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Volume 15, Number 9 - September 2015

Hello from Food Label News. When it comes to food labels, there is an art to keeping customers happy. For the last 23 years, we've helped our customers resolve all kinds of food label-related issues. We share some via case studies beginning this month: A complicated private label product line for a major retailer. Look for additional case studies in coming issues to learn about other problems we help solve. In addition, we address creating a single label for a product sold in U.S. and Mexico. Please let us know what issues are on your mind!

In this issue you'll find:


"I can't thank you enough! You are awesome. I look forward to working with you again."

– Ruth Wahnon  
R&C International Commerce  

Major National Retailer Creates Branded Novelty Product – A Case Study

What's News in the Food Label Community

Reader Q&A: One Label for U.S. & Mexico?


Karen C. Duester, President

Major National Retailer Creates Branded Novelty Product – A Case Study

For a novelty candy and gifts manufacturer, Food Consulting Company provided nutrition facts and label support for a complicated new line of products that were completely unique to the industry. Creating both accurate and compliant labels enabled the manufacturer to meet delivery commitments for a major national customer. Read more.

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What's News in the Food Label Community


Korean/Taiwan foreign language on a U.S. food label (8+ comment)


Intervening material in the ingredient statement (18+ comments)


Claims based on amounts other than the RACC (11+ comments)


Net weight conversions: pounds to grams (22+ comments)


Can the ingredient list include other facility ingredients? (11+ comments)

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Reader Q&A

Find answers to our readers' questions or send us your question for an upcoming issue.


Can I create a single label for my food product that will work for distribution in both U.S. and Mexico? I know it would need to be in both English and Spanish.  
W.R., Arizona, Importer 


Until recently this was allowable for some circumstances. However, several changes in Mexico's NOM-051 regulations as of August 2014 no longer make it possible to create one label that will satisfy both countries' requirements. More reader questions.

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