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How should fruit be described on packaging labels?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
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In recent decades, packaged fruit has gained market ground over loose fruit, and fruit containers have become a source of information for consumers. It is important to investigate consumer responses to the information contained on fruit packages from a wider perspective to identify the facts that…

Whole Foods has recalled numerous products over allergen mislabeling this year

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-22 Tue 17:15
2020-Dec-22 Tue 17:15
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Whole Foods has recalled numerous products over allergen mislabeling this year. This week, FDA slapped its CEO with a warning letter to correct violations and prevent future recurrences. bit.ly/3heYGGW

Intelligent and active labels could ‘revolutionise food communication’

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-18 Fri 14:45
2020-Dec-18 Fri 14:45
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Smart labels that use state of the art technology to give shoppers a host of new information about products could create a direct line of communication between consumers and producers and help foster a new era of trust between them, according to a new research project.

Should reformulated junk food ever receive Nutri-Score ‘A’? The case against an across-the-board algorithm

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-14 Mon 13:30
2020-Dec-14 Mon 13:30
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Front-of-pack nutrition labelling schemes that use across-the-board algorithms â such as Nutri-Score â allow for âdiscrepanciesâ, whereby a dark green âAâ ranking does not necessarily mean a healthy choice, argues Voedingsjungleâs Manon van Eijsden.

"Washable labels make reusable systems even more sustainable"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-09 Wed 11:15
2020-Dec-09 Wed 11:15
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In the fruit and vegetable trade, but also in many other areas of the food trade, reusable systems are indispensable. Anyone who uses them knows what problem they bring: there are labels on the containers that did not -or not completely- come off after cleaning. If such containers are then relabeled,…

Nutrition labelling: Who is for and against a harmonised EU-wide approach?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 03:43
2020-Dec-08 Tue 03:43
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While some Member States and food makers are backing a harmonised approach to nutrition labelling, others have called for coexistence between regional schemes.

The digital labelling technology promising to ‘unlock the lost shelf life of food’

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-03 Thu 15:03
2020-Dec-03 Thu 15:03
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A Swedish start-up has developed food labelling technology that offers real-time monitoring of food quality to help reduce waste and alert consumers of spoiled food.

What does ‘100% natural’ mean? EU urged to impose definition for food products

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-01 Tue 14:10
2020-Dec-01 Tue 14:10
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Frustrated at the overuse of the term ânaturalâ to define food products and ingredients that âdo not always match consumersâ expectationsâ, Safe Food Advocacy Europe is calling on the European Union to develop a legal definition.

New high-speed, pressure sensitive M2 label applicator introduced

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-25 Wed 11:19
2020-Nov-25 Wed 11:19
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ID Technology, a ProMach product brand, introduced their new M2 label applicator. This label head applies pressure sensitive labels to clamshells, tubs, boxes, trays, bottles, and pallets as well as other packages. Featuring a new onboard controls module with ProMach’s Titanium motion controller, as well…

"Use of laser technology is allowed for everyone; it is not a protected process"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:39
2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:39
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"With almost 15 years of experience, we are pioneers in the gentle product marking of fruit and vegetables using lasers," a recently published press release from Spanish company Laser Food read. They used the term "Natural Light Labeling" for this until 2017. A thorn in the side of Richard Neuhoff, the…

Canadian company launches new labelling technology line

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-28 Wed 07:38
2020-Oct-28 Wed 07:38
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If the pandemic has highlighted one thing for growers across North America, it is their relationship with labor. Given the challenges growers have seen this year in accessing labor for field/grove/orchard work or in packing houses, maintaining the health of workers and much more, it’s no surprise that…

New monitoring system could save thousands of tons of wasted food

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-27 Tue 14:54
2020-Oct-27 Tue 14:54
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Thousands of tons of wasted food could be saved every year due to a new monitoring system in development that pinpoints the expiration of perishable produce, even after a âuse-byâ date has expired.

