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New labeling system Edikio facilitates compliance with the FDA regulation

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Miami,  June 1, 2017 - Evolis, the world leader in personalization and printing solutions for plastic cards, launches a new packaged solution for food labeling: Edikio. The affordable and easy-to-use system helps restaurants and food retailers to achieve compliance with the FDA’s new regulation on menu labeling.

US new food labeling law
 

In order to get ready for the upcoming FDA regulation, restaurant chains and food establishments with more than 20 points of sale will need to clearly display nutritional information on menu boards for prepared foods:  calories, fat, cholesterol, sugars, protein, potassium, and sodium all must be presented in a clear and accessible manner to consumers. According to the FDA’s analysis, a total of some 300,000 establishments, includ­ing grocery stores that sell meal items to go, will be covered un­der the law.

Besides facilitating compliance with the regulation, a clear and esthetic signage communicates a professional brand image. Compared to the manual lamination of paperboard cards used by many, the instant printing on plastic cards saves time and is much more hygienic, as cards can be washed and reused many times. While food professionals might be concerned about the costs to implement these new requirements, one affordable and innovative solution exists in the market.

 

Logo Edikio
 

Desktop systems to customize and print price tags on plastic cards

The three solutions from Evolis enable grocers, supermarkets and restaurant managers to create their own price tag design showing all information they need and print them in a few seconds.

All Edikio solutions are comprised of card design software, a card printer, blank plastic cards and a print ribbon, enabling cards to be printed quickly and independently onto a plastic card. Price tags can thus be created at any time, directly at the point of sale, individually or in batches.

Evolis offers three solutions adapted to the needs of all food retailers:

  • Edikio Access, the affordable solution for single-sided card printing in credit card format for small volumes.
  • Edikio Flex, the flexible solution for printing price tags in long format as well as credit card format to fit different display needs.
  • Edikio Duplex, the advanced solution for double-sided and high-volume card printing. The reverse side allows the display of information dedicated to the sales staff.

The printers operate just as easily as an office printer. The plastic cards and the print ribbon included in the Edikio pack are installed in a single gesture.

 

A range of food contact compliant consumables

Edikio facilitates compliance with FDA regulation
 

Black cards with white printed text and white cards with color printed text from Evolis have gone through laboratory tests carried out by the international body TÜV Germany and are compliant for food contact compatibility according to US Chapter 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (FDA).
Evolis offers a wide range of consumables for various combinations of displaying information:

  • Black «slate»-style cards with white print

     

  • White cards with monochrome printing in black, red, green or blue
  • Various card formats: credit card (54x85,6 mm), long (50x150mm and 50x120mm) or small (54x29mm) for the labeling of small products or the addition of a special mention: «Novelty», «House Specialty» or other.

 

First customers in the US are more than convinced

The first labeling systems by Evolis are already in use in the USA. Seaside Market in California has bought a system for its meat, seafood, cuisine and catering department. 

General Manager John Shamam explains: “We are very satisfied with this solution. The cards are durable and look professional and provide enough space to display all kinds of nutritional information. The training was minimal and all the card formats for the different departments can be very easily designed by ourselves.”

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