Labeling: The Psychology Behind the Design

Labels provide detailed information about the ingredients and features of our favorite products. The way the color, font, and logo are portrayed are all factors that help to shape the perception of a certain product or brand, and are sometimes taken for granted by consumers purchasing a product. However, they play an important role in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 Recap

EPI Labelers recently returned from Pack Expo 2015. This year’s event was the 20th anniversary and broke attendance records with 29,000 attendees, a 4 percent increase over 2014. The event consisted of free seminars throughout the show floor and was packed with attendees. One of the popular topics at the event was the Food Safety […]

The 2014 Labeling Craze and Liabilities for the Future

Every representation about food has the potential for misbranding claims in civil or criminal court. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s food labeling regulations are just another legal matter waiting for their day in court. The Labeling Craze of 2014 In 2014 we were presented with the latest labeling requirements complete with revised demands related to […]

See You At The Show

We know that time out of the office is precious and attending a trade show might not be on the top of your to-do list. However, The Design & Manufacturing New England trade show, which takes place April 25 to April 26, in Boston MA, offers you some real benefits. If you are searching for […]

New from Teklynx – LabelView 9

It’s been a while since Teklynx released a new version of the popular label software LabelView so we were looking forward to version 9. From a quick look it seems to be a very solid update. As well as refreshing the look and feel of the app, Teklynx has taken the opportunity to bring in […]

Progress on the Food Safety Act

The Senate’s version of the food safety bill introduced last year – S.510 – looks like it finally has enough bipartisan agreement on key issues and might have a chance of passing. Some of the provisions of the bill include: Hazard analysis and preventive controls: Facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food must have in […]

Datamax no longer provides BarTender

For as long as I can remember, Datamax has included a copy of BarTender label software on the CD that comes with their new printers. Starting this month that will change. Instead of the BarTender install, Datamax provides a list of label software companies that are compatible with the printer. This isn’t really a big deal […]