Packaging Barcodes and Labels


Legal Issues

U.S. Senator Reintroduces Real MEAT Act to Label Alternative Proteins as ‘Imitation’

Nov. 17, 2023
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) originally introduced the Real MEAT Act in 2019 to clearly differentiate alternative proteins from animal proteins on product labels.
"Reese's Peanut Butter Cups St■ with Reese's Pieces 4"
Packaging Barcodes and Labels

Hershey, Reese’s Take Heat for Potentially Misleading Sweepstakes Messaging

Oct. 17, 2023
A consumer advocate claims “no purchase necessary” communication is not clear to consumers until after they’ve actually purchased the Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Harry Cavanagh
Beverage Products

Co-Founder of Prime Energy Addresses Labeling, Caffeine Content Concerns

Aug. 11, 2023
YouTube star Logan Paul appeared on a cable news show to answer the publicized concerns of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and some parents about the energy drink.
Jason Meredith
"Bags of Beneful and Pedigree dog food on shelves 2006"
Pet Food

Pet Food Labeling to Get a Significant Upgrade Under New AAFCO Standards

July 31, 2023
The Association of American Feed Control Officials approved changes to the labeling of pet food, treats and supplements, which will be phased in over the next six years.
Joe Gratz
"Courtroom One Gavel"
Legal Issues

Federal Courts Dismiss Lawsuits Against Subway (Tuna) and Kraft Heinz (Mac Prep Time)

July 28, 2023
Plaintiffs in separate cases had tried to challenge Subway for ingredients in its tuna and Kraft Heinz for its microwave instructions on its Velveeta mac and cheese cups.
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Animal Proteins

Tyson Alters Antibiotics Strategy, Labeling — Avoiding Only Those Important to Human Medicine

July 5, 2023
Tyson-branded chicken products will now carry a “No Antibiotics Important to Human Medicine” label, opening the door to some specific antibiotic use in flocks.
Courtesy of Upside Foods
Upside Foods cell-cultivated chicken
Alternative Protein

Upside Foods Gains USDA Label Approval for Cell-Cultivated Chicken Product

June 15, 2023
Processor of cultivated meat, poultry and seafood needs just to obtain a Grant of Inspection from USDA in order to begin selling the product commercially.
Courtesy of Veroni

Veroni to Add ‘Humanely Raised’ Claim to All Meat Tray Packaging

May 31, 2023
Charcuterie brand requires specific animal well-being standards for all its pork suppliers and wants consumers to be informed at purchase point.
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Mondelez to Scrub Switzerland, Matterhorn Imagery from Toblerone Packaging

March 8, 2023
Chocolate brand’s partial production shift out of Switzerland to Slovakia trades perceived quality label for workforce cost savings.
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

General Mills Recalls Certain Flour Products

June 1, 2016
General Mills issued a voluntary recall of certain flour products after a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O121.
Plant Operations and Engineering

MRO Q&A: Should the Industrial Internet of Things Be on Your Radar?

May 16, 2016
Our plant maintenance expert suggests: Develop an operational needs plan pertaining to what is being touted -- before you hear any sales presentations -- to see if it makes sense...

Are You Ready for the Industrial Internet of Things?

April 15, 2016
And do you need to be? Form a committee and compare your plant's unique needs against the possibilities.

Power Lunch: Where ERP Systems Fail to Deliver

So-called enterprise-wide applications do not address the entire needs of food processors businesses and that may be a missed opportunity for many in the industry.