Chicago (May 14, 2018) – A global leader in materials science, printing technologies, RFID solutions and manufacturing, Avery Dennison is leading the way in solving food supply chain and operational issues for restaurants, grocery and convenience stores by introducing new innovative products under its growing Freshmarx® brand - including a new partnership with ESHA Research - at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show 2018 (Booth 3276).
“These new innovations give restaurant operators flexibility and efficiency in managing employees and meeting federal regulations,” said Ryan Yost, general manager, Printer Solutions, Avery Dennison. “We’re really moving the needle, combining hardware, software and applications to provide scalable solutions for food labeling, compliance and food safety and RFID inventory management.”
As of May 7, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires nutrition labeling for all standard menu items, including calories, trans fats and sugars. One of Avery Dennison’s new products, Freshmarx® Nutrition, offers an “all-in-one” food and nutrition solution to address this regulation.
Hand-calculating and labeling ingredient and nutritional information for “grab-and-go” foods is cumbersome and can be error prone. Freshmarx® Nutrition, supported by ESHA’s Genesis R&D® Food Formulation Software, calculates nutrition information for ingredients, recipes and menu items and imports the data straight to the Freshmarx® Tablet or Freshmarx® 9417+ for easy labeling.
“We’re excited to partner with Avery Dennison on the Freshmarx® Nutrition system,” said Craig Bennett, CEO, ESHA Research. “It’s a best-in-class labeling solution because it pulls in nutrition information and combines it with automated labeling, ensuring compliance and increasing efficiency.”
Combining the features of two applications—automated labeling and confirmed nutrition—makes the
overall workflow process more efficient by eliminating the need to enter data into both systems.
In addition to Freshmarx® Nutrition, Avery Dennison will showcase several of its food-industry innovations at its NRA Show booth, including:
- Freshmarx® Tablet System: As restaurants continue to realize the value of tablets beyond front-of-house and into the kitchen environment, the Freshmarx Tablet System solves kitchen challenges related to food labeling, employee training, mobile printing and space constraints by combining the Avery Dennison 9485™ portable printer with the Freshmarx® Prep software application on an iPad®.
- Freshmarx® Food Donate and Waste helps restaurants determine exactly how much food inventory is being lost as a result of inaccurate inventory management and ordering processes. This application allows for easy tracking using a weigh scale - along with labeling and logging - so restaurants can measure and analyze food waste in order to reduce inventory costs and minimize waste by discarding less food, or by donating excess.
- Freshmarx® Task Tracker™ is a cloud based, customizable digital checklist application for non-food task execution and food temperature monitoring. This application eliminates paper logs, simplifies kitchen processes and ensures that food is safe for consumption. All checklist data is stored digitally and available for analysis to ensure completion and compliance.
Additionally, Avery Dennison continues to lead in UHF RFID technology for inventory management and distribution. Applied within the food industry, Avery Dennison RFID solutions are increasing inventory accuracy to about 99% and reducing waste by around 20%, improving food safety due to increased visibility of use-by dates, as shown in pilot with a leading fast food restaurant. A global leader in Radio Frequency Identification, Avery Dennison now has more than 800 patents and applications to help with supply chain management, loss prevention and tracking.
For more information on the Freshmarx® suite of food industry solutions, please visit www.averydennison.com/freshmarx. To book an interview with Ryan Yost, please contact Jackie Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-998-1995.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; printing and labeling solutions for the food industry; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
About Avery Dennison Printer Solutions
Avery Dennison Printer Solutions responds to the unique challenges of businesses in the food, retail and fulfillment markets. Its solutions are rooted in efficiency, cost savings, food safety and sustainability through intelligent innovations that solve business problems and improve business processes. Avery Dennison Printer Solutions proudly manufactures the original Monarch® Handheld Labeler at its headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, and is a global leader within the food industry with its Freshmarx® solutions. Learn more at www.averydennison.com/food and follow them on LinkedIn.
About ESHA Research
ESHA Research, founded in 1981, offers a variety of nutritional analysis and label development solutions to ensure regulatory compliance. Our software programs and databases have been used all over the world, by food manufacturers, educational facilities, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and other industry institutions for nutrient analysis, labeling, product development, and more. In addition, ESHA Research offers software and regulatory compliance consulting and label-generation services.