What Makes A Food Label Design Tool Perfect and Ready For New Nutrition Regulations

What Makes A Food Label Design Tool Perfect and Ready For New Nutrition Regulations?

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Labels are often the first thing we encounter as consumers when we are shopping and pick up a product from its shelf. They are the source of first impression and shape our initial thoughts on the brand and product, especially if we are looking at it for the first time. While the label is expected to be attractive, colorful and …

UDI deadline

The Class II UDI deadline is past. Enterprise labeling is the future.

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Last month, the UDI deadline for Class II devices came and went and many medical device manufacturers breathed a collective sigh of relief.  Others are taking advantage of the extension for convenience kits and repackaged single-use devices, or still working to get their labeling and data organized for GUDID submission. Last week, at the Medical Device Labeling Conference in Phoenix, …

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011

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The original EU food labeling regulation is 46 pages long, with an overload of information. Since it might be overwhelming to take it all at once, we brought together a short list to cover the main highlights. Here is the EU 1169/2011 at a glance: What was commonly known as ‘food labeling’ in the EU is now called ‘food information …

UDI compliance date extension

What you need to know about the UDI compliance date extension

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On September 6, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an extension letter to device labelers, extending the UDI compliance date to September 24, 2018 for certain Class II devices. The devices impacted by the UDI compliance date extension are classified as: Convenience kits Repackaged single-use devices The letter also clarified that the compliance date for biologic and …


Smart manufacturing at the center of the fourth industrial revolution

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In the fourth industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0), smart factories will be able to reconfigure themselves in response to changes in demand; industrial scale USB ports will control thousands of sensors and computer-enabled devices in a plant, enabling them to change to different tasks and modules in an instant. This is the vision of Professor Detlef Zühlke at …


Software as glue – connecting smart technology with manufacturing

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“There’s a new era of manufacturing,” General Electric’s President of Transportation Jamie Miller told an audience of manufacturers at a major industry conference in Chicago in May. “The Industrial Internet isn’t just a probability, it’s really here today,” said Miller at MESA 2016. Additive 3D printing, lean and virtual manufacturing, sensor-based technologies and supply chain optimization are revolutionizing GE’s operations, …


Getting control of labeling

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It goes without saying that once you design a label, it needs to be printed.  Many companies are experts when it comes to the basics of label design. The part has some businesses scratching their heads is how to best “manage” all of those labels and the “printing process” that goes along with them. Many companies use “hard coded” or …

System Modernization Offers Manufacturers an Opportunity for Process Improvement

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Legacy system modernization is a big trend in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are beginning to realize their fragmented labeling processes and IT systems leave them ill-equipped to compete in today’s dynamic, global environment. Many are now planning big changes to modernize their labeling systems and processes in order to achieve greater agility. When manufacturing companies undergo modernization efforts they tend to …


Rush of Interest in Labeling Solutions

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Addressing new legislation and regulations, improved risk management, greater supply chain management visibility and quality control, an ability to standardize and centralize…the list of advantages of a next generation labeling solution grows by the month. Sure enough, NiceLabel’s stand at June’s SAPinsider conference in Vienna* was ‘mobbed’. The interest came not only from supply chain professionals but from IT people …