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Health Marking Ink



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Health Marking

Nowadays, all meat has to be traceable from the moment it enters the food chain. A health mark is applied to fresh meat that has been produced in licensed premises in accordance with the regulations, under veterinary supervision. It is an internationally recognised symbol indicating that the meat has been inspected and passed as fit for sale for human consumption.

Our Health Marking inks are designed to be used with a suitable stamp, to permanently mark meat ensuring they can be easily identified, in accordance with EU regulations.

As they are designed to be applied directly onto the meat, the Health Marking inks are manufactured using only food-approved ingredients. This ensures these inks are suitable for human consumption.

Although these products were originally designed for use on meat, they can also be used to identify other foodstuffs, such as cheese.


Egg Printing

Our permanent egg printing ink is manufactured in our UK-based facilities. The egg marking ink is formulated to comply with food safety standards and is applied directly onto the egg. The egg ink helps businesses worldwide to correctly label products and meet quality standards.





Marking Livestock

Cattle, sheep, pigs or goats, if you own a herd or a flock or even a single animal, you will need to meet strict requirements regarding identification and traceability. The regulations are important for reasons of disease control and retaining public confidence in farm produce.
We have products that are suitable for marking livestock. These can be supplied as liquid inks or Aerosols.
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Spray Stains

Our spray stains are designed to permanently stain condemned meat, and other animal products, which are not destined to enter the food chain. The standard colour is black, but other colours are also available.

They are usually supplied as a liquid, ready for use, but they can also be supplied as a powder, which can be dissolved in water prior to use.



Research & Development

We specialise in working with our distributors to develop and test new ink formulations. Any requirements for one of our inks that is not currently on our website, our team of chemists would be pleased to discuss your inquiry.

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Needham Quality

Each of our inks is rigorously tested to ensure the highest quality product. Our team of chemists, based in our research labs in Whitchurch and Newquay (UK), ensures that each ink that comes out of our factory can deliver excellent colour accuracy and reliability.

With over 59 years of ink development and manufacturing experience, Needham Ink Technologies provides a broad range of inks to a distributor network in over 73 countries.  Over the decades we have maintained a successful track record of continuous growth and innovation. As a family-led business, our key focus is to create valuable, long-lasting relationships with our clients, and provide you with the means to grow your business.


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