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How Much Food Packaging & Labour Costs for Food Processing Start-Ups

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Do you know where to find food packaging and labelling supplies? How much they cost? Not to mention all of the regulatory requirements for placing food in grocery stores. Retail supplies can run high and hit your budget hard. Then when you count the times it takes to package and label it all? The whole process is long, exhausting, and costly.

So let’s make the packaging process a little less expensive and much simpler. At OAFVC, all of the equipment is provided and any necessary labour for packaging. You just have to bring your packages and designs. Packing options include:

  • modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)
  • tamper-evident seals
  • heat-sealed pouches
  • corrugated casing
  • coding
  • taping

Specialty printing for labels is also available (including special adhesives for frozen storage). With an in-house graphic designer on site, all of your needs for food packaging and labelling can be met, whether you need a logo designed or just need one uploaded to be printed. OAFVC packaging services can be booked for either a half-day or a full day at incredibly affordable rates.

Proper packaging and labelling are essential for food entrepreneurs: some stores do not accept packaged foods without certain coding.

Let’s Add Up Potential Food Packaging Supplies Costs


Take for example typical costs of packaging jam in Ontario:

  • Canner — $150
  • Strainer — $280
  • Sterilizer rack — $13

And then a quality printer to get the labels right cost $500–$1000 or more. And we haven't even begun to calculate the time it takes to do all of this labelling by hand.

Looking to grow your agri-food business further? Download this e-book on what you need to make that happen.At OAFVC, you have experts on site to walk you through all of your packaging and labelling requirements. With the right equipment and expert assistance, complicated just became straightforward.

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Topics: Food Packaging