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 …

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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, …

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 …

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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 …