Monthly Archives: September 2014

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    Templeton Rye Not From Iowa, Contrary to Product Labels Companies often leverage regional pride with their product labels as a means to sell their goods to local consumers. It is not unusual to see manufacturers listing the place in which products were made.

    Templeton Rye is one of the companies that capitalizes on the fact that it was originally made in Iowa to reach local spirits enthusiasts. However, in order to promote transparency, the Iowa-based company will be disclosing the location where the whiskey is distilled - Indiana - on product labels moving forward, the Iowa City Press Citizen reported.

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  • Oktoberfest Beer LabelsCustom Labels Bring Oktoberfest Celebrations to the Next Level

    Millions of people from across the globe flock to Germany each year for Oktoberfest, but with custom labels, people can celebrate Oktoberfest no matter where they are. As Infoplease noted, Oktoberfest is one of the most popular celebrations in the world, particularly among beer aficionados. More than 6 million people often head to Munich for the 16-day beer festival, but it is popular elsewhere as well, particularly in areas with large German populations. In the United States, the largest authentic Oktoberfest is held in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attracts more than 500,000 people.

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  • Label TransparencyAccuracy of Food Product Labels are Paramount to Securing Customers' Trust

    Food product labels have quickly become a convoluted mess of imagery, ingredient lists and promotional claims. Low-fat, sugar-free, gluten-free, high-fiber and other similar claims litter the labels of modern food products to the point where some customers have to think twice about what it all means. Food labels are confusing to many shoppers, and one 2014 report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as cited by the New York Daily News, made this quite clear. The study found that different labels on food products made it difficult for people to quickly determine the nutrition value of products - they cannot discern whether nutrition labels were talking about the entire package or single servings, among other big issues.

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  • Trans Fat Loopholes for Food Labels Under current regulations, food labels are allowed to claim products have zero grams of trans fat as long as they have less than 0.6 grams or less per serving. However, people eating multiple servings of food at a time may wind up eating more trans fat than they think, which may garner attention from the Food and Drug Administration.

    Legal but Misleading Food Labels One report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene suggests that as many as 9 percent of products may still contain partially hydrogenated oils, which are the main source of manufactured trans fat.

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  • Custom Labels & StickersUse Window Stickers to Show Team Allegiance

    The fall is near, which means a new season of sports is approaching, and window stickers are the perfect way for fans to show their allegiance to their favorite teams. Autumn also means school is back in session, which translates into the start of the school sporting seasons, both at high school and collegiate levels. Additionally, the start of the football season is upon us, while basketball kicks off in another month. Of course, baseball fans have their eyes on the World Series as well. That means pride will run strong through sports fans quite soon.

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  • New Custom Labels Hope to Promote Usage Awareness
    According to a recent report from Canada's Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, Health Canada recently passed some new regulations regarding the labeling of opioids. The label changes are designed to promote proper use of certain drugs and make the risks of misusing opioids more apparent to people taking them.

    Fatal overdoses from opioids such as oxycodone and morphine have gone up over the past 20 years due to the addictive nature of highly potent painkillers. When used properly, opioids can help people suffering from chronic pain find some relief.

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  • Warning Labels Need to be Prominent on Pesticide Packaging
    A new brand of pesticide containing a special ingredient is seeing consistent use as particular weeds develop resistance to traditional weed-killer products. However, unlike preceding pesticide formulas, weed-killer that uses this new ingredient - called paraquat - is actually toxic to humans as well. If businesses in the landscaping business begin using this new formula, careless employees may accidentally wind up ingesting lethal doses of the chemical.

    As Montana State University noted, just a single teaspoon of pesticide with paraquat is enough to kill the average person.

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  • Custom Labels Found to Be Misleading
    Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a California-based manufacturer of personal care soaps and oils, was recently investigated by the Food and Drug Administration regarding the company's custom labels, The Center for Consumer Freedom reported. According to the regulatory organization, the company's products were misbranded in multiple ways.

    For example, the label claims the products can be used for treating coronary heart disease, but the FDA ruled there is no possible way for people who are not medical practitioners to treat this condition. Additionally, the FDA asserted that the claims made on Magic Soap labels would technically classify them as drugs, however, the brand did not take the proper steps to get the drugs approved by the administration.

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  • e-cigarette labels and packagingWith the e-Cigarette Industry Blooming, Branding has Never Been so Important

    According to new projections from Research and Markets, the sales of e-cigarettes are showing no signs of slowing. The study found that sales are forecast to grow 24.2% annually through 2018, and is estimated to be a $1.5 billion market currently, Fortune reported. E-Cigarettes are popular for a number of reasons. For smokers, the American Heart Association found that e-Cigarettes may actually help them cut back and quit entirely if other forms of cessation - such as nicotine patches, gum and medications - do not quite fit the bill, The Blade noted.

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