food labeling

The future of food labeling systems

Metka Silar Sturm Food and beverage 1 Comment

The food and beverage industry is changing. There are many factors that contribute: rising concerns over food allergens, increased awareness of food additives, a heightened focus on sustainability and the locavore movement, medium-large size manufacturers merging to keep pace with the competitive marketplace. Labeling has never played a more crucial role in food and beverage businesses. Modern label management systems …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …