Monthly Archives: April 2014

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    Custom Candle LabelsSpring Is the Time to Start Labeling for Gifts

    When labeling for gifts this spring, be sure to appeal to the gift buyer, not just the recipient. While you have to keep the final consumer in mind during the packaging design process, it's important to remember who will actually be purchasing products intended as gifts. To make sure your products appear to be good choices for presents, you may have to call attention to various holidays on the label. A lot of gift-giving takes place in the spring months, so making soap stickers and custom candle labels could be a smart way to grow sales. Remember Father's and Mother's Day are coming up, as well as graduations and all kinds of other spring events, including birthdays and anniversaries.

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  • Coca-Cola Accused of Having Misleading Custom Bottle Labels
    POM Wonderful is suing the soda company, claiming the custom bottle labels for Minute Maid Juice are misleading, reported Reuters. When labeling a product, companies have to be careful that packaging accurately reflects the contents of the container. On the other hand, Coca-Cola argued, its labels are fully compliant with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements. The juice in question is labeled as "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices," but the recipe is only 0.3 percent pomegranate and 0.2 percent blueberry.

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  • Prepare for the spring season by labeling baby shower gifts.Labeling Baby Shower Gifts For Spring

    Spring is a season of growth and renewal, and a perfect time for to consider labeling baby shower gifts. No matter what trimester you're on, springtime is an ideal time for a baby shower. With the weather finally clearing up and the scent of flowers in the air, this is the perfect season to make lasting memories. Trees are budding and signs of life are finally blooming after the long, cold winter. Customizing labels for a baby shower is a great way to make the day even more special for the mother. Start thinking about what you're going to need now, from baby shower water bottle labels to party favors.

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  • Custom Food Labels That Leave Out Known Allergens May Be Recalled
    The company that produces AH!LASKA, an organic cocoa non-dairy chocolate mix announced a recall because it left an allergen out of the custom food labels. While the product is supposed to be dairy-free, a test found the presence of milk in the product, a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported. Indicating allergens when food label printing is important, even when the food is produced in a facility that also processes allergens such as certain nuts and soy. When products contain milk, eggs, fish, shellfish or wheat they are also required to alert consumers on the packaging

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  • New Bill Could Prevent States from Creating Their Own Laws Regarding GMO Custom Food Labels
    Legislature recently introduced to Congress by U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas may keep states from making their own laws concerning GMO ingredients on custom food labels. Reuters reported that close to 24 states have already considered such provisions, which would require companies to include components from genetically engineered crops on printed labels and stickers. Pompeo says that the differing requirements across the states make it difficult to maintain an effective food system in the U.

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  • Whole Foods will Indicate GMO Products on Custom Food Labels By 2018, Whole Foods Market has claimed it will alert customers to GMO ingredients on custom food labels. While many consumers are advocating for brands to start labeling GMO products, there is still no legal requirement mandating that companies reveal these ingredients when food label printing. According to environmental new site Ecorazzi, Whole Foods has been criticized in the past for labeling foods as natural. While many consumers assume this label indicates products are GMO-free, this is not actually the case. Identifying GMO ingredients will be another step toward greater transparency for shopper

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  • Create Labels For Graduation Gifts to Grow Sales This Spring
    Matriculation season is fast-approaching and creating labels for graduation gifts could be a good way for brands to gain sales as the weather gets warmer. From stickers for gift bags to graduation water bottle labels, making themed favors is a smart idea in the coming months. College, university, high school and possibly even younger students will all be getting their degrees, which means there will be commemorations taking place across the country. Parents, friends and loved ones will be excited to have gatherings in honor of the students who have worked to hard to get through the school yea

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  • time-to-go-greenUse Green Packaging Practices to Communicate Earth-Friendly Missions

    When you make environmentally friendly products, it's important to support these efforts with green packaging practices. To help companies with green missions achieve their goals, Lightning Labels has four different sustainable materials for eco-friendly labels: EarthFirst PLA, Recycled Kraft, Recycled Vellum and BioStone. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, now is the ideal time for brands to try out a new labeling strategy to prepare. Changing labels can get shoppers' attention, and green labels are a good way to promote environmentally sound practices.

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  • FDA Introduces Voluntary Guidelines for Antibiotic Product Label Printing
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is unrolling a voluntary initiative to change the way antibiotics are referenced in product label printing. Many experts are worried about the effect that certain drugs fed to livestock are having on human resistance to antibiotics. These antimicrobials are sometimes fed to animals, because they help animals to gain weight faster while eating less food. To prevent development of human resistance, experts are saying these microbial ingredients should only be used for animal welfare when absolutely necessary.

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  • Misprinted Custom Food Labels Cause Recall  
    A Colorado company is recalling its packaged fettuccine alfredo due to inaccurate custom food labels. The product is a dehydrated pasta made by American Outdoor Products, which is meant for backpackers, local news source eNews Park Forest reported. While the front label is correct, the back label was switched with the one for the company's Jamaican jerk style rice product, which meant that it failed to indicate certain ingredients the pasta product contained. The custom food label printing issue was reported by a retailer in Vermont, which notified the Colorado company.

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