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industry perspective

Along with these changes, a major concern of the food service industry
is much more practical. Food manufacturers, operators and retailers are
going to be responsible for updating their food labels, and this could be
a problem - and undoubtedly a costly problem - for some operators.
Something similar to this occurred recently in the professional cleaning
industry. What is now in effect in most of the world is what OSHA has
termed the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS). This
ruling impacts the look and information provided on labels placed on
professional cleaning solutions, among other products.
The goal of HMIS is to eliminate words and replace them with "signal
words" or pictograms to help remove language barriers. However, some
chemical manufacturers in the industry said making this labeling
change cost them thousands of dollars - in at least one case, more than
$200,000 - and caused them to halt production on some products
until new labels were available and placed on containers.
However, food manufacturers, operators and retailers that have kept
current with new food labeling technologies will not face such issues

nor their related costs. Technologies are available that help food
processors and operators make labeling changes - as to the information on the label as well as the look of the label, such as giving more
prominence to specific declarations - easily and quickly. Further, if the
menus or ingredients used in the food product change, some systems
can update the food label automatically, maintaining compliance.
As to the FDA and the proposed food label changes, it appears we might
be back to the drawing board, at least for now. Beginning Oct. 2, the FDA
started accepting written and electronic comments from stakeholders.
However, it looks like changes in food labels are in our future. The extra
two years are providing the foodservice industry with a little breathing
room, so they can be up and ready with new technologies that can help
them be in full compliance as soon as the regulations go into effect.
DayMark Safety Systems is a leading provider of kitchen automation solutions that help the foodservice industry stay compliant while efficiently
managing menu data, including nutritional, transactional and shelf life
information. Jill Carte can be reached through the company's website,
www.daymarksafety.com

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Editor's Note - Another wild (and fun) ride
CONTENTS
News - Need to Know
Spotlight - By the numbers: Prepared entrees
Product Knowledge - CATEGORY UPDATE: Snacking cheese
Cover Story - Downtown treasure
Industry Perspective - Label limbo
Merchandising - ON DISPLAY: Grab ‘n Go Dips
Feature - Cleaning the instore label
Commissary Insider
Insight Insider: Prairie City Bakery
Food Safety: Tamper-evident packaging
Equipment: Sanitation strategies for ready-to-eat products
R&D: How hot should you go?
Product Category Spotlight: Breakfast sandwiches
Equipment & Packaging - LATEST INNOVATION: Rapid-cook ovens
Product Trends - FIRST TO MARKET
AD INDEX
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instore - January 2018 - News - Need to Know
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instore - January 2018 - Spotlight - By the numbers: Prepared entrees
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instore - January 2018 - Product Knowledge - CATEGORY UPDATE: Snacking cheese
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instore - January 2018 - Cover Story - Downtown treasure
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instore - January 2018 - Food Safety: Tamper-evident packaging
instore - January 2018 - Equipment: Sanitation strategies for ready-to-eat products
instore - January 2018 - R&D: How hot should you go?
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instore - January 2018 - Product Category Spotlight: Breakfast sandwiches
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instore - January 2018 - Equipment & Packaging - LATEST INNOVATION: Rapid-cook ovens
instore - January 2018 - Product Trends - FIRST TO MARKET
instore - January 2018 - AD INDEX
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