, er, processing. Then you could preserve it in the cold. Or eat it. No kidding: Eskimos used to love to eat the stomach contents of caribou, because they never got and vegetable foods.

    This may sound gross and wrong, it's been 100% proven by anthropologists. After all, wouldn't you get pretty tired of eating five or ten pounds of meat a day just to get your recommended daily allowance of essential vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin C?

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    ice cream labels
    Wonderful is as wonderful does, and while ice cream labels must be wonderful in order to do their job, they're not wonderful in quite the same ways as ice cream. They shouldn't be vulnerable to a spoon, for example. They can't exactly melt in someone's mouth (glue and paper don't have a tendency to do that anyway). They probably won't be sweet, although we could add flavorings to the adhesives and make you lick them. But then they wouldn't be peel-and-stick, and that would defeat the purpose of freezer sheet labels. They won't even help cool someone off, so matter how cool they look. So let's take tongue out of cheek. What makes an ice cream label wonderful? Ruggedness. Durability. The ability to stay stuck on your product packages at temperatures way below freezing. The ability to hang on despite repeated coverings and removal of frost as people check the label and keep opening the freezer. All these are markers of any decent freezer labels...

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    smootie labels
    Making frozen yogurt and smoothie labels may seem like a niche market to you, and in fact it is. But it's not as super-specialized as you may think, so there are plenty of sales opportunities for these specialized freezer labels. The truth is, frozen yogurt and smoothie labelsoffer some special challenges that make them more difficult to produce than some other frozen food labels. You can't just use any old sheet label from the office supply store, and even some actual freezer food labels won't do.

    The bestrefrigerator labels and freezer stickers are made with materials that can handle not just the cold, which is the top issue for all freezer labels, but also moisture and frost build-up, which can kill adhesive tack and, in some cases, simply ruin the materials the labels are printed on. Customer service and response time is also important when it comes to frozen yogurt and smoothie labels..... Read More >>

     

    sausage labels
    Did you know that venison and alligator sausages contain pork fat? You would if you read their sausage labels, because you'd see it in the ingredients list—and you wouldn't see a Kosher symbol on the label, for good reason. Most people don't know that venison and alligator meat are so lean they require pork fat to be added so it will store and cook up properlyas sausage. Why pork fat? Because it's so plentiful and works so well. Hence the marked sausage freezer labels and refrigerator labels.You don't want to eat something that's forbidden by your dietary laws.

    That's just one reason for the importance of sausage labels that most people don't catch.

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    If we seem a little cocky when we claim to make some of the worlds finest pizza labels, why shouldn't we? We're confident in our ability to produce world-class self adhesive freezer labelsof all types, so why not frozen and refrigerated pizza labels too? People don't just go for the cardboard pizza in the cardboard boxes anymore; they also like the pre-made pizzas in the grocer's cooler that need classy refrigerator labels that can handle the cold and moisture as well as any of our other frozen food labels. If you make those tasty Italian creations, you should buy freezer labels from us. We're fast, we print them ourselves, and our prices are more than competitive.

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    freezer sheet labels

    At Freezer-Labels.com, we take frozen food and its labeling seriously. If you've seen our other blogs, you'll know that we've already explained things like how to label frozen food, the materials from which we make our freezer sheet labels, and why you should buy freezer labels from us instead of our competitors. Our sole focus is freezer labels (as you might guess from the name), and our goal is to take first place in this market segment through sheer commitment to top quality, both in terms of our freezer sheet labels and customer service. That's why we don't subcontract to third parties to print our freezer adhesive labels, and why we get your labels to you ASAP.

    Sausage labels, seafood labels, pizza labels, popsicle labels, frozen vegetable labels, frozen yogurt and smoothie labels, whatever you need: they all have that commitment to quality in common. That, and they'll never just fall off and leave your consumers stranded and confused. When we make labels for frozen products, we make sure we use proven waterproof frozen stickers, resulting in the highest quality freezer grade adhesive labels possible for their price.

