These Fruit Stickers Help Keep Your Fruit Fresh For Up To 2 Weeks Longer

These Fruit Stickers Help Keep Your Fruit Fresh For Up To 2 Weeks Longer

A new Fruit Sticker material is coming that will help keep your fruits fresh for 2 more weeks longer on average.

According to the company that prints these fruit stickers “In the U.S. alone, from farm to fridge, 52% of fresh fruits and vegetables go to waste. That’s an annual loss in the tens of billions of dollars. It’s time for StixFresh, the all-natural way to safely and easily extend the shelf life of fruit by up to 14 days.”

Fruit Stickers for Produce

According to the fruit sticker manufactuer StixFresh, the fruit stickers also may cause an increase of sweetness, firmness, and higher moisture retention in fruit. The fruit stickers reportedly work best on avocados, pears, apples, oranges, dragon fruits, kiwis and mangos, but can also be used on apricots, lemons, and pomegranate, to name a few.

The new produce labels are made with an all natural material that is also food safe, and safe to eat.

The inventor of the Stickers Zhafri Zainudin got the idea when he wanted to help his friend in Kuala Lumpur sell his fruit before it spoiled.

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Consumers Demand Clear Labels and Real Ingredients for Food Labels

Consumers Demand Clear Labels and Real Ingredients for Food Labels

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Lisa Leake For Channel News 3 ‘Coast Live’ TV shares several brands who have chosen to utilize real ingredients and feature a clear label, thus starting the “Transparency Trend” for consumers.

Food labels have been under scrutiny lately as consumers demand clear labels and real ingredients on food labels.

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Chicago Mayor Candidate Wants to Abolish City Stickers

Chicago Mayor Candidate Wants to Abolish City Stickers

Chicago mayoral candidates are nearly united in promising to bring equity to an overly punitive ticketing policy that has unfairly targeted minority motorists and forced thousands of them into bankruptcy.

Chicago Mayor Candidate Lori Lightfoot is upping the ante with a promise to abolish the city sticker — along with the city clerk’s office that sells them — and replace the revenue with dramatically higher fees on ride-hailing vehicles.

“We should get rid of city stickers. … People hate the city stickers. … We spend so much money trying to collect and police the city sticker program, we are losing money — not gaining money through the city sticker program,” Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday.

“We’re fighting people. The debt has gone up exponentially. But we’re not collecting the kind of resources that we need to . … The fact that people are losing their jobs, being driven into bankruptcy, losing their driver’s licenses over non-moving violations like city stickers and parking fines — that’s absurd. We can’t keep balancing the budget of the city on the backs of people least able to shoulder that burden.”

Last year, the city sold 1.23 million city stickers and generated $128 million for the repair and maintenance of city streets. Late fees and penalties added another $6.9 million, down from $9.2 million in 2016.

City stickers cost $87.82 for vehicles with a “curb weight” of up to 4,500 pounds and $139.48 for SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles weighing at least 4,501 pounds.

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Smart Food Labels Market is Forecast to Cross US$ 16.0 Million by 2024

Smart Food Labels Market is Forecast to Cross US$ 16.0 Million by 2024

The Smart Food Labels Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 16.0 Million by 2024 at a CAGR of 17.50% in the given forecast period.

Smart food labels facilitates shopper to get extra details concerning the merchandise by scanning a Universal Product Code or doing an internet search. It helps the buyer to get all the data they require to know concerning the foodstuff. Further, good food labels facilitate the buyer to get food stuff in line with their diet.

How Big is The Global Smart Food Labels Market?

The Smart Food Labels Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 16.0 Million by 2024 at a CAGR of 17.50% in the given forecast period.

The major driving factors of Smart Food Labels Market are as follows:

  • Spiked penetration of smart technology and growing consumer concerns regarding food products
  • Rising development of smart infrastructure

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Meijer is Recalling More Than 700 Packages of Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Meijer is Recalling More Than 700 Packages of Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WLNS) – Meijer is recalling more than 700 packages of its Meijer brand Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies. Meijer is recalling more than 700 cookie labels because soy was not listed on the food label.

The cookies are being recalled because soy it is not properly declared on the label.

There are concerns that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the cookies.

The 720 packages of cookies were sold between February 13, 2019 and February 20, 2019 in all Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

The product is packaged in a clear plastic container with a clamshell seal. This only affects products with the following UPCs sold between February 13, 2019 and February 20, 2019:

  • Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies – 12 Count.              UPC: 0-41250-14563-9
  • Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies – 20 Count:              UPC: 0-41250-14564-6

There have been no illnesses, injuries or additional product concerns reported to date.

