Monthly Archives: March 2013

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    Lawmakers Table Bill To Require Custom Food Labels

    While lawmakers' focus across the country has been trained on GMO custom food labels recently, so too has the interest of agriculture businesses opposed to such measures. The latter recently won the latest round in the fight over GMO labeling after Hawaiian legislators agreed to shelve a proposal that would require labels be placed on qualified foods.

    Recently, The Associate Press reported the Hawaii Senate committees on agriculture, consumer production and health all resolved to halt the progress of a proposal that would have placed labels on all imported food modified through genetic engineering.

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  • Recognize Earth Day with Custom Labels

    Earth Day may come only once a year, but Lightning Labels celebrates all year long with eco-friendly custom labels and tips for preserving resources. As Lightning Labels takes sustainability seriously, the company recently became the first high-resolution digital label printing business to use EarthFirst PLA to make its custom labels. EarthFirst PLA is a new material that is made from corn in place of petroleum. As petroleum-based products can linger in landfills for years, using a corn-based material helps preserve the space and the Earth. Although this material is biodegradable, it is also exceedingly durable and high in quali

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  • Study Unveils Custom Food Labels Often Wrong

    Custom food labels have been in the news lately, but for all the wrong reasons. A recent scandal engulfed most of Europe when horsemeat was found in a number of supermarket beef products. But the trend of mislabeled meat products isn't exclusive to Europe, South Africans recently - and grimly - found out.

    A study by the University of Stellenbosch in the African nation examined the content of local supermarket products labeled as beef. Researchers instead found such products actually contained donkey, kangaroo and water buffalo, among other animals.

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    When searching for a commercial label printing company to help you with your printing needs, there are a few things to look for and ask about before conducting business. We recommend scouting out quality printing services that provide a range of printers and design experience to make the best custom labels possible. To accomplish that, here are a few key characteristics you should inquire about when searching for a printer:

    1. Look for printing manufacturers who use the latest technology during the printing process. Businesses that use the newest and latest equipment offer their customers two positive printing factors.

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  • Gov. Conditionally Vetoes Custom Stickers Law, Has Issue With Funding

    Custom stickers are increasingly being used in new and innovative ways. One such example of this is in New Jersey, where recently introduced state legislation would implement a new program wherein car drivers can affix stickers to their rear windshields to assist first responders in the event of an accident.

    Gov. Chris Christie actually vetoed the legislation, but far from opposing the idea of stickers, he maintained they should not be funded by taxpayer dollars, as the bill in its current format would have stipulated. As a reference for how the sticker program could work, Christie pointed to Mount Laurel, where the program is funded through a nonprofit organization.

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  • Bipartisan Bill Would Revamp Custom Food Label Requirements

    New House legislation was recently introduced to better prepare food businesses for displaying nutritional custom food labels on menus. The bipartisan bill has at least one big supporter: the American Pizza Community.

    Representing some 20,000 pizza establishments across the nation, the commission announced its support for HR 1249, the "Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013," saying it would help pizza operators innovate new solutions to complying with mandated menu calorie labels.

    "This legislation seeks to address widespread concerns .

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  • Eco-Friendly Labels Support Sustainability This Spring  

    Denver, CO, (March 26, 2013) - Lightning Labels, a custom label and sticker printing leader, encourages manufacturers to honor Earth Day and spring's return with a full line of eco-friendly labels that support sustainability in April and beyond. Although Earth Day is officially recognized for one day every year, custom labels printed by Lighting Labels provide sustainable solutions all year long. Committed to preserving resources for future generations, Lightning Labels aims to provide consumers with viable alternatives to labels that are tree- or petroleum-base

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  • Custom Product Labels Advertised Fake Fur That Was Real

    File this under wacky scandals regarding custom product labels: A group of three retailers agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission after it was found they labeled faux fur apparel as not containing real fur despite the product actually being made of real fur.

    The FTC said the three retailers - chief among them Neiman Marcus, a major department store chain - violated the Fur Product Labeling Act by failing to disclose true product origins, mislabeling items and, in some cases, not naming what animal produced the fur. The settlement included no financial penalties, but had the retailers acknowledge their misdeeds and stipulated they cannot violate the act for 20 years.

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  • FDA Backs Down On Custom Warning Labels After Court Ruling

    Score this round for Big Tobacco in the ongoing fight to place custom warning labels on cigarette packaging. In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner obtained by The Associated Press, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will back down on its call to display graphic warning labels on cigarettes ... for now.

    The latest obstacle to the federal mission was an appeals court decision that upheld a previous ruling stating the labels - mandated by legislation passed by Congress in 2009 - would violate free speech of tobacco companies.

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  • Custom Food Labels On Menus Advocated For

    Traffic light custom food labels have been all the rage. Recently, a group of U.K. grocers vowed to include such labels on foods in a bid to help consumers make healthier choices, and now the concept is getting attention stateside.

    A recent study by U.S. collegiate researchers published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity advocated for the inclusion of traffic labels on menus after they were found to aid diners in eating healthier.

    Food Product Labels Like Traffic Lights Help Consumers
    In the study on traffic food product labels, researchers gave diners at Oklahoma State University one of three menus during the research period.

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