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    freezer sheet labels
    There are plenty of substandard freezer sheet labels out there. You know the ones: they get mushy when moisture invades your freezer, so you can't read what's on your write on freezer labels, or the so-called "freezer labels" have adhesives that deaden when wet or cold, meaning they fall off in your freezer. Isn't it lovely to have to peel open packages because all the freezer meal labels have fallen off, and you have no idea what the heck is in them? How do you like having to reclose the packages after you figure out your latest try is that ancient slice of wedding cake instead of your chicken parmesan from last week?

    Bet you wish your cheapy self adhesive freezer labels were really the waterproof frozen stickers they claimed to be, huh? By now, you may be so frustrated that you're asking yourself, "Where can I buy freezer labels that actually do what they're supposed to?!" We hear from people who've been fooled by poor qualityfreezer adhesive labels everyday, and we have to show them that there really is a place to buy freezer labels that do the job right. The proof, they say, is in the pudding; and once they've experienced our freezer sheet labels, they know they've found the best place to buy freezer labels, period.

    We can provide blank write on freezer labels, other freezer sheet labels to be printed using frozen label templates, or custom printed labels for large batches of commercial products. The blank sheet labels go out quickest, but even the ones we print for you will be done quickly and shipped to you by overnight mail.

    Isn't it about time you got some real freezer sheet labels? Why put it off any longer? We eagerly await your request for a quote, and you can be sure we'll reply ASAP. Read More >>

     

    Freezing vegetables
    For all that it may be relatively simple, a good frozen vegetables label is a thing of beauty. Of course, it starts as a basic freezerlabel, most likely a simple sheet labelmade with all the right materials: an adhesive that can stay stuck no matter how cold it gets, a sturdy paper or vinyl facestock, and cold- and moisture resistant inks. Freezer grade adhesive label shave to meet stringent requirements in terms of the materials they consist of, you see. The adhesives in particular have to stand up to extreme cold, as well as moisture and frost. Similarly, the facestock has to survive the weather unscathed.

    The informative elements of a commercial freezer sticker start with your logo and other proprietary art, your slogan if you have one, and a clear statement of the package's contents.The freezer adhesive labels must also include that ubiquitous Nutrition Facts table. That's right: not only is it on your Snickers bar, it's on all the stickerfreezer labelsfor your veggies, too. Well, at least you know the number of milligrams of thiamin in your favorite artichoke dip. You'll see the same table on your refrigerator labels too.

    Needless to say, when you buy freezer labels for your commercially frozen veggies, you'll also need to include any federal- or state-mandated text; for example, some agencies want people to know if the veggies were grown in in Mexico, where health concerns sometimes arise. Your company's name and address should be easy to find on the label, too. In addition, these freezer food labelshave to include all ingredients, including water and preservatives, if any. Finally, a net weight of the frozen vegetables, minus the package, must be clearly marked on your sticker freezer labels.

    All this is child's play for Etiquette Systems, because we specialize in custom printed freezer food labels. If you're a smaller producer or just some guy who likes to freeze veggies from his garden, we've also got you covered with printable freezer meal labels you can easily print on a laser or inkjet printer with a frozen label template, or some easy-as-pie write on freezer labels where all you need is a pen. Shoot us a request with your needs, and we'll shoot you back a quote.

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    Freezing Fruit

    If you're think about saving money by freezing fruit while it's in season, or have decided to sell your own fruit for profit, there are a few items you need beforehand. There are also a few tips you need to know. First of all, you'll need some top-quality freezer food labels, of course! No one makes freezer labels better than we do, because other companies lack our experience and quality equipment and materials. We make them in house, so we know how to make them right. Freezer labels have to remain stuck to their packages no matter how cold or frosty it gets in the freezer, because frozen food can go to waste if you don't know what it is or how old it is.

    Also necessary in addition to freezer stickers are sturdy packaging or containers that are freezer safe, and for most fruits, heavy syrup or lots of sugar. Frozen fruits store best when independently frozen or frozen in slices or small chunks, then either packed in the aforementioned sweeteners, which act as preservatives. Luckily, these can be washed off later if you want to cut back on carbs.

