New Kangaroo Labels
Avocados Australia has managed the Kangaroo Label for use on Australian grown avocados since 2011, and there’s recently been a significant update. Avocados Australia CEO John Tyas said the major change was the introduction of databar by GS1 and the need for packhouses and growers to manage their own databar requirements.
“Avocados Australia is proud to continue with and support the use of the uniquely identifiable Kangaroo Label for use on Australian grown Avocados,” Mr Tyas said.
“With the introduction of the new databar requirement (GS1) to replace the previous barcodes managed by Avocados Australia, we have worked with our registered printers to update and refresh the label to accommodate the databar.
“All packhouses using barcode labels will be required to apply to GS1 for their own databar, which can then be easily inserted into the Kangaroo Label of your choice (options pictured).”
The industry now has a variety of new designs for its Kangaroo Labels. Images courtesy of Warehouse Design & Packaging.
Packhouses will still need to apply to Avocados Australia for a Packhouse Registration Number (PRN), which will authorise them to use the Kangaroo Label. Once a PRN application is approved by Avocados Australia, the packhouse will receive a unique PRN and the Registered Label Suppliers will be informed of the new PRN.
Packhouses may then contact any of the Registered Label Suppliers directly to order Kangaroo Labels. Please contact one of our registered printers to discuss your labelling requirements.
- Contact Jayne Weedon on 07 3846 6566 for more on the Kangaroo Labels, or visit www.avocado.org.au/our-programs/kangaroo-label/.
- For more on the databar, visit GS1 Australia at www.gs1au.org.
Date Published: 29/04/2019