Food Traceability

Barcodes for food traceability

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The first ever commercial barcode was used on a Wrigley’s Chewing Gum pack in 1974 and since then, barcodes have played an important role in the food industry. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a critical factor in determining the traceability of any product. In the food industry, traceability of a food item is taken very seriously as it can …

Nutrition Facts FAQs

FDA Nutrition Facts label changes FAQ

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced the Nutrition Facts label in 1993 with the goal to provide valuable nutritional information for consumers. After more than two decades, the design of the label is undergoing significant design and content changes. This list of frequently asked questions gives an insight into the most vital information about these changes. Why is …

Serving size changes

How will the change in serving and package sizes affect your nutrition labels?

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Since the FDA announced the changes in nutrition label design in May 2016, one of the most discussed topics has been the adjustment of serving and package sizes. These will impact both nutrition label information and design, especially with packages larger than one serving that can be consumed in one or multiple sittings. Learn about the new FDA regulations so …

FDA Nutrition Facts label

What are the main changes to the FDA Nutrition Facts label?

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In May 2016, the FDA announced changes to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The well-recognized food label design will keep most of its characteristics, but some declarations will no longer be required and new declarations will be added. All nutrition label changes can be grouped into three categories: design changes, declaration changes based on scientific findings, and changes …

label management system

Dairy Reporter explores how NiceLabel helped a large food company gain competitive advantage

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Dairy Reporter recently sat down with NiceLabel VP Marketing Ken Moir to discuss how the world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products standardized its label management for all of its industrial printers. The next generation technology enabled the company to streamline production and position the company for future growth. The solution is applicable to any food and beverage company. The …

food retail barcodes

Why do you need barcodes for your food business?

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The everyday “beep” of the barcode reader at the checkout is something we are all familiar with. But many small to medium sized food producers often think of barcoding products as an expensive burden. However it’s also the best way of growing a business through access to major retailers, while establishing a better known brand. The food and beverage industry …

FL Top 100+ - NiceLabel

NiceLabel selected to Food Logistics top 100+ software and technology providers

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Food Logistics magazine released the 13th annual FL100+, a list of the top 100-plus software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. NiceLabel has been chosen to the FL 100+, among other software and technology providers with products benefitting the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, …

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 …

Label allergens

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 …

nutrition facts labels

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 …