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FDA Compliance Date Extended for Nutrition Facts Panels


Topics: Packaging Natural Health pharmaceutical nutrition fda labels

what you need to know & how we can help

In May of 2016, the FDA announced that manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual food sales would need to convert all Nutrition Facts Panels to a new FDA-regulated format by June of 2018. Since then, the administration stated that it will extend its original compliance deadline with further details to come at a later date through a Federal Register Notice – giving us all just a little more time to comply.



Topics: Packaging Natural Health Personal Care decorative active beauty
Sourced from Mintel's Global Beauty & Personal Care Trend  2017 Report on Active Beauty
As consumers are encouraged to live more active, healthy lifestyles, health and beauty brands are being challenged to develop products that help their consumers
along their journey.

Nosco Becomes First Fully-Certified GMI Print Facility in U.S. for Digital & Conventional Cartons


Topics: Design Packaging Natural Health Guidelines Regulations

GURNEE, IL ­–  April 4, 2017 – Nosco is proud to announce that it is now the first fully-certified GMI (Graphic Measures International) print facility in the United States for conventional offset litho and digital carton printing. This announcement comes after Nosco’s digital carton press earned a full certification from GMI in March of 2017, which adds to Nosco’s current full conventional certification from July of 2016.



Both certifications serve as formal recognition that the full-service printed packaging provider complies with GMI’s international standards for process control and documentation, equipment maintenance, equipment performance, operator capability and training procedures. As a global leader in packaging quality services, GMI certifies, monitors and measures the performance of designated packaging suppliers — a process that holds them accountable to established brand owner standards. GMI helps control the variables and ensure brand integrity through printer certification, production run sample measurement and in-store packaging assessments. 

“Nosco is now recognized for meeting GMI’s high standards for conventional offset and digitally printed cartons,” said Nosco Packaging Advisor Bill Nimmer. “This certification allows Nosco to print across multiple print platforms, providing consistent, repeatable color that meets the requirements of some of the largest brands in the industry.

Nosco will work to maintain both of its current certifications in the future, as well as explore other GMI opportunities, to comply with various packaging quality assurance (PQA) programs.

About Nosco
Nosco is a full-service packaging solutions provider with a vested interest in the long-term success of its 400+ customers. With more than 90 years of experience, Nosco brings together business resources and technical expertise to better understand packaging challenges and deliver customized solutions. The company focuses on service to help continuously improve efficiencies related to supply chain, cycle times, lean initiatives and product launches.

Nosco is a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc. and is 100% employee owned.

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