Premium Food & Beverage Labels

Discover seamless compliance and standout appeal with our food and beverage label services at Thames Label & Litho. We specialize in crafting labels that not only meet stringent regulatory requirements set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) but also elevate your brand’s presence on store shelves. From precision nutrition facts tables to eye-catching designs that reflect your brand’s identity, our expert team ensures every label communicates clarity and quality.

Whether you’re launching a new product or refreshing your packaging, trust us to deliver impeccable printing quality, customized designs, and reliable adherence to timelines. Partner with us to transform your food and beverage labeling into a competitive advantage that captivates consumers and drives sales.

Food and Beverage Label Overview

In Canada, food and beverage label compliance is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada. Here are key requirements for food and beverage label compliance in Canada:

Product Identity

Labels must include the common name of the food or beverage product, which accurately describes its nature or attributes (e.g., “milk chocolate,” “orange juice”). In Canada, food and beverage label compliance is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada. Here are key requirements for food and beverage label compliance in Canada:

Ingredients List

All ingredients used in the product must be listed in descending order of proportion by weight. This includes additives, allergens, and any components of ingredients (e.g., “chocolate coating” containing “cocoa butter”).

Nutrition Facts Table

Most prepackaged foods and beverages must display a Nutrition Facts table that provides information on calories, nutrients (e.g., fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, protein), and % Daily Value (% DV) based on a standard reference diet.

Allergen Information

Allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, and sesame must be clearly identified on the label, typically in the ingredient list or a separate allergen statement.

Net Quantity

The net quantity (e.g., weight, volume) of the food or beverage product must be clearly stated on the label using metric units (e.g., grams, milliliters).

Country of Origin

Labels must indicate the country of origin for imported foods and beverages.

Best Before Date

Perishable foods must display a “Best Before” date to indicate the end of the period during which the product is expected to retain its freshness, taste, and nutritional value under proper storage conditions.

Storage Instructions

Labels should include instructions for proper storage conditions (e.g., “Keep refrigerated,” “Store in a cool, dry place”) to maintain product quality and safety.

Nutrient Content Claims and Health Claims

Claims related to the nutrient content or health benefits of the product must comply with specific regulations and be supported by scientific evidence.

Bilingual Labeling

Labels must be presented in both English and French languages, with certain exceptions for small packages.

Additional Requirements

Depending on the product type, additional labeling requirements may apply, such as irradiation statements, preparation instructions, or specific labeling requirements for organic products.


It’s crucial for food and beverage manufacturers and distributors to ensure compliance with these labeling requirements to meet regulatory standards, protect consumer health, and facilitate informed consumer choices. Staying informed about updates and changes to labeling regulations is essential to maintain compliance and market products effectively in Canada.


Food & Beverage Labels with Thames Label & Litho

Food and beverage label services encompass a range of important offerings aimed at ensuring compliance, enhancing brand visibility, and providing consumers with essential product information. At Thames Label & Litho, we specialize in providing comprehensive label services tailored to meet the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturers and distributors. Our services include:

  1. Compliance Expertise: We ensure your labels meet all regulatory requirements set forth by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada. From ingredient lists to nutrition facts tables and allergen declarations, we ensure your labels are compliant and legally sound.
  2. Customized Label Design: We offer professional label design services that reflect your brand identity and product characteristics. Whether you need eye-catching graphics, clear product descriptions, or bilingual labeling, our team crafts labels that resonate with your target audience.
  3. High-Quality Printing: Utilizing state-of-the-art printing technology, we produce high-quality labels that uphold your brand’s standards. Our printing capabilities include vibrant colors, durable materials, and various finishes to suit different packaging types and environmental conditions.
  4. Variable Data Printing: For products requiring batch-specific information or promotional codes, we offer variable data printing services. This ensures accuracy and efficiency in labeling products with unique identifiers or traceability features.
  5. Consultative Approach: Our experienced team provides expert advice on label materials, adhesives, and finishes to optimize label performance in diverse packaging environments. We collaborate closely with you to understand your specific needs and deliver tailored labeling solutions.
  6. Logistics and Timely Delivery: We prioritize efficient production schedules and timely delivery to meet your market demands. Our logistics expertise ensures that your labeled products are ready for distribution according to your schedule.
  7. Partner with us at Thames Label & Litho for reliable food and beverage label services that enhance compliance, elevate brand appeal, and support consumer trust in your products. We are committed to delivering labeling solutions that meet regulatory standards and exceed your expectations in quality and service.

Elevate your food and beverage packaging with our premium labels that combine stunning aesthetics with practical functionality. From fresh ingredients to enticing flavors, trust Thames Label & Litho to showcase your products with labels that capture attention and convey quality