Food Labeling Mistakes That You Need To Avoid

One of the most important and, thus, scrutinized processes of food packaging operation is the labeling. But many people end up making labeling mistakes. While it is easy to make those mistakes, it is equally easier to steer clear from them. You just need to have a proper plan to carry out the food labeling process.

There are a number of mistakes that manufacturers make while labeling the food products. Some common ones are worth mentioning in this regard.

Illegible labeling

You may focus on making the food label attractive but there is a chance of you ending up making the label illegible. Illegible labeling is one of the most common mistakes. It is a legal requirement to create clearly understandable labels.

If your products are for the household consumers or you they include claims and guarantees, you need to get approval from Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). There is not going to be much demand for your food products in the market if their labels are not easy to read. And if there is a part of required information missing from the product label, it is going to be even worse than having fewer sales.

Not listing single ingredients by their common names

Not listing the names of single ingredients by their proper and common names is another labeling mistake. You have to make sure that you are not using any kind of shortcuts while listing the name. for this purpose, you will have to use the ingredient names which are commonly understandable by the audience you are targeting.

Nutritional facts issues

You don’t want your food product to be regarded as fad food in the market. For this purpose, you have to take two things in consideration; i.e. you need to be honest about the product, and you have to make sure that you have provided right nutritional facts.

Make sure that you have listed every ingredient of the product that you are selling to your customers. Let your customers know about quantity of ingredients they get with each serving.

Difficult to read fonts

When you are designing your labels, you have to make sure that you are making your fonts readable. The text on the labels should not be overdone with small or busy fonts. The labels are for messages, nutritional information and facts. Make sure that your customers can read these details easily.

Not following legal requirements

The labeling of your food products needs to fulfill some legal requirements. Your statement of identity, country of origin, place of business, et contents, ingredient statement, nutrition facts panel, and statement/warning on allergens are all of the details that you are bound to provide to your customers.

Remember, proper details need to be provided by the food product that you are selling. Without these details, you may not be able to qualify as a quality product.

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Safely Moving Your Favorite Electronics

Electronics are one of the most popular items to use in everyone’s home. They provide entertainment for the whole family. It’s essential to pack your electronics in a safe way to ensure they arrive at your new residence in great condition. Here are a few helpful hints to aid your journey.

Read the Manual

Any electronic you purchase comes with a manual. Read the manual to make sure you pack your items correctly. Variables like temperature and pressure can have a negative impact on your favorite devices.

How to Find the Right Boxes

Many times, your device may have come with its own box. It’s rare that people keep them. If you’re one to keep those you’ll have no problem packing everything up. If not, there are plenty of places to find cheap boxes in many sizes. Make sure to adequately pad your electronics to prevent damage. Check that the boxes you pick aren’t busted or thin. They must be durable, thick, and slightly larger than each item.

Finding Other Packing Materials

Boxes are easy to remember. However, there are many other items you can’t forget. Things to remember including packing tape, Styrofoam, and bubble wrap are important. Some companies can even sell you custom-fit foam to use for your electronics.

Arrange Wires Accordingly

Don’t get those wires mixed up! This is one of the most annoying situations for people to deal with. You can avoid it by labeling every single cord with tape or store-bought tags. You can color code them or write which item they belong to. Consider wrapping your cords safely and securely to prevent damage during shipment. This also makes unpacking much easier. Setting up your entertainment systems will be hassle-free with this practice. You’ll find all your cords easily since they’re labeled and organized. If you forget to label them, you may spend the whole night looking for that one audio cord that goes with the television.

Storage Temperature

Take your small and temperature sensitive devices on the road. Keep them with you to prevent them from overheating. Check your storage unit as well to make sure the temperature is within acceptable limits for your other electronics. Check that all items are switched to the off position. Remove ink cartridges from any printers you may have. This will save you from a big mess of repair later.

Batteries

Nobody wants to deal with a leaky battery. Battery acid is extremely corrosive and dangerous. Be consistent and take all the batteries out of your electronics before transport and when leaving your storage unit. Overheating is the usual culprit that causes battery leaks. Keep your electronics at an adequate temperature if possible.

Ask for Help

This all can be a bit much for some people. There are plenty of moving companies out there. If you need help, just ask. They even provide you with cheap moving boxes! Professional moving companies are trained to help carefully move fragile electronics to your new home.