Figuring out the legal requirements for different kinds of packaging can be a complicated, confusing, and costly venture. At Elevate Creative, we've had 20 years experience not only designing packaging, but prepping it to print correctly and to be legally correct and ready to be sold in stores.
We recommend letting professionals handle your complicated packaging legal requirements; one mistake on your end and you could wind up having to reprint thousands of products, and destroying your bottom line.
Not only do we have experience preparing the legal requirements for the graphics, but we also partner with professionals to help you at every step of your product design, including trademark specialists, Nutrition Facts specialists, product lawyers, food and beverage analysts and engineers, to make sure your package is not only beautiful, but meets all the federal regulations to be sold in the United States.
Below are some resources that will help you get started understanding what you need for you packaging design requirements:
Trademark specialist: http://cummingsdesign.com
FDA ingredients, packaging & Llabeling requirements: http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling
Food label legal consultants: foodlabelconsultants.com
Free UPC and barcode generator: http://www.barcode-generator.org
Free QR code generator: http://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/QR-Code-Generator.aspx
Free nutrition facts label generator: http://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Nutrition-Label-Generator.aspx
Note: Elevate Creative does not necessarily endorse any of the resources above. Elevate Creative will not be held responsible for any work done with outside companies.