A SOUTH Derbyshire based label printing project has been awarded a £10,000 grant help it create a new labelling system for sandwich producers.
Food and Drink iNet, run by trade organisation The Food and Drink Forum, handed over the cash to Positive ID Labelling Systems, in Melbourne, to help develop a system which will allow small food retailers to easily add typical nutritional data and allergy information to labels on each product.
Managing director John Mayers said: “The objective is to devise a computer-based reference that integrates with a spreadsheet to allow small businesses to accurately label nutritional and allergy data on their food and sandwich labels.
“This system will ensure correct ingredient, nutritional and allergy information is incorporated on food labelling. It will serve to protect consumers by providing accurate labels and protect firms from the potentially damaging consequences of mislabelling.
“We are very grateful for the support from the Food and Drink iNet, who have given us a grant towards our project.”
The firm, which was launched in 1987, sells price guns, date coding guns, labelling guns and sandwich labelling systems.
It currently employs 11 people at its headquarters in Castle Lane - with plans to recruit more this year.