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.
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.
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.
A California sushi restaurant recently launched a program that promises to take the concept of product traceability to a whole new level.
Whole Foods is the first major retail organization in the United States to mandate that its suppliers label products containing GMOs.
According to prosecutors, Michael Wilson would walk into the Costco in Gateshead and put a Samsung 55-inch set in his shopping cart. By the time he got to the checkout counter, the barcode label on the box would have been switched for one from a cheaper 37-inch model from the same brand.
Companies' supply chains need to be highly responsive in order to keep customers and business partners satisfied in today's competitive and increasingly globalized marketplace.
A new study from Oceana - a non-profit advocacy group - showed that as much as 33 percent of the seafood being sold in the United States may be mislabeled.
Nestle recently revealed that it has pulled several pasta meals off store shelves in connection with the growing horse meat scandal. At the same time, European lawmakers have called for new labeling regulations to be put in place.
Many companies may not fully appreciate the importance of being able to track and trace products throughout their supply chains until they find themselves in a situation that demands the capability.
Norman Joseph Woodland, who played a key role in the development of the modern barcode, has passed away. He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and an invention that is used billions of times every day as products are made, shipped and sold all over the world.