The biggest regulatory change to hit packaging in the last 20 years for North America has been finalized.
The iconic Nutritional Facts Table, seen on all food and beverage products sold in the US and in Canada, are changing – and all companies must comply by updating every piece of packaging that contains a nutrition facts table. Compliance dates are in flux but what is not in doubt is that these changes will need to happen.
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This is an enormous challenge for food and beverage manufacturers and the overall packaging supply chain, and Esko is here to help.
While this is a challenge, it is also an opportunity to take a long hard look at your packaging process. While this is just the most recent regulatory change, there are more regulations coming, specifically GMO labeling with instructions due from the United States Department of Agriculture in the next 2 years.
Think about how challenging it may be for your company to implement this change, and ask yourself; “are we properly prepared to address this, and future changes in an agile way?” This is a chance to have your company roll with these upcoming regulatory changes instead of them being a wrench in the wheel.
Esko is working in a number of ways to support food and beverage manufacturers and the rest of the packaging supply chain with compliant software, processes and standards:
We at Esko are well prepared to support food and beverage manufacturers having just assisted European Union companies in complying with new nutritional labeling in the past few years with (EU) No 1169/2011.
To help, we will be announcing webinars and providing informational materials to assist with this process. If you would like to be notified when these are available, please contact a specialist.