Monthly Archives: July 2014

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    Custom Pet LabelsPackaging Pet Products is a Big Challenge

    With people spending more money on their animals, packaging pet products can be a huge obstacle for manufacturers to overcome. As is the case with any other lucrative industry, the more consumers are spending in this category, the greater the level of competition will be. If pet goods producers want people to purchase their offerings over those of their competitors, they need to take another look at their labels and packaging. A recent study conducted by the American Pet Products Association clearly illustrated the large jump in animal-related budgets

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  • Health Advocates Rally for Better Custom Labels on Food
    Although information such as ingredient lists and nutrient levels gives customers some indication of whether edibles are healthy, public health advocates are arguing that custom labels need to go further. ABC News reported that advocates believe food labels should tell customers outright whether food is good for them and which ingredients are unhealthy.

    The Food and Drug Administration is in the process of overhauling food labels to promote transparency, public health experts claim that being more straight forward could go a long way for promoting healthier lifestyles.

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  • Pet Food LabelsNutrition Facts are Necessary Components of Pet Product Labels

    As is the case with food items for humans, nutrition facts are necessary parts of pet product labels. As Hill's Pet Nutrition noted, a pet food label is a legal document that must be attached to packaging and is regulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). It's often the prime means of communication between the pet food manufacturers and pet owners. Understanding pet food products is important, particularly for new owners. If they want to make their new pet feel at home and help them acclimate to their living conditions, providing them with healthy, nutritious edibles can play a large role in that proces

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  • Wine Label DesignWine Label Design is an Important Part of the Overall Package

    If a picture's worth 1,000 words, it's important the wine label design is up to snuff. Crafting the perfect wine is a detail-rich task, as subtle flavors and smells can make or break a fine wine. The same can be said about bottle labels - every detail and color used on labels should be there for a specific purpose. This can elevate the brand and establish the wine as being a product enthusiasts really want to consume.

    Conversely, a bland wine label can send the wrong message to customers or may even lose the vintner precious sales.

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  • Custom Labels for Chocolate Products Should Feature a Few Specific Designations
    Everyone loves chocolate, but many people are becoming increasingly aware of some of the abuses behind the production of this sweet commodity. For example, some farmers use highly toxic pesticides to protect their crops. In some countries, forced child labor may be used to farm the cocoa.

    As such, custom labels with the appropriate designations can be used to help producers ease any concerns people may have when buying the end product.

    Three Labels to Utilize
    The first designation that should be featured on labels is the USDA Certified Organic label, which conveys that farmers are utilizing renewable resources and moderate the use soil and water to be more eco-friendly.

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  • Frozen Products Weather Resistant Labels

    Ice Cream Labels Must Withstand the Cold

    Everyone loves ice cream, but no one likes a mystery, which is what people may get if ice cream labels sustain damage and become unreadable because they aren't designed to withstand cold temperatures.

    Temperature Resistant Labels for the Customer's Sake

    Labels that are resistant to cold are a necessity for any ice cream producer if they want to best serve the customer, whether it's an ice cream shop or the people eating the frozen treats. For ice cream shops, they need to be able to quickly find cartons of ice cream in the back. When the heat is on and people are piling through the doors of their local ice cream parlors, speed of service is key.

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  • Customers Can't Make Heads or Tails of Egg Product Label
    Environmentally conscious customers consistently look at product labels to determine how the goods are made, and these labels can play a critical role in purchase decisions. At the same time, some of the language featured on cartons and packaging may mislead customers.

    For example, Guardian Liberty Voice recently reported that customers want the benefits of pasture-raised eggs, but are confused by terms such as "free-range" and "cage-free," which sound as if they mean the same thing.

    "The only way consumers can be confident they are getting genuine pasture-raised eggs is to look for the Certified Humane label," Adele Douglass, executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), told the news source.

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  • Custom Ice Cream LabelsProduct Labels Give 'Flavors of the Month' Their Own Unique Spin




    Product labels can help customers differentiate between unique products. A unique label can help catch the customer's attention and allow the product in question to stand out among its counterparts.

    For ice cream producers, unique product labels can help them advertise fun and unique flavors. Several famous ice cream brands periodically create new flavors in light of different holidays or to observe current events. For example, Baskin-Robbins recently rolled out a special Oreo and Cake Batter flavor for National Ice Cream mon

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  • Custom Labels for Beverages Should be More Honest
    Following a recent court case, beverage makers may want to consider exercising transparency through their custom labels. The Supreme Court recently decided that POM Wonderful can sue Coca-Cola for a drink that's labeled as as a "pomegranate-blueberry" juice, even though it contains only 0.3 percent pomegranate juice.

    "This is a really good decision for consumers - and for honest businesses," Steve Gardner, litigation director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an activist consumer group, told USA Today. "This encourages honest competition.

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  • Energy Drink Product Labels May Warn Buyers of Health Risks
    A consumer group is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to require warnings on energy drink product labels, WTSP reports. The organization, called the Center for Science in the Public Interest, claim labels would help increase awareness about the fact that energy drinks may contain high levels of caffeine, which could lead to heart attacks and elevated blood pressure.

    The CSPI said that some popular energy drinks have been linked to 17 deaths since 2012. CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson blames the combination of high levels of caffeine and untested herbal and chemical ingredients.

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