European Business Awards (EBA) 2016/17

NiceLabel recognized in Europe’s largest business competition

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NiceLabel has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards (EBA) 2016/17. Sponsored by RSM and supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, this year the competition engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. The Awards’ core purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. NiceLabel is …

Labeling Trends 2017

What labeling trends will we see in 2017?

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“Labels and Labeling” recently asked me to provide my thoughts on what labeling trends will impact us in the new year. 2016 marked a year of transition. Historically, companies viewed labeling as a background process. That started to change as many moved away from fragmented solutions and decentralized labeling operations to centralize labeling processes and standardize on label management systems. …

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How Much Does Your Current Labeling System Cost You?

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When we talk about the cost of business systems, we often refer to the actual cost of purchasing or subscribing to install and use a system. At most, we recognize basic additional costs such as maintenance, licensing and training, which are associated directly with the installment and functionality the product. However, there are many other direct and indirect costs that …

Challenges

Part 1: Why Companies are Modernizing Labeling Systems to Address Today’s Labeling Challenges.

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As with every business system on the market; technology, digitalization and business growth affect labeling systems; presenting new challenges. Essentially, these challenges push companies to look for alternative ways to handle their needs and modernize their systems. In a recent webinar with Domtar, NiceLabel VP & GM Lee Patty talks about today’s labeling challenges and gives valuable insight on why …

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Can The FIC Regulation Become An Advantage For You?

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The short answer is, ‘YES’. Long answer is, ‘YES, in so many ways’. We are firm believers of turning a negative situation into a positive one, and it is all about the approach you take. We realize the effort needed to adjust your labels according to the new regulation seems tiring and overwhelming. Studying the legislation and revising your labels …

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Frequently Asked Questions about Allergen Ingredients on Food Labels

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Declaration of the 14 listed allergens has been mandatory since 2003, however as of December 2014 new FIC legislation changed the way they are presented. Since the declaration of allergens is a FIC rule hot topic, we prepared a Q&A of the top questions on this subject: Q: Who will be affected by this rule? A: Food businesses such as …

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How To Design Your Business’ First Nutrition Facts Label

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Nutrition labels are a means to tell your consumers what your product contains and to inform them before making their food choices. When presenting the correct ingredients, your labels also have to be in compliance with the relevant EU FIC Regulation, which requires labels to be in a certain format. Businesses that already provide nutrition information in their labels need …

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Counting Down to New Food Labeling Regulations in Europe: Are You Ready for December?

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The European Food Information to Consumers Regulation that came into effect in 2011 is becoming mandatory by December 2016. The regulation suggests a refreshed design and content for nutrition labels, so you might need to revisit your food labels in the meantime. The aim is to provide clear information to the public on what they are consuming to help them …

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How to choose nutrition analysis software?

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If you own or represent a food business, you must have heard that the FIC requires you to revise the content of your food labels to comply with the regulation by December 2016. In case you didn’t follow the procedure yet, the initial step you should take is passing your food products and recipes through a nutrition analysis to get …

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 …