Whether you need to prepare for Nutrition Label Reform, brainstorm a marketing concept, construct a Nutrition Facts Panel, create claims, review your label for compliance, or submit it to USDA for approval, Prime Label Consultants (PLC) has got your back. PLC Regulatory Consultants have daily interaction with government regulators from our offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Prime Label has been a leader in Nutrition labeling since NLEA first appeared in the 1990's. Our Nutrition services, software and training are well respected in the industry since that time. PLC's assigns dietitians and Regulatory Consultants to individually analyze every recipe and product. We use our proprietary software, EZForm, which contains all FDA and USDA formats, supports bilingual & multi-panel labels, and converts your product to the Nutrition Label Reform format. Ask us to analyze your recipe or provide us with a lab analysis, and let PLC's nutrition experts do the rest. PLC’s Regulatory Consultants work hand-in-hand with your staff to produce "graphics-ready" labels. And if you need to comply with FDA's menu labeling regulation, we specialize in that too.
PLC's labeling experts also develop other label elements:
All restaurant chains with 20 or more locations operating under the same brand need to display calories on the menu and provide detailed nutrition information to consumers. Prime Label's Regulatory Consultants are experienced in shepherding you through this transition. From recipe analysis using our own EZ Form software, to consulting on menu placement & positioning, PLC offers you a full-service solution to get you up and running in no time!
Manufacturers, major retailers and brands of all sizes trust PLC to review their labels for FDA and USDA compliance. Label reviews performed by PLC include a comprehensive review of regulated label features including Statement of Identity, Net Content Statement, Nutrition Facts Panel, Ingredient/Allergen Statements, Address Line, and all ad copy and claims (nutrient content, health, and other regulated label statements such as Organic, Natural, etc.). Feedback is provided via a Compliance Report with specific corrective actions or risk-based guidance for undefined features. Our experienced Regulatory Consultants ensure that the myriad of regulations, policies and unwritten expectations are met.
Each label review includes one hour of complimentary support to cover questions you may have about the label artwork or our feedback. Discounted subsequent reviews are also available upon request. With the burden of label compliance greater than ever, it pays to get a second opinion before incurring expensive printing costs. Get faster and more accurate label reviews or outsource via remote approval to us! For more information on in-system Label Reviews and outsourcing compliance functions to PLC, please contact Labels@primelabel.com.
For almost half a century, PLC has been expediting food label approvals through FSIS regulators near our offices on Capitol Hill. PLC boasts a 95% approval rate at the USDA (compared with a 63% industry average). If you want timely label approvals, you will need an experienced Regulatory Consultant reviewing your application to ensure that the myriad of regulations, policies and unwritten expectations are met. Otherwise, rejection of a label can lead to multiple delays and costly production interruptions. PLC will also determine if your label qualifies for Generic approval, and help you choose the best path for label approval at the USDA. We provide:
With the burden of label compliance now on USDA plants, it pays to get a second opinion prior to submitting your applications to the USDA or being faced with a Noncompliance Report (NR) from a local inspector. Working with the industry's largest and most qualified label consulting company will provide the peace of mind you need when it comes to getting labels approved. Download our order form and email or mail in your labels today!Get Started Now!
In addition to our pre-defined services described above, PLC offers custom consulting to food industry clients on a wide range of labeling related matters. PLC is staffed by regulatory consultants, headed up by Jesse Zuehlke, PhD. Our consultants have helped clients with a wide range of services, including:
To ensure full compliance with the complex and myriad requirements of the USDA or FDA, PLC offers an auditing service which examines your labeling process, company practices, information systems, and product labels for accuracy and efficiency. Our experienced team will identify deficiencies in the labeling process and documentation practices that are often overlooked by food companies, and suggest a plan for addressing workflow and expertise gaps.
The Label Process Audit is performed as an onsite audit over 1-3 days, with the deliverable of a scored report that identifies gaps and suggests best practices in a scored framework.Get Started Now!
Outsourcing is a service where PLC's labeling professionals can completely handle all your food labeling needs. If you are short of staff or lack the training to work on complex government requirements, we can become your extended food labeling staff - only when you need it. PLC has dealt with thousands of labels a year for over 40 years, and we can ensure high quality, cost-effective label compliance for your company. We provide:
If you have a labeling staff, we’ll relieve it of dozens of time-consuming tasks. If you don’t have a labeling staff, we’ll become it! Add the experts at PLC to your labeling staff and save time and money!Get Started Now!