Monthly Archives: February 2013

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  • Meat Distributors Need to Stop Horsing Around with Custom Food Labels

    Latest Scandal Prompts Euro Concern Over Custom Food Labels

    Irish manufacturer B&F Meats was shut down after it was discovered that the producers were selling meat with fraudulent custom food labels. The firm exported products under a label written in Czech that translated as "beef" but really contained horse meat, BBC News Europe reported. This particular case of horse meat being passed off as beef is just the latest in a recent scandal that has rocked most of Europe. The crisis had started in the United Kingdom, where popular supermarkets were found to have stocked beef products that were actually made from horses.

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  • WTO Didn't Think U.S. Custom Food Labels Were So "COOL"

    WTO Deadline For Custom Food Labels Not Far Away

    The World Trade Association (WTO) compliance deadline for custom food labels in regard to the United States' Country of origin labeling (COOL) Act is fast approaching. The WTO had previously refused to acknowledge the COOL law, saying that is was illegal and unfair. However, the United States believes the WTO did not have the authority to strike down the American Law. In an effort to achieve compliance before the deadline, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) amended COOL regulations and sent them back to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for app

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  • Rev Up Custom Labels and Stickers for National Nutrition Month

    Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Snazzy New Custom Labels and Stickers

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    Lightning Labels, a custom label and sticker printing leader, is encouraging manufacturers to celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with a new temporary packaging design. Less than two months ago, millions of consumers placed healthy diet and exercise at the top of their New Year's resolution lists. While more than half of Americans set goals for 2013, an estimated 88 percent of all resolutions fail, according to a 2007 psychology study, as reported by The Washington Post. While January is already in the rearview mirror and Valentine's Day came and went quickly, many consumers have already abandoned their year's goals. Continue reading
  • Seafood Labels: There's Something Fishy Going On 

    Food Labels On Fish Mislead Consumers

    A new report from Oceana, the world's largest ocean conservation group, revealed the results of a two-year investigation into food labels on seafood sold at restaurants and supermarkets. The nonprofit concluded that 74 percent of sushi restaurants, 38 percent of restaurants and 19 percent of grocery stores sold at least one mislabeled fish product.

    More Regulations Needed to Combat Illegal Labeling
    Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prohibits falsified labeling of food under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic act, veteran fishmonger Dirk Fucik told the Chicago Tribune that the mislabeling of seafood has gone on for a long time.

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  • Custom Labels & Stickers Help Consumers Make Heart-Healthy Choices

    Happy Heart Month!  Are Your Custom Labels and Stickers Ready?

    American Heart Month and Custom Labels and Stickers Help consumers celebrate heart health throughout the year with custom labels and stickers.
    Millions of consumers are focused on their hearts this month, but not just in the spirit of Valentine's Day. Health organizations have named February American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease and healthy living. Every year, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. have a heart attack and roughly 600,000 die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of fatality in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading
  • Let Custom Labels and Stickers Help Consumers Make Heart-Healthy Choices

    Happy Heart Month!  Are Your Custom Labels and Stickers Ready?

    Millions of consumers are focused on their hearts this month, but not just in the spirit of Valentine's Day. Health organizations have named February American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease and healthy living.

    Every year, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. have a heart attack and roughly 600,000 die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of fatality in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organizations and brands have taken the opportunity to embrace Heart Month by educating followers and helping them make healthy lifestyle changes.

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  • Vermont Maple Syrup Food Labels A Sticky Situation

    Lawmakers Favor Standardized Syrup Food Labels 

    Vermont is debating whether or not to drop their traditional state food labels for maple syrup. Officials in the state are considering whether to keep their own labels, or conform to an international standardized labeling system. Vermont is the No. 1 syrup producer in the United States but the current labeling system makes it hard to compete with national and global competitors, according to a report by The Associated Press. Producers also fear Vermont's unique standards for labeling syrup are confusing for consumers.

    New Syrup Labels Could Help Producers Market More Effectively Some Vermont producers are reluctant to change their syrup labels, Mike Bennett of the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association Board from Glen Falls told The Saratogia

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  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Custom Labels and Stickers

    New St. Patrick's Day Custom Labels and Stickers Will Bring Out the Holiday Spirit

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    Lightning Labels, a custom label and sticker printing leader, encourages manufacturers to take advantage of St. Patrick's Day to give products a festive temporary makeover. While Valentine's Day may have just passed, it's never too early to start planning the next marketing campaign. With the gift-giving holidays out of the way, brands now have the opportunity to try new, fun custom packaging ideas. St. Patrick's Day is an especially important holiday for brands because unlike Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, it's not centered exclusively around one target audience like couples or moms Continue reading
  • Lightning Labels Encourages Manufacturers to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Custom Stickers And Labels

    New St. Patrick's Day Custom Labels and Stickers Will Bring Out the Holiday Spirit

    Denver, CO, (February 20, 2013) - Lightning Labels, a custom label and sticker printing leader, encourages manufacturers to take advantage of St. Patrick's Day to give products a festive temporary makeover.

    While Valentine's Day may have just passed, it's never too early to start planning the next marketing campaign. With the gift-giving holidays out of the way, brands now have the opportunity to try new, fun custom packaging ideas.

    St. Patrick's Day is an especially important holiday for brands because unlike Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, it's not centered exclusively around one target audience like couples or moms.

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