Dear Colleague

Welcome to the final issue of Label Alert Extra - Executing Your Final Plan, a practical implementation guide to navigating Nutrition Label Reform. It has been a pleasure sharing our expertise over the last year with you and we look forward to engaging personally if there is anything we can help you with in the future.  For now, enjoy our wrap-up episode!

Early market research by Nielsen is already evaluating the consumer impacts of the new Facts Panel on products today. In an interview with StoreBrands late last year, Nielsen's partner, Label Insight, noted that "in the juice category, products adopting the new label grew 34 percent in sales in the 52 weeks ending Aug. 12, while products not yet adopting the new label declined 4 percent during that period."

After creating thousands of nutrition panels last year, Prime Label has looked at what has worked and what hasn't and the challenges industry faces to complete the transition on time. We will be presenting these findings at our Food Label Conference in May, but to get started now, dive into this month's installment, organized in the following sections:  |  How-To Spotlight |  Essential Checklist   

Feel free to forward this newsletter to your team members who will be instrumental to your success as you navigate this journey together. Be sure to read Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5 and Step 6, if you haven't already. 
Step 7: Execute Final Planspotlight
How-To Spotlight
The seventh step in managing an 
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effective transition is to execute effectively - by coordinating across your supply chain, by optimizing your NFP data, and then by detailed QC of your workflow processes.

Click the video on the right to view a brief overview of these topics.
Essential Checklist
Based on our actual experiences with client transitions to date, here are our top ten recommendations for avoiding pitfalls in implementing Nutrition Label Reform:
  • Sync NLR transition with other company priorities
  • Optimize vulnerable NFPs to avoid impact to brand
  • Coordinate timelines across your supply chain
  • Learn from early adopters
  • Train teams involved in executing transition
  • QC supplier ingredient nutrition data
  • Double check serving information
  • Create an NFP error feedback loop
  • Cross-check NFP changes with claims & front of pack labeling
  • Lock in your printer schedule and commitment
PLC and sgsco are ready to support you with regulatory, design & pre-press services that help you plan packaging changes across your enterprise. 
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Leverage Best Practices
Watch Video - Consumer Reaction to Label Reform
Engage the experts who successfully guided clients through the recent on-pack US and EU regulation changes. Read our Observations from the Shelf: Early Rollout of the New Nutrition Facts Panel, watch our video: Consumer Reaction to Label Reform, and visit the sgsco Nutrition 2016 Showcase Page on LinkedIn to learn more, comment and share.  Read more at sgsco ...
Find Out More
If you have the time, we recommend browsing a few stories related to the latest Nutrition Label Reform news below: 
Step 1  |  Step 2  |  Step 3  |  Step 4  |  Step 5  |  Step 6

Industry News:
Get Started Now
Prime Label and SGS have formed a team dedicated to helping clients through this transition. Contact PLC or sgsco today or take a look at some existing resources: 

11 dedicated Nutrition Label Reform sessions at the Food Label Conference, May 21-22, Washington DC
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