Esko, one of the largest global suppliers of integrated solutions for the packaging industry, outlined details of a comprehensive strategy for helping companies to adapt their packaging to new regulations on nutritional labeling. The announcement from Esko follows the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declaring that they are introducing a modernized Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods, with compliance required by July 2018.
“We are seeing a wave of new legislation being introduced as governments all over the world seek to educate consumers via product packaging,” said Philippe Adam, vice president, Global Marketing at Esko. “For the food and beverage industry, as well as many
pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies, this means keeping on top of all the various regulations and adapting their packaging and business processes accordingly. With our
new tailored solutions and smart software capabilities, we can help.”
Solutions designed to untangle the complexity
Depending on the needs of each individual organization and where the target data is stored, Esko has devised three clearly defined solutions. Solution 1 starts with the Brand Owner, Solution 2 starts with the artwork and Solution 3 is full system integration. Each organization can choose the solution most suited to its current situation and be confident that they will optimize their nutritional labeling process and create a single source of truth. Detailed information on the different solutions can be found in Esko’s white paper on regulatory compliance process and technology.
In addition, Esko is releasing a unique feature that pulls nutritional fact data from existing packaging files (AI or PDF files) and converts this to a data stream that can be used on any
other piece of artwork to automate artwork creation. This capability is expected to result in time savings of up to 70% for customers who have to convert all their tables to comply with the FDA regulations.