Meijer ordered the recall after a routine inspection found that the product had been distributed without proper allergen labeling for soy.

If you have purchased these cookies you should throw them out or return the product to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund.

Meijer is making a phone line available for customers with questions regarding this recall.

That number is 800-543-3704, and it’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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The Global Market Outlook for Custom Industrial Labels in 2026

The Global Market Outlook for Custom Industrial Labels in 2026

Industrial labels are used for identification, information, instruction for usage, and advertising purposes.

The primary use of custom labels is to identify equipment and provide visual or textual information regarding use or risks. They also help keep track of manufactured products across the supply chain. It is used in the diverse industries such as consumer durable, automobile, transportation amongst others. These labels are moisture, temperature, chemicals resistance. As a result, demand of these labels is on the rise.

According to Research for Markets, the Global industrial labels Market is accounted for $42.15 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $77.85 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period. Growing automotive industry and high demand in emerging economies are some key factors influencing the market growth. However, factors such as large capital investment in setting up a labeling system and forged information regarding any product are hampering the market.

Industrial labels
Industrial Labels Prediction for 2026

Amongst raw material, metal label segment held significant market share during predicted period because of a variety of reasons such as cost effectiveness, durability and easy installation. By geography, Asia Pacific held largest market share during the forecast period. Increased consumption in India and China due to rising populations has led to increasing demand for goods. The advent of online shopping has resulted into vast increase in both cross border and domestic trade.

 Key Players:

Avery, Fasson, 3M, Dupont, Dunmore, H.B. Fuller, Henkel AG & Co. KGAA, Cenveo Corporation, Brady Corporation, Alien Technology, Motorola, Honeywell Aidc, Nedap, Ccl Industries Inc.

By Regions:

• North America
• US
• Canada
• Mexico
• Europe
• Germany
• UK
• Italy
• France
• Spain
• Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific

By Type:

  • Construction
  • Consumer Durables
  •  Automotive
  • Transportation & Logistics

By Application:

  • Construction
  • Consumer Durable’s
  •  Automotive
  • Transportation & Logistics

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California Could Be The First State To Add Eco Warning Labels to Gas Pumps

California Could Be The First State To Add Eco Warning Labels to Gas Pumps

California citizens are calling for more attention to custom gas pump labels.

“To help drivers more fully comprehend the climate crisis and, most importantly, tackle their own transport-related emissions, a climate change information label at the gas pump would be a cheap and efficient way to start this process” says Jamie Brooks at The Daily Californian.

Indeed, other countries have begun this practice already. Starting next year, Sweden will require custom climate change labels on all gas pumps, and recently, it moved to ban sales of internal combustion engines by 2030.

These “eco-labels” do more than remind drivers that burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change; they draw attention to the differences in climate impacts between various fuel choices by assigning comparisons between them. Conventional gasoline receives a “high climate impact” rating, while biofuels and electric charging stations earn a lower-impact designation.

Although State Assembly member Phil Ting is introducing a ban stating that all vehicles must be zero emissions by 2040, we would like to see a similar legislative move to introduce climate labels in Sacramento.

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L&N Label Company Celebrates 40 Years In Business With New Website

L&N Label Company Celebrates 40 Years In Business With New Website

L & N Label Company Celebrates 40 Years In Business With New Website

The company has been printing custom labels in Florida since 1979

CLEARWATER, FL, February 7th, 2019L&N Label Company, the premiere custom label printing company based in Clearwater, Florida, is pleased to announce today that it has launched a revamped website in celebration of its 40 years in business. The new L&N Label Company website features and enhanced user interface; improved webpage categorization; updated graphics and a revamped layout which is aligned with the company’s strong brand image and rich history.

Custom Labels and Stickers Printed By L&N Label Company

“We are extremely pleased to introduce our new company website, which helps mark the celebration of our fourth decade in business” said Chad, The L&N Label Company Marketing Director.

“As we march forward towards reaching our next milestones, we are committed to providing superior custom label printing services to citizens of Florida and beyond. We continue to use the latest technology that delivers the best quality printing at the highest rate of productivity, and offer our clients nothing sort of the finest customer service experience they could ever have.”

