AutoCoding Blog

The latest information and thought leadership for labelling systems in the food manufacturing industry

Label verification vs AutoCoding: What’s the difference?

Jul 31, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance, food labelling, food packaging

Is your food manufacturing business looking for a technological solution to tackle labelling errors in the packaging hall?

If so, there’s a good chance you’ll have encountered a couple of different terms used to describe this kind of solution: label verification and AutoCoding.

5 tips on product recall prevention

Jul 18, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance, product recall

If you’re a decision-maker in the food and drink manufacturing industry, there’s a good chance there’s nothing quite like the prospect of a product recall to keep you awake at night. Having a product withdrawn from shelves is costly in the short term, damaging to your brand in the long term, and in the worst cases a serious threat to public health.

How can manufacturers comply with retailer codes of practice on coding and packaging?

Jun 30, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance, food packaging

In response to the introduction of stricter rules, regulations and codes of practice set by retailers, food manufacturers have recognised the need to change their packaging, labelling and date code processes in order to keep compliant. Breaches of these codes of practice can result in substantial penalties as well as loss of reputation.

Food labelling best practices to avoid a product recall

Jun 14, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance, food labelling

Best practices in labelling are just as important as best practices in production. Your customers rely on you to communicate accurately with them (such as listing the correct ingredients or allergens) and when things are incorrectly labelled – potentially resulting in a product recall – your brand's reputation is put at risk.

5 most common causes of packaging line mistakes

Apr 25, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

It's vitally important for food manufacturers to recognise the issues that lead to mistakes on the packaging line and how they can prevent them. Otherwise, they could expose themselves to the risk of a costly and reputation-damaging product recall.

How to prevent a product recall and achieve packaging compliance

Apr 5, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

The implications of a product recall in the food and drink industry can be very costly for the manufacturer, both in terms of financial losses and damage done to the reputation of the brand.

Why paper QC systems don't stop packaging errors and product recalls

Mar 29, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

The pressure for compliance in food manufacturing has never been greater – but can we rely solely on paper-based systems to keep compliant and prevent product recalls as a result of errors on the packaging line?

5 questions to ask your AutoCoding or labelling system supplier

Mar 23, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

An AutoCoding or labelling system can bring huge benefits to a business in terms of eliminating error on the packaging line and simplifying packaging compliance. But it’s also a big investment for any business, so it’s vital that the correct partner is selected and you pick the right solution that meets your business needs.

Packaging compliance: do I need more check sheets?

Mar 21, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

Many manufacturing companies are feeling the burden of packaging compliance in their factories, and the ever-changing rules and guidelines only add to the complexity of getting it right.

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