Some fruit labels are edible, others dissolve in water, but most are stuck on – and peeled off – by hand and thrown in the bin. Now Spanish company Laser Food has come up with a radically different method of identifying bananas, oranges, kiwis and lemons; in fact any fruit which has to be peeled prior to consumption: laser-cut labels with logos.
The EU has recently passed legislation allowing labels to be applied directly onto produce using lasers. The Laser Food machines work like laser cutters, marking the fruit without damaging it. They can print clearly enough for barcode scanners, and they allow for branding with individual logos. Currently these machines can mark up to 54,000 pieces of fruit in an hour, according to the company.
Article Credit: AIPIA