Ensuring food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers, industry and consumers. Food labeling is one way in which consumers can get knowledge about the food they consider buying.
In the past, nutritional labels were only required on grocery food items. But last year, this requirement was extended to restaurants and food sold outlets and vending machines in the U.S.
Labeling practices worldwide
Label aware consumers
Over half (53%) of shoppers in European supermarkets look at food labels in more detail now than five years ago, which rises to 64% in the US, 75% in South America and 84% in Asia.
Consumers want to know more about where their food comes from at 65%, and they also would like to see the food industry take more action in educating people about how food is produced.
Solution for Food and Beverage businesses
Lascom provides a software solution to better manage labeling to Food and Beverage professionals through effective formulation and quality tools.
Lascom formulation software is able to create new formula from scratch or from an existing formula. R&D teams create, modify, review, edit, update and simulate formula through the user-friendly platform; Lascom formulation software performs as a robust formulation management solution, providing cost optimization and allergen management to R&D professionals in real time. It also provides full support for almost any product formulation sections, including, nutritional information, chemical, physical, etc.
Lascom compliance management solution calculates directly from the formulation tool which nutrition claims manufacturers and food service can or cannot display. It also provides the amount of nutrient on which the claim applies. The marketing team can choose claims to display in full knowledge of the facts, before sending a packaging brief to the packaging supplier for proof design. It considerably eases R&D and quality teams daily tasks.