Mission Labels Ltd achieves highest Food Safety Standard for labelling – AA+

We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved the highest rating of AA+, for the BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard. This prestigious accreditation sets the benchmark for food safety labelling and packaging and is recognised in more than 130 countries across the world. The award confirms our product labelling and printing is of the highest quality, legally compliant, and that our materials are certified to the very highest standards.

We have been consistently AA rated over the years but to receive an AA+ rating following an unannounced audit, is a remarkable achievement and truly sets us apart in terms of food safety and quality.

Our commitment to food safety labelling is evident in our rigorous control and testing procedures. Attaining an AA+ BRCGS certification assures our customers that our products are completely safe and that they meet the highest industry standards. Our accreditation covers labelling and packaging materials, emphasising our dedication to traceability and social responsibility.

While this accreditation is primarily relevant to the food and produce industry, it can be applied to other sectors and industries that require labelling. Mission Labels is proud to offer exceptional quality and 100% traceability for label production for all sectors, including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries.

As public health protection becomes increasingly important, we are proud of the hard work our team has put into achieving these standards. Our customers can sell their products with increased confidence and assurance that we continue to maintain excellence on all levels.

For more information on the BRCGS standards and our quality labelling services, please contact us directly on 01903 779555. We are here to answer any questions you have, and our dedicated team will, as always, provide your business with the highest levels of service.

Find out more about BRCGS standards

The perfect sustainable solution for food and product labels

As advocates of sustainability, we use the finest materials in our production of labels.

Our self-adhesive paper suppliers are HERMA whose products are sustainably sourced and have FSC or PEFC certification. HERMA’s innovative adhesive materials are a perfect solution for food and product labelling.

Produced in one of the most advanced plants in the world, their multi-layer coating technology is second to none. The advantage of this is multi-layering is that the temperature range within which a label can be dispensed and used is extended without any impact on the adhesive performance. All-in-all a perfect system for many food and product labels.

If you would like to find out more about the new invisible labels, clear-on-clear applications which are insensitive to moisture, soaps, and oils, the please give us a call on 01903 779555.

Latest reviews from food and cosmetics companies

It is always rewarding to receive reviews especially when they come from long-standing clients that we have been working with for many years. 

TempleSpa are just one of those clients and leaders in the luxury skincare market. Their Head of Operations, Steve Fisher wrote this:

"Templespa have been customer of Mission Labels for 14 years. Our long-lasting partnership is testament to the competitive pricing, quality and standard of service that we have enjoyed during that time. With an extremely friendly, customer-centred approach, nothing is too much trouble for the Mission team, no job is too small or big and they are always willing to help, reliable and quick to react for anything urgent. Wholeheartedly recommend.”

We work very closely with our clients to ensure they receive quality labels, on time and to their exact specifications whether they are food producers or make products for distribution.

Adam Brookes, from Brookes Bacon said, "A lot of our customers prefer a bespoke label. Mission Labels have always provided a quick turn around with our customer’s design and made it an easy experience."

If you would like to talk to us about your labelling requirements, please don't hesitate to get in touch via our contact form below. 

Proud of retaining our AA BRCGS accreditation

We are very proud to have retained our double AA certification again this year. This achievement really makes us stand out from the crowd when it comes to Food Safety labelling. The BRCGS Standards are market leaders and set high standards for supply chains and manufacturing globally.

Our accreditation covers us for packaging and packaging materials and confirms our commitment to traceability and social responsibility. Retaining our AA certification guarantees our customers that our products are entirely safe, and rigorous control and testing are regularly undertaken to prove our manufacturing competence.

Although this accreditation is primarily relevant to the food and produce industry, it can be applied to other sectors and industries that require labelling. Achieving the BRC accreditation allows Mission Labels to work confidently in label production, whether for food, chemical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic industries. Procedures are guaranteed to be executed with exceptional quality and are 100% traceable back to the source.

The standards give customers increased confidence and the knowledge that improvement is a continuous process. Particularly through this difficult trading period and increased awareness of protecting the public, we are delighted with the work our team have put in to achieve these standards of excellence.

You can read more about the BRCGS standards ( or contact us directly, and we can answer any questions you have on our quality labelling for any type of business.

Supporting our local academy with work experience for students

We were delighted to support the students of Littlehampton Academy with their work experience placements this year.

As a local SME we feel it is important to offer young people the opportunity to spend time within a work environment and, as it is valuable to them to meet a variety of people in different positions within a business and to find out how they work together as a team. 

The Benefits of Work Experience Placements for School Children

Work experience placements offer school children the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the real world, preparing them for their first experience in the workplace.

