With the implementation of legal requirements for traceability throughout the egg supply chain, it is more imperative than ever that egg producers are using high-quality coding equipment. Developed to the most stringent criteria, Docod’s direct food contact inks in combination with their T210 Thermal Inkjet Printer can produce high-quality, durable codes that can be seamlessly integrated into production lines.
A key benefit of Docod’s series of Thermal Inkjet Printers is that they are easily compatible with existing software. Designed in partnership with grader manufacturers, Docod’s Thermal Inkjet Printers can be fully integrated with graders on egg processing lines.
The chemicals used in inks are quite dangerous, particularly when in direct contact with food products. The combination of the porous egg shell and the high likelihood of ink leaching inside the egg presents risks to egg consumers if the ink is not food-grade certified and subsequently in breach of food safety standards. Docod egg coding ink is manufactured to adhere to stringent ‘food safe’ criteria, including being anti-bacterial and water-based, and is both FDA and EuPIA certified. These certifications ensure the suitability of the ink for direct application onto food products, ultimately ensuring the safe consumption of egg products.
Docod’s food-safe inks have been developed to provide a durable, boil-resistant code that will last the life of the egg. In addition to regulatory compliance, a code enables a manufacturer to help distinguish their product by branding eggs with logos or trademarks. Docod’s range of Thermal Inkjet Printers have been designed in partnership with grader manufacturers to ensure excellent performance, reliability and ease of use.
Most importantly, Docod’s egg coding solution allows the user to save on call-out charges, as no manual maintenance is required, and the smaller ink droplets reduces overall ink consumption, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).