P&E requirements vary widely from country to country. Few countries only require a “best before” date. Most require both production and expiration dates and some require both case and item to be dated. Dating is most often required in Day/Month/Year format rather then Month/Day/Year. Julian formatting / coding is not acceptable in most countries.
Changing production line set-up to meet the various P&E formatting for every country can often be time consuming and cost prohibitive. This is especially true for a new and/or test market where smaller quantities and/or sample orders may be required.
AMFEX provides this service using state of the art Domino inkjet printers. They are capable of applying up to four lines of text in multiple formats and languages.