Label &
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Develop
Nutrition Facts Panels
Ingredient Statements
Label Claims
Product Naming
Ad Copy
Disclosures
Other Label Elements
Full Label Prototypes
Review
FDA Compliance
USDA Compliance
Principal Displays
Information Panels
Nutrition Facts Panels
Label Graphics
Compliance Reports
Audits
Consult
Single Queries
Retainer Service
Concept Compliance
Product Identity Impact Report
NLR JumpStarts
NLR Migration Maps
Menu Best Practices
Outsource
Nutrition Facts Panels
FDA Label Review
USDA Label Review
NLR Turnkey Solution
Category Conversions
Menu Labeling
Prime Label offers our clients a full suite of labeling solutions, from concept to approval. We seamlessly integrate a suite of label development & review and consulting services to deliver more efficient, compliant solutions for the food industry.

Whether you need to prepare for Nutrition Label Reform, brainstorm a marketing concept, construct a Nutrition Facts Panel, create claims, review your label for compliance, or submit it to USDA for approval, Prime Label Consultants (PLC) has got your back. PLC Regulatory Consultants have daily interaction with government regulators from our offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Label IQ Review Service (NEW)

Label IQ automates the most time consuming regulatory tasks, improving speed and accuracy of label compliance. Currently it complements your in-house regulatory compliance processes with:

  1. Bioengineered Labeling Assessment, checking for over 1000 bioengineered-derived ingredients
  2. Nutrition Facts Panel review of  over 1300 regulatory data points

This innovative technology combines two core competencies of PLC - software and label consulting expertise - into one highly efficient service. Leveraging decades of software development and ingredient expertise, Label IQ automation is ready to bring your regulatory compliance team into the 21st century. The result is a rigorous review of critical features for your product labeling at an attractive cost. This software-enabled service is just the beginning of Label IQ technology integrations with your label compliance needs.

1. Bioengineered (BE) Labeling Assessment

The food industry is facing widespread confusion as companies scramble to determine which products fall under the new BE labeling law, which ingredients in the food supply are bioengineered, and how to best fulfill the government's record keeping requirements. Prime Label has identified 3 Essential Steps for Bioengineered Labeling Compliance:

The Label IQ Bioengineered Labeling Assessment quickly delivers a certificate that:

  • Evaluates whether a product is exempt from the BE regulation.
  • Checks for over 1000 potentially bioengineered derived ingredients
  • Provides a Certificate of Review and Next Steps for compliance and record keeping

BE Certificate Examples: BE Ingredients Identified, No BE Ingredients Identified, BE Exempt (free)

Consulting services are also available for additional complexities such as supplier documentation questions & disclosure options.

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2. Nutrition Facts Panel Review

Three out of every four nutrition facts panels have at least one error. Since the onset of Nutrition Label Reform in 2016, PLC has cataloged the most common and egregious of these and has developed a new, software-enabled NFP review service to help FDA & USDA companies reduce the frequency of errors. The integration of software and human reviews creates an unmatched resource for label compliance just in time for the start of enforcement by the Food and Drug Administration of the new Nutrition Facts Panel format in January 2021.

The Label IQ Nutrition Facts Panel review delivers a report that:

  • Analyzes over 1300 regulatory data points
  • Evaluates panel type, servings, content, proofing, and graphics.
  • Categories errors into high (red) and medium (yellow) risk levels
  • Finds common and serious errors, such as mistakes applying the new dual column labeling requirements, serving size inconsistencies and compliance with FDA's latest guidance on vitamin rounding.

Introductory Offer - 50% off to help with FDA enforcement!

3. Private Label Program

Volume discounts are available for Private Label suppliers. Ask your brand regulatory team or contact us at Label.IQ@primelabel.com.

Nutrition Label Reform

In May 2016, the FDA finalized significant modifications to Nutrition Labeling. These are the most dramatic nutrition policy changes in decades. With brand image, label design, label format and record keeping requirements to consider, your company must decide whether to simply re-label products or to re-package, reformulate or remove them from shelves. Below you will see several free resources to help you on your way, including our 7 Steps Methodology. We invite you to view the videos that articulate each one.

Start your transition today with customized solution services from Prime Label Consultants specifically designed to educate, assess the impact, and build strategy across departments at the enterprise, category, and product levels.

Nutrition Facts

Prime Label has been a leader in Nutrition labeling since NLEA first appeared in the 1990's.  Our Nutrition services, software and training are well respected in the industry since that time. PLC's assigns dietitians and Regulatory Consultants to individually analyze every recipe and product. We use our proprietary software, EZForm, which contains all FDA and USDA formats, supports bilingual & multi-panel labels, and converts your product to the Nutrition Label Reform format. Ask us to analyze your recipe or provide us with a lab analysis, and let PLC's nutrition experts do the rest. PLC’s Regulatory Consultants work hand-in-hand with your staff to produce "graphics-ready" labels. And if you need to comply with FDA's menu labeling regulation, we specialize in that too.