    A number of items must be included on do-it-yourself printer or write on freezer labels, including the date of freezing, best-by date, contents (including preservatives), weight, and if they're packed for sale, nutritional information and any text required by state or federal guidelines. Of course, you'll also need your logo if you have one.

    As a general rule, citrus fruits like oranges, pomelos, tangerines, grapefruits, etc. will freeze just fine, and maintain their nutrients, for 3-6 months. Most other fruits will stay good for up to a year. That's why the best-by date is so important. And because it's so easy, it shouldn't be hard for you to figure out how to label freezer containers.

    What are you waiting for? Start freezing!

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    The Right Labels for the Right Kind of Cold

    Not all freezer labels are created equal, so expect a lot of questions from us when you order yours. The reason we ask is so we can hook you up with the best type of labels for your needs. Order the wrong kind, and they might not stick around as long as you want them to. Some adhesives' stickiness, a.k.a. tack, fails when it gets too cold or wet. And who wants to pay freezer roulette?

    We offer three basic types of label adhesives suitable for low temperatures: All Temperature Adhesives, Cold Temperature Adhesives, and Freezer Adhesives. The first type doesn't really live up to its name at the cold end of the thermometer. They may be able to stay on up to 200° F, but they'll fall off not far below freezing. And moisture? Forget about it. Plus, multiple freeze/thaw cycles may turn them to mush.

    Cold Temperature Adhesives are a lot better; they'll stay stuck down to -65°, sometimes even lower, and handle moisture better than All Temp adhesive labels because they're made of hot-melt rubber instead of an emulsion. They shrug off freeze-thaw cycles and flash-freezing. These are the types of freezer labels you'll need most often.

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    freezer grade labels blog

    While we make some pretty amazing freezer labels, if we do say so ourselves, you can't just slap them on any package any old way and expect them to work just right. Like just about everything else, there's an art to applying freezer labels. So keep these points in mind before you even order a batch:

    Step #1: Determine parameters of application

    What are you labeling? Corrugated cardboard boxes need different strategies than deli containers or vacuum packaging. Second, how cold will your packages be when you attach the labels? We make different types of labels for different types of cold. Already-frozen packages may need different handling than stuff kept at normal warehouse kitchen temperatures, especially where frost or moisture is a consideration.

    Step #2: Foresee exposure of labeled product

    Speaking of moisture, you'll need to foresee the exposure conditions of your frozen goods. For example, a deli container of salsa chilled on ice is going to be exposed to lot more moisture than deep-frozen goods. Just the act of opening a freezer, or storing items in an open cooler like those so common in supermarkets, will also pull moisture out of the air and onto the packaging as condensation. That means the materials comprising the label, especially the adhesive, must be moisture-resistant.

    Step #3: Get them made (by us)

    Only after you've given thought to what you're labeling and how you'll be storing your frozen/chilled foods can you really start homing in on the types of freezer labels you need. At this point, we can recommend specific types of materials for your labels, such as a plastic substrate rather than a paper one, or certain inks. You don't have to worry as much about adhesives, because all our freezer labels (including the DIY sheet labels) are made with adhesives that maintain high tack down to frighteningly cold temperatures.

    Now we can get you a quote for your labels, and send samples and proofs. Once we have your permission to go, you'll have your finished labels in your hands in a matter of hours.

    Step #4: Method of application

    When you do start labeling, remember: our products are pressure sensitive. In other words, don't just lay them on the packages, slap them on, or throw them down, expecting them to stick. This won't work well, especially if the package is frosty or wet. If this is the case, wipe them thoroughly dry, ideally with terry cloth, before applying the labels. Our labels need to be pressed on, and require a good 12-24 hours of "dwell time" after application to bond to the packages properly.

    Once they've gotten their dwell time, your freezer labels won't come off without a fight, and you're good to go!

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    freezer grade labels blog

    While it's hard to forgive the 1980s and 1990s for atrocities like parachute pants and hair bands (what were we thinking?), one good thing that came out of those decades was the digital printing revolution. Those of us who remember Super Bowl 1984 may recall the Big Brother ad for that weird new computer called the Apple Macintosh... and after that it was just a matter of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs trying to outdo each other.