For the past 40 years, the L&N Label Company has been printing custom labels for all sorts of different industries including the food product industry, the medical industry, pharmaceutical industry, beverage industry, cosmetic industry, wine industry, beer industry and many more. The L&N Label Company is one of few leading label companies who print custom labels on rolls or sheets, and it maintains six custom label presses printing up to eight different colors each within its 10,000 state-of-the-art facilities.

Those interested in creating their own custom labels through the L&N Label Company may request a free quote for their project by filling in the dedicated form found here. The company responds to all queries at the shortest time possible and provides clients with bespoke solutions that address their individual needs best.

For more information on L&N Label Company’s services, please call 1-800-944-5401, or visit its offices at 2051 Sunnydale Blvd in Clearwater, FL, during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM.

To learn more about L&N Label Company, please visit www.lnlabel.com.

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Company Name: L&N Label Company

Contact Person Name: Chad

Address: 2051 Sunnydale Blvd

Phone: 727-442-5400

Email: chad@LNLabel.com

City: Clearwater

State: Florida

Country: America

Food Label Due Dates Cost Ameircan’s On Average $300-$500 a year per household

Food Label Due Dates Cost Ameircan’s On Average $300-$500 a year per household

When the date label on your food gets close to the actual calendar date, a lot of people throw the food away. If you’re one of them, food safety experts say you’re wasting hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

Household food waste due to misleading food labels accounts for 20 percent of the food waste stream, costing us $300-$500 a year per household, and nationwide, would fill the Rose Bowl stadium every day.

A lot of people assume the date stamp on food means that’s when the food expires. But it doesn’t.

It turns out those dates often don’t reflect anything about the safety of the food, and are simply manufacturer’s recommendation for when the food is at its peak freshness. None of these types of labels are federally regulated, except on infant formula, which is due to nutrient degradation, not spoilage.

Most states, including Michigan, have no legal definitions for what “best by” and similar terms mean. The only requirement issued by the Michigan Department of Agriculture is that “all packaged, perishable foods (those with a shelf life of less than 90 days) must be labeled with a recommended last day of sale consisting of the month and day.”

You’re probably wondering, what does “recommended last day of sale” really mean? It’s hard to say for sure. It could be the last day in which the company’s research shows ideal color, texture, etc. It could be based on consumer reports on taste and general “freshness.” One thing is for sure though, these dates do not ensure or indicate the safety of food, and throwing food away based on these dates is costing Americans millions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures consumer and retail confusion about date labels is one reason Americans waste 30 percent or more of our annual food supply. The estimates average out to nearly 1 pound of wasted food per person, per day.

When the date label on your food gets close to the actual calendar date, a lot of people throw the food away. If you’re one of them, food safety experts say you’re wasting hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

A lot of people assume the date stamp on food means that’s when the food expires. But it doesn’t.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures consumer and retail confusion about date labels is one reason Americans waste 30 percent or more of our annual food supply. The estimates average out to nearly 1 pound of wasted food per person, per day.ADVERTISING

In reality, date labels on food are not an indication of food going bad.

“None of those dates indicate safety,” said Eyob Mazengia, Ph.D Food Program Manager at the King County Department of Public Health.

Dr. Mazengia tracks and investigates food safety risks, and says food that happens to be days beyond the label date is not on the hazard list. What happens after that date?

“Nothing happens after that date, except the higher likelihood that the quality might deteriorate. You can consume the product,” said Mazengia. “But the quality may not match what the manufacturers think is optimum.”

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Norway Finds One-Fifth Of Inspected Chemical Labels To Have Errors

Norway Finds One-Fifth Of Inspected Chemical Labels To Have Errors

In checks on 861 consumer products containing hazardous chemicals the Norwegian Environment Agency found 20% had labeling defects.

The most common error was that the custom labels were not in Norwegian – about one-third of all non-compliance’s. The second most common problem was a lack of pictograms warning users of hazards. The hazard labels did not have pictures of the hazard. Some warning labels were also included in the mix.

Caution and Warning Labels
Caution and Warning Labels

The main objectives of the inspections were to see if all hazardous chemicals sold to individuals were properly labeled chemical labels, and whether those products requiring child-resistant closings had them.

Inspectors found five products lacking child-resistant closings, while 15 did not have tactile warning labels. One product was found to be illegal to sell to consumers due to the presence of a known carcinogen.

Twenty-nine products contained labeling that was out of date. Sellers received verbal warnings that the products must be removed from sale, but can be resold once the correct CLP information has been provided by the supplier.

And in 2017, inspectors found that 5% of the chemicals (> 8,500 pieces) were labeled according to old regulations.

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