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Food Software – Which Solution to Facilitate Your Product Development?

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation | 2 Comments

During a product development, Food and Beverage companies face various internal and external challenges. From shorter time-to-market, through growing number of regulations and fast-evolving technologies to higher consumer expectations, every department faces its own challenges, ultimately impacting the whole product life cycle. Therefore, it is crucial to appropriately tackle those challenges to streamline and speed up a product launch. A dedicated solution is a PLM – food software – helping you simplify and smooth your product development.

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Optimize Packaging Management with a PLM Software

By | Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Product packaging is a significant component of the new product development or renewal process. Brands use it as a way to create consumers’ demand, as it is the only way to inform and convince them about the product function and benefits. For customers, the packaging is important, as it gives them more information about the product and determines its quality level. Interest for creating appealing packaging have clearly increased over the years; however, with the fast-evolving technologies, such as smart, active or flexible packaging, and the increasing concern for sustainability,  it will become even more central.

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Challenges and best practices around food labeling compliance

By | Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Properly managing product labels is crucial to streamline a product development. However, there are many food labeling requirements to take into consideration.
Ensuring label compliance requires the use of a great number of information and data often spread out between the different departments of a company. This leads to businesses having to perform time-consuming and error-prone manual tasks just to collect all the data. Existing solutions can help you streamline and […]

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Food Contact Materials

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Food Contact Materials (FCMs) are materials that are already or are intended to be in contact with food and beverages. These materials’ molecules could migrate to the food during direct or indirect contact, and alter quality in food manufacturing. It concerns every step of the supply chain from production to serving, as a product can be in contact with various packaging, machinery and containers. FCMs include various types of materials, such as plastic, aluminum, coatings, and metal. As a result, many countries have implemented regulations to ensure food safety.

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5 Tips to Better Manage your Cosmetic Product Specifications

By | Product Information Management | No Comments

Every new product comes with its specification that defines its identity and characteristics for both internal and external use. Often, people expect it to be one document including all the needed information but it is more complex than that. The product specification is a dossier that gathers many documents and data from different stakeholders, both internal and external. The dossier is created and updated by all the company departments during the new product development process and for its entire lifecycle.

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Food Regulations: How to Facilitate Your Product Development in a Global Regulatory Environment

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, Labeling and Packaging Management, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

Food regulations are continually evolving with significant differences from one country to another, impacting each and every department of a company. In fact, those regulations impact every step of a product development, from R&D to marketing through procurement and quality. Non-conformity in product composition, labeling or claims can be both costly and damaging to a brand image.

To ensure an efficient product development with a fast go-to-market for targeted countries, it is essential to set up and follow regulatory frameworks to comply to local rules all along the product life cycle . It requires an international network of regulatory experts in order to share structured information, ensure data continuity from suppliers to consumers, and elaborate an efficient collaboration facilitated by optimized processes.

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Which Tests to Ensure Cosmetic Product Safety?

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

When it comes to cosmetics, product safety is one of the biggest concern of either legal administrations, consumers or manufacturers. Indeed, manufacturers have the responsibility of ensuring that each product sold is safe for consumers. It also determines brands credibility and product quality. As consumers expect the product they buy to be efficient and conform to its description. The better the quality perceived is the better it is for brand’s image and sales.

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Making Sense of the Clean Label Concept

By | Formulation and Recipe Management, Labeling and Packaging Management, New Product Development and Innovation | One Comment

Clean Label is there to stay. As said by Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights: “It’s not really a trend anymore, it’s the new rules of the game”. Over the past few years, consumers have been looking more and more for products with cleaner label. It has been a wake-up call for the food industry to create or re-formulate some of their products that fit in consumers' wants. This desire for cleaner label might also go in pair with actions undertaken by governmental authorities to help customers better understand what they are exactly consuming, such as the new Nutrition Fact Label set by the FDA in the US.

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