    Once everyone realized that fanfold dot-matrix printing was a serious pain, people started making sharp little laser and inkjet printers.In time, photocopiers got computerized, and turned into the giant printers they'd always had the capacity to be.

    One wonderful by-product of all this was the standard 8.5" x 11" sheet label page. Suddenly, it was easy to print your own labels, even for large runs! No longer did you have to type them one at a time or write them by hand! But you still can if you want. Or, if you need really nice labels, we can print them for you. Especially if you have frozen or refrigerated foods for sale, and their labels need to stand up to severe cold, and the moisture and frost that come with it.

    We offer 29 different formats of sheet labels, whether you're looking for them blank or preprinted, and every single one comes in three material types. That's 87 different subtypes, if you're keeping score—and each and every one is optimized for freezing and refrigeration. Every single one is food-grade, too. Not only will your labels stay on your packages and remain legible down to -65°, the materials they're made of are 100% non-toxic and perfectly safe.

    Who could have imagined that, after cringing through the Vanilla IceNinja Turtles rap still seared on our memories? Viva the Revolution!

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    Louisiana is having a problem, due to torrential downpours coffins are floating away. It is definitely an odd problem, in fact it's a little bit sad. I started thinking about how the coffins and the remains inside we're being identified and returned to their peaceful resting place? I know that many coffins have plaques attached identifying who's inside, but what about those that DON'T? Even those that do, may be so corroded from time and the elements that they are no longer a viable means of identification. Coffins from many years ago or coffins where there was little money to add identification plaques create a serious problem! How do you return people's loved ones if you can't identify who they are?
    A simple and affordable solution... affix durable, long lasting, WATERPROOF labels that won't corrode over time or float away if your loved ones do!
    Etiquettesystems.com.

    freezer grade labels blog

    There are so many options at the grocery store that sometimes I feel overwhelmed! I often stand in the meat freezer department staring for endless minutes at all my choices for sausage, bacon, hamburger, pork chops and the list goes on. So what helps me make my final purchase... packaging. Packaging can make or break it for me. If the label on the item I am purchasing looks unprofessional then I assume that the product within the packaging follows the same lesser than standard. My assumption may be erroneous but nevertheless, I am NOT buying ANY product that has a peeling, crumpled, cheap looking label! This being said, it seems appropriate to claim that all freezer labels must not be created equal. As the name itself suggests, freezer labels are SPECIALTY labels made specifically for use in frigid environments. Different types of cold environments obviously require different types of labels. So, if you need the BEST possible freezer labels to be sure your packaging holds up to the highest standards ( including the standards of this stay-at-home mom), you've come to the right place!

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    In the Internet Era, it can be tough to tell the real deal from a clever mock-up. Well, we're here to tell you that Freezer-Labels.com is 100% authentic. Many of the freezer labels sites you'll find online are just resellers, and while sometimes the people who run those sites know and understand labels, to most it's just another way to make a quick buck.

    Not at Freezer-Labels.com. Freezer labels matter to us. We know the label-printing field inside and out, and we're absolutely committed to it. This website represents the online presence of an honest to goodness, REAL brick-and-mortar company located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we actually make labels in-house on a real, live printing press. We're no two-bit shell website optimized to show up in online searches just to make a quick sale. We work with the actual materials ourselves, converting liners, adhesives, substrates, inks, and other items of the printer's art into specialized freezer labels. Unlike those other guys, we're up to our elbows in ink on a daily basis (sometimes literally!)

    Care to learn more? We invite you to take a tour of our website. To learn more about the company, click here; you may also want to learn more about freezer labels, their uses, and the specialized materials we combine to make them. Feel free to call us with questions at 855.668.7453 or (if you're in Southern Nevada) 702.568.7543.

    Keep your eyes on this space, because we'll be updating the blog regularly with nifty information about freezer labels, our manufacturing process, cutting-edge news, and special deals.

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