Categories for Label Regulations

Colorado Mandates Use Of Red Retail Universal Symbol

November 5, 2019

Beginning October 1, 2016, all of Colorado’s Medical and Retail Marijuana Industries products containing THC must display the Red Retail Universal Symbol. Current Symbol          Red Symbol (10/1/16) On the surface, this change may seem minor, i.e., buy or print a bunch of Red Retail Universal Symbol labels and stick them on your products. However, this is... View Article

Afinia Label and Sihl announce BS 5609 Certification of L501 Color Label Printer

May 9, 2019

The L501 has been certified for BS 5609 compliance with pigment ink and PICOFILM O-60 White XM1 BOPP from Sihl Chanhassen, MN — April 16, 2019 — Afinia Label, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial color label printing and finishing equipment, in conjunction with Sihl, a global leader for digital print substrates, are announcing the certification of BS 5609 (Section... View Article

Infographic: Quick Cannabis Labeling Guide

November 21, 2017

A go-to guide for labeling and packaging in the three main cannabis states Thanks to the folks at Memjet, we’re able to share this quick guide to cannabis labeling with you. While you should always double check your state’s official regulations via their website, this graphic does a great job of concisely summarizing the requirements and differences between three of... View Article

Labeling the High Life

October 9, 2017

Afinia Label’s Mike Atkins was recently interviewed by Printing News to provide insight into labeling challenges and solutions surrounding Cannabis labeling. Here’s an excerpt from that article:

New Cannabis Labels Required in WA State

February 15, 2017

As of February 14, 2017 the State of Washington is requiring that all marijuana-infused beverages and foods display cannabis labels containing a special icon, stating that they are “Not For Kids” and also contain a poison control phone number. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board determined that the new cannabis labels were needed to make sure that marijuana-infused food and... View Article

New eCig Label Regulations Coming In August, 2016

August 2, 2016

Beginning August 8, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will add new eCig Label Regulations and extend their regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, dissolvables, and hookah tobacco. This change will make them subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

New US Legislation Regarding GMO Labeling

July 18, 2016

Genetically Modified Organisms (and GMO Labeling) generate plenty of controversy. Whether you are for or against them, if you are a food producer, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard legislation will probably affect you. Previously, there was no legislation requiring food producers to disclose the inclusion of GMO’s in food products. This changed when Vermont’s Governor signed HJ 144 P. 2250 on... View Article

Food Labeling – Food Date Labeling Act of 2016

July 8, 2016

New Food Labeling Legislation & It’s Potential US Industry Impact In an effort to simplify food labeling and reduce US food waste, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act of 2016 (HR5298) on May 19, 2016. This bill came about because: Date food labeling practices on food labels causes consumer confusion because of “sell-by,”“best-by,”“use-by,” and “best before” dates.... View Article