  • Nutrition Label Reform Formats
  • Nutritional Analyses from Database
  • Nutrition Facts Panels: for USDA, FDA & Canada
  • Nutrient Content Claims & Disclosure Statements
  • Recipe & Nutrition Records Management

PLC's labeling experts also develop other label elements:

  • Ingredient & Allergen Statements
  • Nutrient Content Claims
  • Health Claims
  • Certified/Verified Claims
  • Product Name/Identity & Qualifying Statements
  • Ad Copy
  • Label Sketch Prototypes (blueprint of all content on label panels, "graphics design-ready")

Menu Labeling

All restaurant chains with 20 or more locations operating under the same brand need to display calories on the menu and provide detailed nutrition information to consumers. Prime Label's Regulatory Consultants are experienced in shepherding you through this transition.  From recipe analysis using our own EZ Form software, to consulting on menu placement & positioning, PLC offers you a full-service solution to get you up and running in no time!

  • Nutrition Analysis of Recipes
  • Menu Records Management
  • Ingredient & Allergen Statements
  • Menu Board and Category Consulting
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Label Compliance Review

Manufacturers, major retailers and brands of all sizes trust PLC to review their labels for FDA and USDA compliance. Label reviews performed by PLC include a comprehensive review of regulated label features including Statement of Identity, Net Content Statement, Nutrition Facts Panel, Ingredient/Allergen Statements, Address Line, and all ad copy and claims (nutrient content, health, and other regulated label statements such as Organic, Natural, etc.). Feedback is provided via a Compliance Report with specific corrective actions or risk-based guidance for undefined features. Our experienced Regulatory Consultants ensure that the myriad of regulations, policies and unwritten expectations are met.

Each label review includes 30 minutes of complimentary support involving topics pertaining to the label, and a second review of Label Artwork after corrections are implemented, if received within 30 days of the first review. With the burden of label compliance greater than ever, it pays to get a second opinion before incurring expensive printing costs. Get faster and more accurate label reviews or outsource via remote approval to us! For more information on in-system Label Reviews and outsourcing compliance functions to PLC, please contact Labels@primelabel.com.

USDA Approval

For almost half a century, PLC has been expediting food label approvals through FSIS regulators near our offices on Capitol Hill. PLC boasts a 95% approval rate at the USDA (compared with a 63% industry average). If you want timely label approvals, you will need an experienced Regulatory Consultant reviewing your application to ensure that the myriad of regulations, policies and unwritten expectations are met.  Otherwise, rejection of a label can lead to multiple delays and costly production interruptions. PLC will also determine if your label qualifies for Generic approval, and help you choose the best path for label approval at the USDA.  We provide:

  • USDA Basic, Temporary, and Emergency expediting services
  • USDA Label Prescreen  or USDA Generic Eligibility Report
  • Child Nutrition Labeling and Approval
  • Regulatory Consultants experienced in completing the 7234-1 Form, addressing questions due to reviewer feedback and more!

With the burden of label compliance now on USDA plants, it pays to get a second opinion prior to submitting your applications to the USDA or being faced with a complaint from a local inspector. Working with the industry's largest and most qualified label consulting company will provide the piece of mind you need when it comes to getting labels approved. Download our order form and email or mail in your labels today!

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Consulting

In addition to our pre-defined services described above, PLC offers custom consulting to food industry clients on a wide range of labeling related matters.  PLC is staffed by regulatory consultants, headed up by Jesse Zuehlke, PhD.  Our consultants have helped clients with a wide range of services, including:

  • Product Ideation
  • FDA & USDA Label Compliance
  • USDA Emergency Approvals and FSIS Appeals
  • Premium Access Retainer Service

Label Process Audits

To ensure full compliance with the complex and myriad requirements of the USDA or FDA, PLC offers an auditing service which examines your labeling process, company practices, information systems, and product labels for accuracy and efficiency. Our experienced team will identify deficiencies in the labeling process and documentation practices that are often overlooked by food companies, and suggest a plan for addressing workflow and expertise gaps.

  • Review your labels for compliance and accuracy, and identify patterns in non-compliance issues
  • Evaluate information systems and supporting documentation practices
  • Assess in-house skills and recommend specific training
  • Provide a recommended action plan identifying key problems and suggested solutions
  • Share expertise and labeling techniques onsite with your staff
  • Audits are performed by a Managing Consultant and Regulatory Consultant with years of labeling expertise

The Label Process Audit is performed as an onsite audit over 1-3 days, with the deliverable of a scored report that identifies gaps and suggests best practices in a scored framework.

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Turnkey Solutions

Outsourcing is a service where PLC's labeling professionals can completely handle all your food labeling needs. If you are short of staff or lack the training to work on complex government requirements, we can become your extended food labeling staff - only when you need it. PLC has dealt with thousands of labels a year for over 40 years, and we can ensure high quality, cost-effective label compliance for your company. We provide:

  • Label formulation, naming, nutrition, claims & approval
  • An interface with your labeling, R&D, QA, marketing & graphics dept's
  • Dedicated Regulatory Consultant as account manager
  • Complete electronic record of labels and approvals
  • Strict confidentiality

If you have a labeling staff, we’ll relieve it of dozens of time-consuming tasks. If you don’t have a labeling staff, we’ll become it! Add the experts at PLC to your labeling staff and save time and money!

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