Food Packging Labeling Regulations

Packaging and labeling are important indicators and official declarations of the contents that go into a product. Accurate representation of these contents is very important, as they indicate the integrity of the product, and with it, the manufacturer. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the FDA issue regulations on consumer commodities under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which mandatorily require the manufacturer to display important information about the product on its label. Gaining knowledge of the right packaging and labeling strategies through the use of the right resources boosts business strategy.

What is Product Packaging and Labeling in Marketing?

Product packaging and labeling in marketing is a complex art that involves the interplay of forces relating to advertising, branding and messaging. Understanding product packaging and labeling in marketing is very important for marketers for a number of reasons and from a number of perspectives. more...


Importance and Objectives of Packaging and Labeling of a Product

The importance and objectives of packaging and labeling of a product can be gauged from the fact that packaging and labeling are sometimes an important factor in determining the success of a product. more...


The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act and its 2015 amendment

Passed way back in 1966-67, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) is the US’ law relating to information about products on their labels. Administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); the FPLA applies to labeling of consumer products, but does not cover industrial products. It underwent significant changes on account of the amendment to it in 2015. more...


Understanding the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act

The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act is the Canadian regulation on ensuring proper information on the labels of products. The aim of this legislation is to help consumers take the right decisions about purchasing products by reading the information contained on the product label. more...


Product Labeling Regulations in the US, EU and Australia

The US, EU and Australia are not just distinct geographies; their markets also vary greatly from each other’s. The US is the world’s largest economy at present and is far ahead of Australia and even the combined economies of the countries of the EU in terms of size. The labeling requirements are a vital component of the economy of a country or bloc such as the EU, because these requirements have to be met if trade is to be facilitated. more...


The importance of healthcare packaging and labeling

The importance of healthcare packaging is best understood by this fact: Globally, an estimated three million people die every year due to infections caused by defective medical products such as medicines and medical devices. The main reason for this high, yet avoidable rate of deaths is attributed to defective packaging of healthcare products. The importance of healthcare labeling can be understood from the fact that medicines that are not labeled properly result in loss of health to many more people across the world. more...


Branding, Packaging and Labeling of Healthcare Products for the Globalized Market

Branding, packaging and labeling of healthcare products are very important in the globalized market. If branding is central to helping a pharma or healthcare product retain its premium value in the market; packaging and labeling are of importance too, as they help to create a strong a sense of association with a healthcare product. more...


Challenges Facing Today's Packaging Industry

There are several challenges facing today’s packaging industry. Like many other industries, the packaging industry is also in a state of flux due to several factors. This is in addition to the changes taking place across many industries in which packaging plays a central role. Almost every industry needs packaging in some or another way and to some or another extent. more...


Packaging and Labeling in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Packaging and labeling in the pharmaceutical industry is an FDA-regulated area. This explains the high importance that packaging and labeling have in the pharmaceutical industry. The onus of ensuring the quality and integrity of the pharmaceutical product lies to a large extent on the way the packaging and labeling is done in the pharmaceutical industry. more...


Understanding Dietary Supplement Labeling

The FDA does not regulate dietary supplements, but is very closely involved in monitoring important aspects related to dietary supplements, such as labeling. In relation to dietary supplement labeling; the FDA has been at the forefront of setting out a number of requirements for manufacturers. more...


The Role of Packaging in Food Safety and Security

The role of packaging in food safety and security is paramount. Perhaps no other factor plays the role of packaging when it comes to ensuring food safety and security. The role of packaging in food safety and security can be understood at its barest from the fact that packaging saves the product from rotting, contamination and a host of other undesirable changes. more...


New Food Labeling Regulation in Canada

In late 2016, Canada introduced new changes to its food labeling regulation, which does away with the existing one, the Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising. Codified under what is called the Industry Labelling Tool more...


New Changes to Dairy vs. Non-Dairy Labeling by Russia

New changes to dairy vs. non-dairy labeling by Russia are being proposed in the light of the misbranding of milk by manufacturers of milk products. This legislation brings about many major changes into the way manufacturers have to brand and advertise products with milk fat substitutes and those without them. They also have requirements right up to how to place these products on retail shelfs. more...


Occupational Health and Safety in the Food and Beverage Industries

Occupational health and safety in the food and beverage industries has often got overshadowed by many larger industries in which injuries and illnesses are more conspicuous. Even the OSHA’s standards on occupational health and safety in the food and beverage industries are tied to the standards it has for the restaurant and hotel industries, making it something of a challenge to implement these. more...

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