Our aim is to provide a range of benefits, including:

Improved Career Prospects

Work experience placements off students an opportunity to gain insights into different career paths and industries, enabling them to make better and more informed decisions about their future careers. Through these placements, students can learn about the skills and qualifications required for various roles within a small business and develop a better understanding of the working world.

Enhanced Employability Skills

When students spend time with us, they can see that there is a range of employability skills required, including communication, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving. These skills are essential for success in the workplace and will help make school leavers more attractive to potential employers.

Increased Confidence

We hope the students’ confidence and self-esteem has improved during their time with Mission Labels. By working alongside professionals in a real-world setting, students gained a greater sense of their own abilities and potential.

Networking Opportunities

Work experience placements have given students from Littlehampton Academy the opportunity to make valuable connections which might help them in their future career paths.

Gaining Real-World Experience

We offer these placements to provide students with an opportunity to gain real-world experience, enabling them to put their academic learning into practice. In our local factory, this experience can be particularly valuable for students who are considering vocational or technical careers.

We are delighted to work with the local academy to ensure that these opportunities are made available to as many students as possible, in order to help them prepare for their future careers.

Flexographic printed labels: 5 reasons flexo is perfect for labels.

When it comes to producing high-quality custom printed labels, one printing method stands out from the rest - flexographic printing. This versatile and cost-effective process utilizes soft flexible plates to transfer ink onto a substrate, resulting in vibrant and durable labels that meet the unique requirements of businesses across various industries.

  • Flexographic label printed can accommodate a wide range of inks and cartridges giving endless customisation options.
  • Choose from a glossy finish, a metallic-effect, or a protective coating. The perfect finished look with full functionality.
  • The technology works seamlessly with various substrates including paper, film, foil, and breathable membranes.
  • Flexographic is highly efficient providing excellent registration of multi-colours.
  • Our presses print a high-speeds allowing volume and accuracy to ensure your labels can be printed and will arrive on time.

If you are looking to order 1000s of product labels in any colour, shape or material, for any sector of food production or manufacturing, then please get in touch so we can provide you with a competitive quote. Call 01903 779555 or use our contact form.

Sustainable and eco-friendly printed label solutions

Our company is on a mission to ensure our labelling solutions are the most eco-efficient and sustainable that they can be. We have traceability from forest to label and have BRCGS accreditation.

We offer cost-effective, high-quality packaging solutions to a wide range of businesses, including Food, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty.

The growth in all of these sectors has been phenomenal.

Food Labelling

In food alone, over 10,000 new food and drinks products are being launched each year. Food labels need to stand out on crowded shelves, and we can design and print self-adhesive labels to ensure your products stand out on the shelves.

Food label information

Did you know that you must show the following on your food labels?

  • The name of the food
  • The ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date
  • Any necessary warnings
  • Net quantity information
  • A list of ingredients
  • The country and place of origin, if required
  • The lot number or use-by date
  • Special storage instructions
  • Instructions for use or cooking, if necessary

If you are selling food in Great Britain, you also need to state on the label, the name and address of the UK or EU business responsible for the information on the food. If the business is not in the UK, you must include the name of the importer. You can find out more about this on the government website.

Quantity information on labels

You must also put the net quantity in grams, kilograms, millilitres or litres on the label of:

  • Packaged food over 5g or 5ml
  • Packaged herbs and spices

Solid foods packed in a liquid (or an ice glaze) must show the drained net weight.

You do not have to show the weight or volume on food labels if you can clearly see the number of items inside the packaging. For, 4 bread rolls. Find out more.

Country or place of origin

Certain products such as wine, fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, honey, olive oil and fruit and vegetables have to be labelled with place of origin. We can advise you of your requirements, or they can be checked online on

Some products need specific labelling

There are special rules for the following items:

  • Bottled water
  • Bread and flour
  • Cocoa and chocolate products
  • Fats and oils
  • Fish
  • Fruit juices and nectars
  • Honey
  • Jams and preserves
  • Meat and meat products
  • Milk and milk products
  • Soluble coffee
  • Sugar

If your product has more than two ingredients, all have to be listed, including any additives. List them in order of weight with the main ingredient first.

There are additional regulations for ingredient quantities and allergens. Below is the list highlighted on the government website, which need the allergen highlighted on the label in a different font, style or by using a different background colour.

  • Celery
  • Cereals containing gluten - including wheat, rye, barley and oats
  • Crustaceans - including prawns, crab and lobster
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Lupin
  • Milk
  • Molluscs - including squid, mussels, cockles, whelks and snails
  • Mustard
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soya beans
  • Sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above 10mg per kilogram or per litre

Health and beauty labels

The growth in the Health & Beauty industry has seen some exciting new brands with creative packaging. But all these brands have to go through formulation, compliance, testing and safety checks before they reach the product packaging and design stage.

