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SGS and PLC create resources to help companies navigate the 2016 Nutrition Facts label changes

Monday, February 22, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Guide, videos and accompanying newsletter are available free of charge 

LOUISVILLE, KY - SGS, a global leader in package production, has partnered with Washington, D.C.-based Prime Label Consultants (PLC) to create an industry guide and video series outlining the requirements for the upcoming Nutrition Facts label changes regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The free guide, “7 Steps to a Successful Transition,” can be accessed via an opt-in newsletter, here.  

The materials were created to educate and provide U.S. and Canadian food and beverage companies, manufacturers, designers, printers and convertors with insight and step-by-step instruction to address the most significant nutritional labeling changes in a generation. The FDA is expected to announce the final 2016 Nutrition Facts label changes this spring.

“By combining PLC’s regulatory expertise with SGS’s design and graphic service capabilities, we can provide the education, planning and execution services that all consumer-product-goods companies, retailers and food and beverage manufactures need to guide them successfully through this generational food labeling change,” said Marriott Winchester, executive vice president of SGS. “The information contained in the 7 Steps guide, accompanying videos and the newsletter have proven to be helpful to our clients, which is why we are making these resources available to any company faced with these industry changes.” 

The FDA changes will affect 25 years of packaging strategy and materially impact brand identity for food and beverage products. The last significant FDA nutrition labeling change took place in 1993. At that time many companies waited until the last moment to execute their label changes. The delay created tremendous stress on the supply chain and resulted in increased budgets.

“Early planning and intelligent prioritizing are the keys to an efficient and effective execution of these new government (FDA) regulations,” said Christina Bechtold, chief executive officer of PLC. “We look forward to helping companies understand these sweeping mandates, navigate compliance and optimize these changes to build their brands.”

 

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