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    Target Severs Ties With Textile Supplier For Mislabeling Products

    India Manufacturing Company Under Fire After False Labeling of Sheets Businesses have become increasingly pressured to ensure that their products are safely sourced and appropriately labeled. Failing to disclose certain ingredients or details can lead to massive product recalls, whereas incorrectly labeling a good as being something that isn't entirely true can have consequences, including loss of revenue, reputation damage and litigation fees.

    However, when it comes to ensuring high ethical standards are met, organizations don't just have their own business to worry about. They must also look to their vendors and partners, as any missteps taken by these parties are ones the company could end up being found liable for.

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  • More Shifts In Consumer Preference Of, Regulation For Food Labels

    American consumers are becoming more health-conscious by the day, effectively forcing food manufacturers to be diligent and descriptive in their labeling practices. What's more, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been highly active throughout 2016 in overhauling its regulations related to food labeling standards and provisions. Any company that produces food or beverages will need to remain agile in its labeling practices, and work to stay a step ahead of trends when it comes to meeting the demands of the modern consumer. 

    Although the regulations that have been released in the past few months are not going to take effect for more than a year, they are meant to fit the expectations of customers today

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  • Pressure Label Market Set for Worldwide Growth

    Widespread Need Recorded

    Wherever products are being manufactured, in any of a multitude of industries, there will be demand for pressure labels. This means a period of growth is ahead for the worldwide pressure label printing industry, as described by recent MarketsandMarkets research.

    Packaging strategies vary widely depending on what is being manufactured, but a few classic methods remain enduringly popular, and pressure labels are among them. These simple press-on stickers keep jars and bottles looking distinctive on store shelves. When paired with contemporary digital printing techniques, pressure-sensitive labels can carry just about any kind of vibrant brand imagery, from sharply rendered text to colorful and eye-catching pictures.

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  • President Obama Officially Signs Mandatory GMO Labeling Law

    New Mandatory Labeling Legislation for GMO Products In news that was widely expected but only recently made official, President Obama has signed a bill making it mandatory for food companies to include on product labels the use of GMO ingredients, Deutsche Welle reported. Regulators will be given two years to establish new policies and standards for manufacturers to abide by. The source added that this law requiring GMO labeling makes it so food packages must include text, an image or a digital code that informs shoppers whether or not the product contains genetically modified organisms.

    At the beginning of July, Vermont officially became the first U.

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  • Avoid These Mistakes When Creating Food Labels

    Designing Labels for Ultimate Success
    When it comes to creating product labels, sellers are being pulled in a million different directions, especially those in the food and beverage industry. It seems like every day there are new regulations being enforced or efforts being made that cause marketers and manufacturers alike to reconsider their approach to packaging and labeling. 

    There is a lot to take into consideration when it comes to designing and creating custom labels. But among the most important elements are the words and phrases used on the package labeling, including health claims, ingredients and nutritional information.

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  • New Study Finds Shoppers Trust Labels More Than Ads

    Consumers Skepticism About Product Labeling At this point, it's hard to broach the topic of product labeling without mentioning the increased scrutiny the industry has faced from both consumers and regulation agencies. Over the past year, a handful of relatively high-profile debates have unfolded regarding food companies or manufacturers of consumer packaged goods and their labels. A lot of the ridicule and conversation surrounding the issue has been based on shoppers feeling misled or uninformed about what ingredients and processes are involved in making the products they purchase and consume, as well as loose guidelines and policies set forth by the U.

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  • Major Brewers to Include Nutrition Information on Beer Labels

    Brewing Companies Increasing Nutritional Transparency There have been many transformations taking place throughout the food and beverage industry over the past few years, with much of these transitions being fueled by changes to product labeling. And while some of them have been enforced by the United States Food and Drug Administration, such as the recent update to the Nutrition Facts label or mandatory GMO disclosure, other shifts have stemmed from growing demands and expectations of consumers.

    It's no secret that shoppers have started to become generally more conscious about their health and, in turn, have increased their instance on food and beverage companies being more transparent with product labeling.

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  • Front-of-Package Labeling: What Kind of Information Works?

    Effectiveness of Labels Can Depend on Environment
    Knowing what information to include on package labels can be difficult for sellers, especially considering the amount of controversy pertaining to consumers' increasing demand for healthier options and more transparency from food companies. Some say that the best approach to grabbing the attention of shoppers and avoiding any confusion they may experience is to place bold, easy-to-see numbers on the front panel, whereas others argue that quantitative information can be manipulated and therefore misunderstood. For example, people may read the amount of calories or sugar that a food item contains and see that it is a low number, failing to take into account that that value represents what is included in a serving size much smaller than what they typically eat in one sitting

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  • When and Why Consumers Read Nutrition Labels

     

    Despite Growing Skepticism, Study Shows Majority of Shoppers Still Read Food Product Labeling There has been an influx of new product labeling guidelines that have either already been or are currently in the works at the United States Food and Drug Administration. Among the most recent and notable changes is the updated Nutrition Facts panel, which now includes a mandatory "added sugars" portion, as well as a bolder, more prominently displayed text.

    The issue of product labeling requirements has been a topic of interest among consumers over the past year or so, with many advocating for mandatory, uniform policies and more transparency with food companies and product packaging.

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  • Quick and Simple Guide for Choosing a Label Material

    The Importance of Quality in Labeling Adhesives

    When it comes to designing a custom label for product packaging, there are many different factors to take into consideration. Of course, you want to make sure that is it visually appealing and attention-grabbing. But it is also crucial to ensure that the right material and adhesives are used. Failing to do so could result in premature cracking, peeling and deterioration and, ultimately, impact how consumers perceive your item.

    Not all labels are created equal. What looks and performs well on one container may not be the greatest choice for another.

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