A new survey conducted by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) shows that more companies are realizing the value of "re-shoring" and thinking about moving their manufacturing operations back to the United States.
Last week, Whole Foods Market was forced to put out an apologetic press release after discovering that it had accidentally distributed two salads whose labels had been mixed up during the packaging process.
Country-of-origin labeling was first mandated by Congress in 2002, expanded to include new products in 2008 and put into effect in 2009. However, the implementation process has been plagued by a number of different obstacles, including an international legal drama that could reach a climax later this month.
The sequester is expected to result in significant delays - up to five days at major sea ports - to the processing of cargo shipments as a result of cuts to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
With an increasingly broad range of caffeinated products hitting store shelves, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating whether more stringent labeling regulations may be necessary.
In what may be the largest forum on chemical regulation ever organized, the groups responsible for stewarding three international treaties that govern potentially toxic chemicals and hazardous waste are currently holding an unprecedented joint conference in Switzerland.
The new trend toward cost containment and personalized medical is putting pressure on companies that have grown accustomed to operating in a high-growth environment.
April 3 marked the 40th anniversary of the day on which organizations from around the world came together to adopt a universal business "language" based on the GS1 System of Standards.
When Betsy Ann Chocolates decided to begin selling its products through third-party retailers, it quickly became clear that each chocolate bar and box of candy would need to be marked with a standardized barcode.
In the European Union (EU), manufacturers face strict labeling regulations that can make it complicated for small companies to break out of their local markets and start distributing items in other countries throughout the bloc.
The government of India is pushing new barcode labeling requirements for pharmaceutical products as part of an effort to create a nationwide track-and-trace system to weed out counterfeiting operations and bolster the country's reputation as a supplier of high-quality goods.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently announced that it is implementing a new regulatory scheme, which will require products imported from certain areas of Israel to carry special labels alerting consumers of the items' origins.