Food Contact Materials (FCM) Labels
EPSON inks approved by FDA and meet FCM and GMP standards
 

EPSON Epson announced that ink used in its ColorWorks® on-demand color label printers are compliant with EU Regulation framework (EC) No. 1935/2004, Good Manufacturing Practices Regulation (GMP) (EC) No. 2023/2006, Plastics Implementation Measure Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and included in Swiss Ordinance (RS 817.023.21) on Food Contact Materials for food packaging printing inks. Epson demonstrates its long-term commitment to the food and beverage label and packaging industry by the level of investment it has applied in its pursuit of regulatory compliance.

EPSON Investment in Ink Unique among digital inkjet press and printer manufacturers, Epson produces its own ink.  Epson invests directly in systems and hygienic processes to produce ink for its ColorWorks solutions. Their facilities meet the internationally recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards (EC) No. 2023/2006 EU Regulations and corresponding United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cGMP. In addition, Epson ColorWorks inks are manufactured with food grade hygiene management, implementing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) risk assessment at each stage of production.

EPSON Ink Materials and Additional Regulations Epson™s inks comply with Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (RS817.023.21) and their ingredients have been registered or submitted to the Swiss Positive Lists A and B, published by Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) approved for food labeling and packaging printing. Epson is a member of EuPIA and adheres to the guidelines on printing inks applied to the food packaging materials and articles, according to GMP (EC) No. 2023/2006 under European Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004.

Non-Food Contact Surface Printing In compliance with EU Regulation framework (EC) No. 1935/2004, Epson ColorWorks inks are not intended for direct food contact applications. When using Epson ColorWorks inks, it is recommended the non-food contact side of pressure-sensitive food labels is separated by aluminum, glass, plastic or other materials that acts as a functional barrier, as defined by local regulations, preventing migration of the ink components to the food.

 
 

ColorWorks TM-C3500 4-Color Printer
Specialized Epson Inks, along with Epson compliant label media can be run on the Epson TM-C3500 printer for Food Contact Material Compliance labels.
Contact a Barcode Factory representative for label information.

ColorWorks TM-C7500 4-Color Printer 
Specialized Epson Inks, along with Epson compliant label media can be run on the Epson TM-C7500 printer for Food Contact Material Compliance labels.
Contact a Barcode Factory representative for label information.

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