2. Do these labels contain harmful substances?
No. These stickers are completely free from harmful substances and a 100% food-safe. They don’t contain any substances that might jeopardize the health or affect the apples’ taste or smell. All our packaging material including labels meet the strict legal requirements in the field of food packaging. The producer issues a declaration of conformity to confirm that the packaging consisting of approved food contact materials corresponds to the legal requirements.
4. Removing these stickers is quite annoying...
Unfortunately, that’s true. This is why we try to avoid them, if possible. We can forgo stickers whenever we can clearly show the apples’ origin and production method on the packaging, which is, for example, the case for apples in cardboard foodtainers or bags.
5. Is there no sustainable alternative?
We have been trying for years to find environmentally friendly packaging types and have been looking for labels made of environmentally friendly materials meeting all requirements. We have already found a few alternatives and thus use biodegradable stickers and paper stickers, if possible. The stickers for our organic BIO Val Venosta apples are certified compostable and can boast the relative OK compost INDUSTRIAL certification. Furthermore, we are currently testing different alternatives to stickers such as “natural branding“, a kind of laser marking.
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