Canadian company launches new labelling technology line

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-21 Wed 16:40
2020-Oct-21 Wed 16:40
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If the pandemic has highlighted one thing for growers across North America, it is their relationship with labor. Given the challenges growers have seen this year in accessing labor for field/grove/orchard work or in packing houses, maintaining the health of workers and much more, it’s no surprise that…

More than 100 records of fresh produce fraud

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-29 Tue 09:42
2020-Sep-29 Tue 09:42
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Fraud with regard to fruit (and produce in general) is commonly related to labeling claims about production practices, production location or brand names. In some parts of the world, unapproved substances may be used to speed or enhance ripening or to make fruits look more visually appealing. Still,…

Dynamic Systems Inc. releases SIMBA Lite for produce packers and shippers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-22 Tue 10:06
2020-Sep-22 Tue 10:06
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Dynamic Systems, Inc., a software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers, packers and shippers accessibility to those the features of higher level traceability and…

From Total Insight to Execution: How Leading Grocery Stores Win with AI Computer Vision

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 19:15
2020-Sep-17 Thu 19:15
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To provide clarity on the path forward with smart store technology, join Progressive Grocer and one of Europe's most innovative start ups for an eye-opening look at the evolution of retail operations and customer experience.

NiceLabel earns spot on list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 15:19
2020-Sep-02 Wed 15:19
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NiceLabel, Wauwatosa, Wis., a developer of label software and label management systems, has been named in SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners.

The annual lists the 100 companies whose solutions have improved the efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance of customers, according to a news release. The company made the list in 2017.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NiceLabel launched an initiative giving organizations involved in fighting the disease access to its cloud-based labeling solution and technical consulting services, according to the release.

“This recognition reflects NiceLabel’s focus on enabling digital transformation in the supply chain through the digitization of labeling processes,” Ken Moir, vice president of marketing at NiceLabel, said in the release. “We are grateful to have been included because of feedback from our customers who have reduced their costs and grown their businesses using our solutions.”

Waste reduction and process optimisation by individually labelling fruit and veg

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:36
2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:36
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Nature's Pride, in collaboration with Bizerba Netherlands, has taken a huge step towards reducing waste. By installing an LDI PAC8, a label dispenser from Bizerba - with customer-specific adaptations - Nature's Pride has the absolute first for this solution across Europe. Waste reductionAs a supplier of 230…

OMRI seal usage update

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:34
2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:34
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OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute), reviewer of input products for organic use, announced today that the familiar OMRI Listed seal will now represent all OMRI Listed products, eliminating additional variations for products reviewed under the Canadian organic standards. A minor update to the optional wording below the…

'When the irradiated sticker is placed on the boxes, people no longer buy them'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-02 Thu 09:21
2020-Jul-02 Thu 09:21
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The challenges involved in the shipping of Peruvian pomegranates, as well as the protocols established at the destination markets, such as the United States, where they are required to be irradiated, are preventing this fruit from tapping into its international potential. Antonio Bustamante, manager of…

Closer customer relationships, but shipping remains a challenge

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-01 Wed 10:57
2020-Jul-01 Wed 10:57
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Sinclair manufactures produce labels and labelling equipment for produce companies around the globe. The company has label-manufacturing sites in ten different countries and labelling machines installed in more than 45. All these countries have been impacted by COVID-19 to some extent. “As the…

Printing any label volumes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-26 Fri 06:15
2020-Jun-26 Fri 06:15
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Daily print volumes can decide which label printer suits which application. In addition, label sizes and print widths, the quality or resolution of a print image, label processing subsequent to the printing or interfaces required on a device each play a role. Large quantities in industrySQUIX printer mechanics are designed for…

Produce Traceability Initiative announces improvements to traceability guidance

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-26 Fri 06:11
2020-Jun-26 Fri 06:11
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The Produce Traceability Initiative, consisting of CPMA, GS1 US, PMA, and United Fresh, and its many volunteer industry members, announced the release of four new or improved tools to support traceability implementation: Canada/U.S. Harmonized Case Label Template for Sharing Traceback Data with regulators…