allergen labeling

Food labeling transparency

Ken Moir Food and beverage Leave a Comment

The issue of allergens labeling is a contentious one, and something that has been highlighted in the media following a series of high-profile incidents. While keeping consumers safe from harm is a top priority, is enough being done to ensure businesses, even independent retailers and smaller producers, are following the right guidelines? And are these guidelines enough? Currently loose items …

Cloud and label management

Cloud resources and digitalization streamline label management

Lee Patty Industry news Leave a Comment

No matter what you’re  packaging or providing, labeling is an organization-wide business process vital to internal and external operations. From ensuring distribution and logistics is as fine-tuned as possible, to helping control and govern suppliers and production, labeling is not only important but also an often demanding task for any-sized organization. And, as one can imagine, it can become more …

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Taking label management into the cloud

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Labeling is a key business process that is widely used internally and externally, across the organization. From streamlining logistics and distribution, to helping manage suppliers and production, labeling can be a challenging task. There are multiple issues to consider; the hardware involved, ability to design labels, maintaining accuracy of information, and making the correct labels available to the right departments. …

food safety labeling

Food safety; it starts with the label

Ken Moir Food and beverage Leave a 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 …

New Era Labeling

A new era for labeling

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Labeling has an interesting history. The first labels that we know about appeared from the 1700s and were used to label medicine bottles. As merchants cottoned on to the idea that labels could be used to market their wares, they appeared on other products such as wine. Lithography sped up the process slightly, but hand painted labels were used to …

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The future of food labeling systems

Metka Silar Sturm Food and beverage 3 Comments

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 …

Pharmaceutical Survey

Survey reveals the importance of standardized label management in the pharmaceutical industry

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical 8 Comments

NiceLabel recently produced a survey in cooperation with Pharmaceutical Manufacturing on the state of label management in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred key decision makers involved in the selection and purchase of label management systems in the pharma and biopharma were surveyed. These key individuals highlighted the need for document control, integrating label management systems with ERP/MES and other systems, web printing …

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

Metka Silar Sturm Food and beverage Leave a Comment

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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Validation of increasing importance for life sciences companies

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Across life sciences, the practice of label validation has become vital, as both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union’s regulators increasingly require electronic validation of pharmaceutical and medical device labeling solutions to maximize safety and security. Due to the heightened focus on validation, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers who do not use validated software, …

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. …