Monthly Archives: February 2013

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    The Importance of Being Earnest on Custom Labels

    Monster Decides To ‘Tell All’ On Custom Labels

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    Oscar Wilde’s famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” was labeled a farcical comedy. When it comes to information on custom labels, the importance of being earnest is anything but farcical. Label disclosures are all the rage. On one end of the continuum are manufacturers who want to proclaim their purity and high quality, with such labels as “organic” and “natural.” Then, there are those energy products where full disclosure—or lack thereof—is proving controversial. Recently, a TV episode of  “The Good Wife” featured a mock trial about an energy beverage company accused of hiding from plain view that their product contained high amounts of caff Continue reading
  • Inaccurate Food Labels Causing A Ruckus Down Under

    Concern Over Falsified Food Labels

    Australian residents are up in arms over confusing food labels. According to ABC Radio Australia, imported frozen vegetables from New Zealand are actually originally produced in China, where vegetables are grown under conditions that would not otherwise be acceptable in Australia. The vegetables are frozen and packaged in China, then shipped to New Zealand where they are repackaged, refrozen and re-labeled, claiming to be locally grown by Kiwis.

    Australians Want New Food Labels for Packaged Food
    In a bid to promote better labeling practices among produce-growers, proposed Australian legislation would require businesses to clearly list the country of origin on food labels.

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  • Food Labels on Menus Help Diners Make Healthier Choices

    FDA Extending Food Labels to Restaurant Menus

    The FDA proposal requiring restaurant menus, retail food establishments and chain restaurants to display food labels for consumers will be fully enacted in April 2013. Upon implementation, the two years in the making labeling change will mandate menus to display calorie counts next to meals. Restaurants with 20 or more locations will also be required to include nutrition labels alongside menu items on food boards. Additionally, prepackaged foods at grocery stores including salad and soup bars and baked goods would be required to adhere to the new food labelin

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  • FDA and Consumers Focused on Improving Food Labels

    Too Many Numbers on Food Labels

    Food labels offer consumers a plethora of information to read and analyze - but do buyers really understand what they are eating? According to Dr. Nancy Smith from Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, food labels have too much information on them, preventing consumers from properly understanding nutritional content, she told Tallahassee.com. There are too many numbers on labels, including percentages, serving sizes and grams​, among other tiny printed information that can be daunting for consumers to read when trying to understand the nutritional value of what they are ea

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  • Energy Drink-Maker to follow FDA Guidelines on Beverage Labels

    Monster Drinks Will Now Adhere to Beverage Labels

    Recent investigations have led Monster to bring their beverage labels in compliance with U.S. guidelines, Bloomberg reported. Experts believe the change may be a result of a 2012 ordeal, which had U.S. regulators looking into five separate deaths that may have been associated with the energy drink products. Monster was also being sued by a family who lost a daughter that died while drinking two Monster drinks within a 24-hour period.

    Because of the increased scrutiny, Monster will now include "nutrition facts" on labels instead of "supplement facts," Monster's CEO told Beverage Digest.

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  • Policy Proposal Would Allow Generics To Modify Labels

    Regulations Stop Generics From Changing Labels

    Currently, manufacturers of generic drugs are not permitted to make changes to their product labels. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made its intent to reconsider regulatory barriers known after officials spoke with Alison Frankels, a reporter for Reuters.

    When contacted, the FDA responded that it was seriously considering revoking the policy regulation that bars generics from altering their labels like brand-name manufacturers can. The change would allow for label adjustments under appropriate circumstances, the FDA told Reuters in its response emai

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  • Label Typos Terrorize Terrific Products

    Correct Label Mistakes To Preserve Quality Reputation

    custom product labelsYou discover a typo on your freshly minted custom labels. Not desiring to spend the time, money and energy to redo and reaffix them, you conduct a straw poll to see if others notice the typo. No one notices. Do you keep or discard the labels? Discard. For many reasons, product label typos are not acceptable even if only a fraction of potential buyers notice. Here are some reasons why: 1. People who do notice label mistakes typically don’t tell the manufacturer. Some will buy anyway; others will choose not to buy, figuring that if the label contains error(s), the sloppiness and lack of quality control may carry over to the product itsel

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  • Using Stickers and Labels to Promote Your Business Brand

    Create Custom Labels and Sticker Designs

    There are many ways you can creatively market your brand with custom labels and stickers. Stickers are a great way to remind customers about your business product and services. Creative, bold designs draw the readers' attention toward the brand image and unique design elements like funky fonts and shapes can direct consumers back to the business motto. Try turning your business card into a sticker - this is a good idea to label client packages in case your customers need to contact you for further details. You can also print stickers with the brand name to label folders and document proposals for clients and keep papers organized in house.

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  • Inaccurate Vitamin Labels May Mean Extra Rays of Sunshine Needed 

    Vitamin D Dosage on Labels Misleading

    Think vitamin labels are never wrong? Think again. While a recent study found vitamin D supplements certified by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) ranked close to the dosage indicated on labels, other D vitamins failed to measure a close percentage. The research found non-USP certified pills were between 9 and 146 percent off from the dosage amount listed on the labels. Certified vitamins ranked closer to dosages printed on labels and were reported to contain between 90 and 120 percent of what is stated on the label. 

    Inaccurate Labels Pose Health Risks
    Fifty-five bottles from 12 different brands of vitamin D supplements had their labels analyzed during the tes

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  • Producers Sweat Over Hot Sauce Labels Compliance

    FDA Has Many Guidelines For Hot Sauce Labels

    If you're thinking about adding a specialty hot sauce to your menu, you may want to brush up on your knowledge of federal requirements for such labels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates all food-canning establishments in the United States adhere to establishment registration and file scheduled processes. There are several registrar guidelines for formulating, bottling, labeling and selling your hot sauce. The formulation must meet all guidelines in order to be approved by the FDA.

    Ingredients Should Be Highlighted On Labels
    Before you begin the process for making labels, it's important to think about what ingredients you want to go into your hot sauce.

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