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Changes to Nutrition Facts Label

For consumers, reviewing nutritional labels is commonplace though what to pay attention to has changed over the decades. We often think of these labels as a convenience but in reality, they are a requirement. The FDA reviews and makes changes to the nutrition facts label when needed.    The latest updates came in 2016 “to […]


BarTender® and GHS

GHS or Globally Harmonized System is the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is a system of hazard communication for chemical hazards that can be adopted by countries around the world. GHS was developed by a United Nations (UN) international team of hazard communication experts.                                                                                 Source: https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/ghs.html Our partners at  BarTender®, transform hazard information […]


How enterprise labeling can provide efficiency

Enterprise labeling provides our customers with standards for implementing labeling initiatives, providing changes and modifications from a central labeling group, and having those changes flow immediately to production.  Enterprise labeling provides flexibility, consistency, and continuity for your company’s labeling requirements. The labeling approach you choose is as unique as your company, but a few things […]


The ins and outs of AIDC

Whether you know it or not, you probably experience AIDC technology almost every day. Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) is a broad category of technologies used to collect information from an individual, object, image, or sound without manual data entry. AIDC technology typically includes QR codes, bar codes, radio frequency identification (RFID), and biometrics, […]


Improving time to market

    In the food and beverage industry, the packaging is everything. It is the first thing customers see and maybe the initial reason a consumer considers your product. Lakeview Farms, a manufacturer of dips, desserts, and specialty products, found that their manual artwork management process was both time-consuming and lacked stakeholder visibility, which reduced […]


Nintendo hurt by chips crunch

Getting your child to step away from their video games may have just gotten easier… for now.  The microchip shortage affects more than just the automobile industry, Nintendo profits slipped 2.5%, “as the shortage of computer chips hurt production.” Nintendo, the maker of the Super Mario and Pokémon franchises, like many other game makers benefited […]


Probe into electric vehicle batteries

Automobile recalls have been a common occurrence for many years. While most are minor or more of a precaution, they are an important safety practice for consumers. With the growing interest and focus on electric vehicles, there has been an increase in recalls and probes into electric vehicle batteries. A new inquiry by the National […]


The critical role of labeling for vaccines

  “Vaccine supply chains are fast-changing, complex, and vitally important to society, and nowhere is this more evident than with COVID-19.” So often when we think and talk about the supply chain, we envision everyday consumer products like household items, clothing, and food and beverages. We forget that medical supplies including vaccines are also part […]


Mobile barcoding best practices

We often focus on labeling solutions that highlight the end process to the consumer, but part of that process ensures the manufacturer has accurate inventory controls in place. One of those processes may involve the use of mobile barcoding. Our partners at RFgen, leaders in mobile data collection solutions, share 3 mobile barcoding best practices […]


The four predictions for manufacturing in 2022

Manufacturing has made its way through many obstacles in recent years, from supply chain issues to labor shortages.  As we wrap up the first quarter of 2022, we can see how four predictions made for 2022 and the evolution of manufacturing may be shaping up. Goodbye to the single part flow approach Until recently, manufacturers […]