A New Twist in the GMO Labeling Law

Several of the nation’s largest food producers, including General Mills, PepsiCo, and Campbell Soup have already begun updating their packaging to comply with Vermont’s new labeling requirements for foods with GMO ingredients. EPI has been following the development of GMO labeling and providing updates over the past few months. Like many others we have wondered […]

Label Confusion and the Impact on Food Waste

If you haven’t read our blog “The Importance of Expiration Dates on Packaging,” you should! Did you know the FDA does not require food firms to place dates on food products? There is no system in place that determines what date to list or even if they need to list a date on the product. […]

New Changes for the Nutrition Facts Label

“Will Clearer Food Labels, Make Healthier Choices Clearer?,” is a question we will soon have the answer to! On May 20, 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) announced that a new nutrition facts panel will be required for many packaged foods. By July 26, 2018 all manufacturers with annual food sales greater […]

Using Labelers to Promote Your Product

Have you ever wanted to try a new promotion or to do a short-term run on a specialty brand or new product? Or, perhaps your business runs promotions on a regular basis. When promoting your products it is important to convey a professional message upfront and make sure your target customer receives the message loud […]

Factors to Consider When Designing a Label

Designing a label that accurately represents your brand is important for businesses trying to stand out in this competitive marketplace. There are many aspects that play a role in label design including the proper selection of color, shapes, and symbols. Read on as we break down elements to keep in mind when crafting a label […]

Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying Labeling Equipment

Breaking Down the Cost….Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying Labeling Equipment Do you have a short-term production run approaching? Does your marketing department want to try a new promotional program? Maybe you just aren’t ready to commit to another piece of capital equipment. EPI Labelers has no hassle, no maintenance, and no fuss affordable […]

Salty Snack Sales Continue to Increase Through 2020

The consumption of snack foods in the U.S. is undoubtedly a large part of our culture. Snacks offer a convenient way to curb hunger by eating a quick bite on the go. In addition to this, they are often times individually packaged which means there is little or no preparation required to stock up and […]

A Look at Food Label Transparency

Food Label Transparency and Why It Matters to the Consumer There have been multiple updates regarding food labels in the past few months, specifically with GMO Labeling, and this has become a topic of discussion across news channels, publications, and blogs. As we place a greater emphasis on the importance of food labels, it is […]

New Dietary Guidelines

Did you know the Agriculture and Health and Human Services Department first issued dietary guidelines back in 1980? These guidelines are updated every five years, and the norm has always been for Americans to consume more fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and low-fat foods. These guidelines affect foods chosen for the school lunch program and […]

The Rise of Single-Serve Food and Beverage Packaging

Single-serve food and beverage packaging continues to gain popularity as snack products and single servings of meals are becoming more prevalent in the food and beverage landscape. This packaging option offers convenience to individuals constantly on the go with packed schedules. Let’s take a look at what single-serve food packaging is and what this trend […]