If you have your product ready please have a chat with us as our unrivalled experience in labelling will help you through the raft of regulations appertaining to beauty product and health product labelling.

The labelling of these products is to keep the consumer safe, and we can help you through the basics you need and keep you legal.

Key labelling requirements

  • The name and address of the company or the individual (known as the ‘Responsible Person’) The country of origin if imported into the EU
  • The net content by weight or volume (if more than five grams or five ml)
  • ‘Date of minimum durability’ if less than 30 months. Longer-lasting products should indicate how long they will last once opened, plus any information on the required storage conditions.
  • How to use instructions and any precautionary information
  • Batch number or reference
  • The function of the product (if this is not clear from its appearance)
  • A list of ingredients in descending order of weight at the time they are added (they can go in any order if less than 1%)

Labelling and packaging, especially if the item is relatively small, could involve some creativity with an additional leaflet, tag or card. This needs to be enclosed or attached to the product.

Labelling Symbols

There are specific labelling symbols to reference enclosed information, the period after opening and the date of minimum durability.

You may also wish to add a recycling symbol, cruelty free logo, vegan symbol and/or an ‘E’ mark for Europe to show it complies with the European average filing requirements.

Please contact us to discuss your labelling requirements for food and drink products, and health, wellbeing and beauty products on 01903 779555. We have excellent reliability and can meet tight deadlines.

Well-designed self-adhesive labels

Despite the disruption in manufacturing industries and negative impacts with supply chains we are seeing a steady growth in the self-adhesive labels market.

Beauty and care product labels

The growth in the labelling market is stimulated by the rapidly growing e-commerce industry and an increase in consumption of beauty and care products. It is a well-known fact that well-designed self-adhesive labels improve the aesthetic characteristics of packaging. Ensuring your brand, is consistent and your product label eye-catching to stands out in a crowded market.

Designing a product label

Designing a product label is one of the most important aspects of marketing a product as it is the first thing that a potential buyer will see. A product label should provide information about the product and its use. It is a crucial part of the packaging and should be designed in a way that conveys the message of the product effectively.

The design should be professional and reflect the brand. It should be consistent with the brand’s identity and include the logo and colour scheme. Font choice is important; it should be easy to read, and not contain too much information that can make it difficult to read.

It is important to make sure that the product label adheres to any regulatory standards, such as those set by the FDA. This includes making sure that the label accurately reflects the contents of the product including any necessary warnings or disclaimers.

Consider size, placement, and shape

When designing a product label, it is important to consider the size, shape, and placement of the label. The size of the label should be appropriate to the size of the product. It should be large enough to be easily seen and read, but not too large that it overwhelms the product. The label should also be the right shape for the product and designed in a way that it fits the product perfectly and does not look out of place.

The placement of the label is also important allowing it to be easily visible and read. For example, if the product is a bottle, the label should be placed at the front, and in a way that it does not interfere with the design of the product.

A product label design should be branded and informative

The design of the label should be simple and eye-catching. It should include all the relevant information about the product such as its name, ingredients, and directions for use. It should also include the company's logo and contact information.

The design should also be consistent with the overall branding of the company.

Durable and water resistant

Finally, the label should be durable and water-resistant. It should be able to withstand the conditions of the environment where the product will be used. This will ensure that the label does not fade or wear away quickly. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your product label is designed in a way that effectively conveys the message of the product and enhances the overall branding of the company.

At Mission Labels, we can take care of the design for you. When designing your labels, we ensure that all the above points are taken into consideration to produce a well-designed custom self-adhesive label for your product. Call us on 01903 779555

Zero Waste to Landfill Commitment

As a company we do as much as we possibly can to reduce waste and to ensure than any waste that we cannot recycle will be used to generate energy instead of going to landfill.

When this happens, a small amount of ash is also produced which is non-combustible and inert. The waste company ensures this is re-used as aggregates so that none of the by-products are sent to landfill.

Whatever labels and materials we use, you can be assured that Mission Labels are working to the highest standards, and consistently minimise waste across the company as part of our corporate and social responsibility.

Contact Us

If you would like any more information or have any questions for us then please get in touch and we will be happy to help. Either use the form below, request a call back or simply give us a call on 01903 779555.

Social responsibility

We support fundraising opportunities for local community initiatives.

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BRCGS Certificated

Mission Labels has been awarded the BRCGS accreditation for packaging and materials.

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Apprenticeship scheme

Opportunity for a school leaver to learn valuable skills within a growing business.

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Full Traceability

From forest to label, we only uses suppliers with the ability to trace the paper back to the tree.

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