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BarTender’s New Label Template for EU No 1169/2011 Allergen Labeling Compliance

Posted November 3, 2014

Seagull BarTender 10.1 Barcode SoftwareSeagull Scientific, manufacturer of BarTender labeling software, has announced that it has released a new label template to help food manufacturers and packagers meet the European labeling requirements scheduled to take effect in December 2014.

EU Regulation No 1169/2011 (Food Information to Consumers, or FIC) identifies 14 major categories of allergen that must be emphasized on a product’s ingredient label. The BarTender FIC label template automatically highlights any of the 14 allergens that appear on an ingredient label, enabling easy compliance with the new regulation.

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6 Tips for Purchasing a Verifier

Posted October 17, 2014

2014-10-17_1349Compared to a standard barcode scanner, verifiers are more technically advanced devices and choosing an appropriate one for your needs requires some very specific concerns. Where a barcode scanner’s only goal is to simply read the barcode and transmit the embedded data, verifiers are analyzing and grading the actual print quality of the barcode. Most businesses never need to get into the nitty gritty of verification but for those that are distributing their products to other vendors like Walmart or the DOD there are heavy fines for sending barcodes that do not meet very requirements.

Verifiers not only are more technically advanced than regular scanners they also carry a much heftier price tag. These 6 tips will help guide you to a verifier that will meet your needs and get the most on your investment.

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Barcode Verification: Protect Important Partnerships

Posted August 14, 2014

Barcode_verification2We have all heard a legion of tales about the importance of barcode verification. Many of the stories follow a similar path: verify and prevent problems—end of story. But in the real world that is not always the end of the story—it often is more interesting than that. Here is one such scenario:

XYZ Labels LLC (not the actual company name) did business with a healthcare device manufacturer for many years. The barcoded labels were used on a packaging line. The label printer enjoyed a reputation as a quality shop and had a rude awakening with a batch of bad barcodes which they replaced at great expense. The seeds of loss, financial, reputational and self confidence, sprouted a new crop of self-examination and diligence around quality assurance, and the plant manager led the charge by buying verifiers for each press and training each press operator how to use them.

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TEKLYNX Now Supports New Food Manufacturing Label Requirements

Posted April 29, 2014

Teklynx LABELMATRIXTEKLYNX continues to support manufacturers as they address industry and regulatory changes. Making headlines recently are three food manufacturing initiatives that will affect the way suppliers create labels: the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), the Food Information for Consumers regulation (FIC) and proposed FDA changes to Nutrition Facts labels. TEKLYNX barcode labeling software supports the creation of label designs for all three initiatives.

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