Nutritional Supplements

Produce high-quality label content for smaller items

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When there's a lot of surface area to work with on a product, marketing professionals have lots of obvious options. Smaller items require producers to think both creatively and economically when printing and placing their labels, since they have to get their point across while fitting everything into a limited area. They still have options, but they may require special printers to work.

For information on smaller products that need labels, the OptiMedia Labs website features a list of items that either have a special purpose or unique shape that keeps them compact. The perfect labeling options for this size will conform to the shape of a container while staying colorful and resistant to environmental damage.

The following are examples of the types of portable products that may require a custom label. A color label printer, like the Primera LX900, could be used in all of these cases, although there are other options:

  • E-cigarettes: These are often long and sleek, challenging companies to brand them as their own without cluttering up the surface. Multiple printer choices allow companies to find a device that suits their style, preferred workload and color scheme.
  • Lip balm: Bright colors and bold, readable font help make the diminutive labels catch the eye when the tubes they are wrapped around are small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. In addition to a product name and description, these labels could also feature imagery that emphasizes the key flavor or ingredient.
  • Vitamin labelsVitamins and nutritional supplements can come in various sizes, requiring producers to match their specific situation with appropriately fitting labels that account for all of the ingredients they will contain.

No matter the size of the product, it should be easy to identify, categorize and understand, and can be with the right labels. OptiMedia Labs offers multiple printers specially made for the mass production of professional labels for different industries.

FDA recalls bee pollen supplements

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The FDA is recalling bee pollen products issued as natural supplements because they were found to contain prescription drugs. According to an article on the recall in Forbes, the announcement affects three separate companies and several brands, including Forever Beautiful. In response to the FDA action, the company has issued a formal recall of supplements that were shipped between July and November of this year.

Inside these products, the FDA allegedly found evidence of Phenolphthalein and Sibutramine, with possible side effects: The former is mainly used in laxatives and "not currently approved for marketing in the United States," while the latter poses a risk of seizures, among other things.

In a press release posted on the FDA website, REFA Enterprises, LLC, the company that produces the Forever Beautiful line, explained the reason that these surprise ingredients were so potentially dangerous and caused the products to be recalled.

"These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established," it reads. "These products may also interact in life threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking." However, it also notes that "to date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall."

In June, the FDA featured an article warning against some bee pollen products as possible "scams," specifically those marketed as potential aids for weight loss. While it listed several different brands of pollen-based products, it specifically targeted Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen, also for containing Sibutramine.

To make sure all users know the proper contents of medicine products, and to give your company the tools to render them properly, turn to printing technology that is suited for supplement labels and the bottles they come in.