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BarTender® Software for Food & Beverage Labeling and Marking

The food production and food services industries face an increasingly complex set of regulations and standards for food labeling and traceability across the global food supply chain.

Having the right labeling system in place — one that is secure, proven and reliable; that integrates completely with existing systems and workflows to enable single source of truth data management; and that scales and adapts to evolving business practices — can be the difference between a successful labeling system that simplifies packaging and traceability and a complicated one that creates costs.

BarTender is the heart of your track and trace labeling solution

BarTender® barcode and label software is an integral component of the compliance, traceability and supply chain interoperability labeling strategies of food producers, processors, logistics providers and manufacturers around the world.

Named a top technology for the food industry, BarTender® helps simplify the unique business-to-business interoperability and communication requirements of the food supply chain, offering ease of deployment and legendary technical support, all backed by industry expertise — we understand the regulatory and supply chain pressures the food industry faces.

Download the free 30-day BarTender Trial Edition to see for yourself or contact us to learn more.


Integration

Seamless integration with ERP systems like Oracle and SAP enables automation at the enterprise level, providing increased labeling accuracy while also improving efficiencies throughout the food supply chain.

Control and compliance

The centralized control in BarTender’s Enterprise Automation and Automation editions connects your business data with a wide variety of printers and marking devices — whether you have one device at a single site or thousands at facilities around the world.  

BarTender includes Intelligent Templates™ sample compliance labels to help you meet global produce traceability mandates, Europe’s Food Information to Consumers allergen labeling requirements and global nutrition labeling rules.

Security

Security features of the Enterprise Automation and Automation editions include complete audit trail capture, allowing you to respond quickly during a recall or site inspection with pinpoint track and trace accuracy. The EU General Food Law, the PRC Food Safety Law, the US Food Safety Management Act (FSMA) — no matter where in the world you do business or which requirements you must meet, BarTender enables traceability and regulatory compliance.  

Flexibility

Regulatory and production landscapes will continue to change and BarTender’s Intelligent TemplatesTM enable you to rapidly transform your designs, formats and processes, with support for meeting evolving interoperability standards.

With the Enterprise Automation and Automation editions’ powerful, customizable serialization capabilities, BarTender enables full compliance with global track and trace labeling requirements — and BarTender’s ability to increment across a network’s printers supports best-practice centralized serial number management.

BarTender includes over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components based on 59 different symbologies and 12 additional barcode standards. RFID encoding of tag types including EPC Class 1, Gen2, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, Picotag and more, with support for all EPC data formats.

The first choice for food service weigh and print applications, BarTender accepts weight data from scales including Mettler-Toledo, Fairbanks, Ohaus, Rice Lake, Dibal and Janner Waagen.


Which BarTender is right for you?

Select an edition below to learn more, or download the free 30-day trial to explore all of BarTender’s features and see how it can solve your toughest needs for labeling, barcoding and more. Or contact us to learn more about why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

Create
(Design and Print)

Basic Edition

Professional Edition

Get started in just minutes!

All Basic features, plus:

  • Design and print labels, cards, mag stripe cards and more.
  • Optimize print speed to any printer or marking device.
  • Design data-entry forms that provide data validation and accept print-time input from the keyboard or a barcode scanner.

Licensed per PC

  • Read data from CSV files, databases and Excel. Easily search and select records for printing.
  • Encode RFID labels.

Licensed per PC

Create & Automate
(Design, Print and Control)

Automation Edition

Enterprise Automation Edition

All Professional features, plus:

All Automation features, plus:

  • Automatically print from any OS, system or device in response to data transactions and SDK requests.
  • Design using Intelligent TemplatesTM to reduce maintenance.
  • Secure the printing environment with user and group roles.
  • Monitor live print status and view detailed history of system usage.

Licensed per printer

  • Print from any iOS or Android device with the BarTender Print Portal App
  • Automatically print in response to Web service API or TCP/IP communication.
  • Integrate with SAP and Oracle.
  • Take advantage of centralized system management, browser-hosted printing, centralized template storage with revision control, electronic signature support, full SDK control, smart card encoding and more.

Licensed per printer

(Please note that Print Only editions have been discontinued as of BarTender 2016.)


Related information

Regulatory Solution
Food Information to Consumers (FIC)

The EU's Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation requires the ingredient labels of all prepared foods and beverages to use text formatting to call attention to allergens contained within. Learn about FIC and how BarTender enables compliance, including support for the languages of the EU.

PDF Sheet
BarTender Software for Food Labeling

More about BarTender and labeling in the food industry.

PDF Sheet
BarTender Software for FIC Compliance

More about BarTender for FIC allergen labeling.

White Paper
Creating an FIC label with BarTender

A downloadable, step-by-step guide to creating FIC-compliant ingredient labels with the BarTender sample label template.

BarTender Intelligent Template™
FIC allergen labels

An ingredient label that automatically formats text to comply with EU FIC allergen labeling rules.

 

BarTender Intelligent Template™
Walmart produce labels

The pallet label that's become the standard for produce supply chain labeling.

Industry Solution
Supply Chain Management

BarTender is the supply chain labeling choice of global manufacturing, distribution, transportation, 3PL and warehousing companies. Learn how BarTender can help streamline your enterprise — and help you interface more efficiently with your entire supply chain.

Case Study
Dairy farm deploys BarTender labeling system to enable FSMA compliance

A BarTender-driven labeling system is enabling a dairy farm to meet rigorous federal food safety requirements, as well as to save time and reduce testing errors.

More Information

Regulatory Solution
Food Information to Consumers (FIC)

PDF Sheet
BarTender Software for Food Labeling

PDF Sheet
BarTender Software for FIC Compliance

White Paper
Creating an FIC label with BarTender

BarTender Intelligent Template™
Walmart produce labels

BarTender Intelligent Template™
FIC allergen labels

Industry Solution
Supply Chain Management

Case Study
Dairy farm deploys BarTender labeling system to enable FSMA compliance

BarTender Overview

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Our Customers Say

"BarTender’s ability to integrate with any ERP and Safety Data Sheet authoring and management system, coupled with its easy-to-use and powerful Intelligent Templates™, has made it our go-to software product for integrating and solving the challenges associated with GHS compliance labeling in all of our chemical customers."
—Rick Schilling, President, Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi)