This blog has recently reported on the changes in the food labeling market currently working their way into mainstream attention. One example is that of Proposition 37, the legislation that California citizens will vote on in November, which could determine whether producers must label that their products contain genetically modified ingredients. While this has been a major issues, another development is that of consumers demanding more nutritionally transparent and valuable food labels.
New Zealand tackles obesity
Recently, an international conference on obesity and nutrition was hosted in Auckland, New Zealand, according to Fairfax NZ News, a local paper. The conference centered around the rising obesity rates in the island country and how to ensure they don't get out of control.
"There has to be common sense about these issues," Katherine Rich, chief executive of the country's Food and Grocery Council, told the source. "You can't pass laws to make people eat healthy."
The source reported that 40 percent of Kiwi men are overweight and nearly one in three women are as well. At the conference, many professionals cited studies on childhood eating habits, how poverty may cause poor eating choices and even whether a pregnant mother's diet can affect the child's future weight, but many thought that food labels needed to be revamped to be more transparent and informative for consumers.
Regardless of how a company chooses to market themselves or develop their custom labels, there are changes brewing in the food industry – not only in the United States, but globally. In order to efficiently prepare for these changes, businesses should invest in a Primera LX400 color label printer that can print high-quality food labels regardless of any new mandates.