Experts Urge Food and Beverage Companies to Act Now to Ensure Nutritional Facts Compliance by 2018

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Prime Label Consultants and partner sgsco highlight label changes and resources at the industry’s annual Food Label Conference

Sgsco is a global leader in package production and related marketing services with a strong history as a provider of design-to-print graphic services.

Representatives from the top food and beverage companies in the U.S. and Canada gathered in Washington, D.C., at the 28th annual Federal Food Regulatory Food Label Conference hosted by Prime Label Consultants (PLC), experts in food-labeling regulation and compliance. PLC and their exclusive partner, sgsco – a global leader in package production and related marketing services – offered resources and urged companies to begin taking steps now to ensure compliance by 2018 with the new Nutritional Facts label changes announced last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“The impact of the new regulations extends beyond packaging,” said conference keynote speaker Aidan Tracey, CEO of sgsco. “Since packaging is at the center of the marketing mix, any change to labeling or marketing claims cascades to all other printed and digital media.”

Tracey encouraged attendees to utilize the resources developed by PLC and sgsco, which include a video series outlining the requirements for the Nutritional Facts changes and a free guide, “7 Steps to a Successful Transition.” The materials can be accessed free of charge via an opt-in newsletter, here.

The materials were created to educate and provide U.S. and Canadian food and beverage companies, manufacturers, designers, printers and converters with insight and step-by-step instruction to address the most significant nutritional labeling changes in a generation.

“Early planning and intelligent prioritizing are the keys to an efficient and effective execution of these new government regulations,” said Christina Bechtold, CEO of PLC. “We look forward to helping companies understand these sweeping mandates, navigate compliance and optimize these changes to build their brands.”

Through the exclusive partnership established between PLC and sgsco, companies have an unmatched resource for label creation and compliance. The goal of the partnership is to create efficient systems and services to help the food and beverage industry comply with these new regulations while maintaining brand value.

About the 28th Annual Federal Food Regulatory Food Label Conference
PLC, the host of the Federal Food Regulatory Food Label Conference, brings together experts from the FDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Trade Commission to provide valuable insights into compliance and regulatory labeling issues. The 2016 conference, held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C., features more than 75 PLC breakout sessions. Approximately 350 food marketers from leading consumer packaged goods companies are expected to attend. More information can be found at .

About sgsco
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, sgsco is a global leader in package production and related marketing services with a strong history as a provider of design-to-print graphic services. Comprising a collective of companies and people, sgsco offers many of the world’s leading CPG, Pharma, Retail and Printing companies a full spectrum of innovative packaging solutions that streamline the capture, management, execution and distribution of graphics information in all channels. A strong global infrastructure, built around the SGS production engine, provides the opportunity for sgsco’s 3,200 professionals to share worldwide learning, insights and understanding to create unique physical and digital solutions for all customers. To learn more, visit

About Prime Label Consultants Inc.
Prime Label Consultants Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a full-service food-label consultancy with more than 3,500 clients worldwide. Established in 1972, PLC employs a team of food technologists who help food and beverage manufacturers and retailers navigate nutrition and label compliance. For 28 years, PLC has hosted a food label conference in Washington, D.C., which has served to be the key forum for information exchange between the government and the food industry. To learn more, visit

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