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New labeling requirements related to allergens to go into effect in EU

New labeling requirements related to allergens to go into effect in EU

The European Union's latest update on Food Information to Consumers is set to go into effect on December 13, requiring some major updates to food labels along GS1 standards. Read More
FDA updates labeling requirements for latex-based products

FDA updates labeling requirements for latex-based products

Latex allergies are a serious problem in the United States, with about three million people sensitive to natural rubber latex. Read More
Despite high marks for food safety, traceability still a challenge in Canada

Despite high marks for food safety, traceability still a challenge in Canada

Canada ranked very high on the latest 2014 World Ranking Food Safety Performance global report on food safety published by the Conference Board of Canada, along side Ireland and France. Read More
Medical device tracking in demand as recalls increase

Medical device tracking in demand as recalls increase

The number of medical device recalls has increased steadily over the last 10 years, and more hospitals are looking at the digitization of tracking efforts in order to manage and mitigate related costs. Read More
Canadian PMA VP advocates move to GS1 labeling for traceability

Canadian PMA VP advocates move to GS1 labeling for traceability

The global standard for fruit and vegetable labeling is PLU barcodes, but Jane Proctor, vice president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, recently advocated for a move to GS1 standards to improve traceability efforts and deliver more detailed information to the consumer. Read More
US to appeal WTO ruling on COOL regulations

US to appeal WTO ruling on COOL regulations

The United States has announced that it is appealing the World Trade Organizations ruling against its Country of Origin Labeling regulations, delaying a final decision regarding the labeling change. Read More
FDA drops labeling classification system for new standard

FDA drops labeling classification system for new standard

The Food and Drug Administration announced a new standard for the classification of pharmaceuticals for safe use during pregnancy or lactation. Read More
FDA delays final ruling on generic drug label updates

FDA delays final ruling on generic drug label updates

While the Food and Drug Administration was expected to finalize a new ruling for updating generic drug labeling in December, the agency recently announced it would delay the decision until next year. Read More
FIC compliance deadline approaches for EU food companies

FIC compliance deadline approaches for EU food companies

The Food Information for Consumers regulation deadline is nearing and manufacturers and suppliers in the European Union gear up compliance management efforts and focus on improving their labeling strategies. Read More
Despite high marks for food safety, traceability still a challenge in Canada

Despite high marks for food safety, traceability still a challenge in Canada

Canada ranked very high on the latest 2014 World Ranking Food Safety Performance global report on food safety published by the Conference Board of Canada,... Read More
Canadian PMA VP advocates move to GS1 labeling for traceability

Canadian PMA VP advocates move to GS1 labeling for traceability

The global standard for fruit and vegetable labeling is PLU barcodes, but Jane Proctor, vice president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, recently advocated for... Read More
2015 expected to bring new regulations to enterprise labeling

2015 expected to bring new regulations to enterprise labeling

Enterprise labeling solutions have been evolving the last few years as changes come in the form of new technology and new regulations. This evolution is... Read More
New labeling requirements related to allergens to go into effect in EU

New labeling requirements related to allergens to go into effect in EU

The European Union's latest update on Food Information to Consumers is set to go into effect on December 13, requiring some major updates to food... Read More
Canadian PMA VP advocates move to GS1 labeling for traceability

Canadian PMA VP advocates move to GS1 labeling for traceability

The global standard for fruit and vegetable labeling is PLU barcodes, but Jane Proctor, vice president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, recently advocated for... Read More
FIC compliance deadline approaches for EU food companies

FIC compliance deadline approaches for EU food companies

The Food Information for Consumers regulation deadline is nearing and manufacturers and suppliers in the European Union gear up compliance management efforts and focus on... Read More
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