food recalls

Another day, another recall: Prevention begins with the label

Lee Patty Food and beverage, Industry news Leave a Comment

It feels like every day we see a new warning about another major food or beverage recall. Just recently, Whole Foods pulled pesto products sold in five states due to undeclared nuts, and Frito-Lay recalled potato chips because of undeclared milk ingredients.Both these products – and many, many others – could result in serious or deadly allergic reactions if consumed, …

food safety labeling

Food safety; it starts with the label

Ken Moir Food and beverage 1 Comment

The correct labeling of food in terms of nutritional information and allergens is critical for the food and beverage industry, not just in ensuring manufacturers and retailers comply with relevant guidelines and legislation, but also in ensuring the safety of consumers. The European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) that came into effect at the end of 2014 …

Food Traceability

Barcodes for food traceability

Marko Vrbnjak Food and beverage, GS1 Leave a Comment

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 …