Labeling System for Back of the House and Retail Items On-Demand

FreshDate Central is a food labeling system that integrates a full suite of kitchen management applications into one cohesive system to help ensure food safety, increase efficiencies, save money, reduce waste and enhance the consumer experience.

FreshDate is easy to implement and cost effective while giving the facility complete control of critical information for back of the house, grab & go, curbside-to-go and delivered foods. Choose from a library of label designs or customize your own to address every step in our operation!

  • Retail Labeling with ingredients, nutritionals, prepared-on dates, barcodes, pricing & more!
  • Prep/Production labeling with Use First, Received On, Opened On and Pulled to Thaw options.
  • Automated dating feature based on your shelf life standards ensures all labels are dated correctly with prep and expiration dates/times.
  • Custom labels with logos, images and QR codes to better market your brand.
  • Eliminate health code violations by improving labeling legibility, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Easy to use touchscreen that allows you to print labels in seconds.
  • Over 8,000 programmable food buttons support even the most robust food operations.
  • Product buttons are multi-functional to print labels, play videos, set timers or view documents. Helpful for staff training.
  • Data management made easy with excel or included Edit software.
  • Data imports via Ethernet,USB or Wi-Fi allowing control over multiple sites from one location.
  • Direct Thermal technology requires no ribbon or ink.
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Grab and Go Labels

  • Elevate Your Image: Create custom labels that include logo, price, barcode, wellness program, etc. to drive sales.
  • Provide Complete Information: Make ingredients, allergens or nutritionals available to your customers, all on one professional-looking label.
  • Compliance with local and federal regulatory standards: Design a Grab and Go label that meets and exceeds the expectations of your inspector.

Prep Labels

  • Automatic Expiration Dating: Eliminate human error by removing guns and handwriting– Increase food safety.
  • Worry-free compliance with all regulatory food safety standards –Eliminate human error & print accurate and legible labels every time.
  • Cost-effective: Print labels on-demand, reducing inventory management. Labels come in a variety of sizes and materials that are high-quality and low-cost.


With FreshDate, we’ve been able to consolidate all information onto 1 label, saving us time and money over our old process, which was keeping an inventory of pre-printed labels and putting up to 3 labels per package. Allowing our staff to print labels right in the kitchen vs. the office has also saved on labor costs. The presentation level is much higher than it was before. By incorporating a barcode to the label, our lines are definitely moving quicker now and our STG `{`Grab and Go`}` program has grown exponentially in that time. - Andrew Groh, Food Operations Specialist at US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
We really love the FreshDate2 printer - it’s a cool little machine. It’s not often that your expectations of a product are met and exceeded, but that’s what we have seen with FreshDate. I love it and I know if I asked the staff, they would say the same.- Scott Kinney, Director of Support Services at Pella Regional Health Center in Pella, IA
The state inspectors came in and did an inspection and they really liked FreshDate2 a lot, because they could see all the info they were looking for on each item. Before we were handwriting on each package with a marker and tape and we had issues with legibility but now everything is clear and readable and there is never a question as to what the date on the item means or when it expires; it’s wonderful not to have to think twice about the items we are prepping. The received on function is especially helpful because we are able to label each box in every shipment that comes in with total ease. My staff has adopted it with ease and are really making the most of FreshDate2. It’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.- Denise Choleva, Director of Dietary Services at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend, VT
The FreshDate2 is working great at our facility! It has really improved our back of the house labeling processes and our staff love how easy it is to use. We are also excited to be integrating it with CBORD for all of our retail labeling, allowing us to provide our customers with good looking and nutritionally informative labels.- Lisa Kopecky MS, RD, LN: Director of Nutrition & Food Service, Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, Aberdeen, SD
We just started using FreshDate a few weeks ago and we’re very impressed. The staff absolutely loves it! Especially compared to other systems and software I’ve used in the past, the learning curve with FreshDate is so small. This will be a great tool to help us be compliant with the new CFIA Labeling Requirements for Grab and Go.- Jon Royal, Chef/Manager @ Red River College in Winnipeg, MB
Dartmouth implemented the MedVantage FreshDate system in the fall of 2015, and couldn’t be happier with the switch. Not only is the customer service top notch but their adaptability and knowledge can’t be beat. We went from basic mailing labels to a more polished professional label. Our staff no longer need to worry about using date guns and can go to one place to print all the information they need. We recently switched to having bar codes on all our internally produced goods, and the turnaround time to complete this within the FreshDate system was less than a week. The administrative maintenance is easy to maintain, and will integrate with our menu management system to allow for consistent branding across campus.- Arliene Belock, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.