Eighty percent of manufacturers mislabel products annually, according to a new survey by Packaging World magazine of more than 200 manufacturers. And more than a quarter of respondents indicated that mislabeling problems during production occur on a weekly basis.
Despite these problems, the data revealed that the vast majority of manufacturers still manually spot check select packages, cases or pallets for inaccurately labeled packaging—highlighting the need for a more robust, automated detection system. In addition, inspection systems continue to have challenges scanning Data Matrix codes on the labels affixed to shapes such as cylinders.
Additional key conclusions include:
- More than half currently track costs associated with recalling products
- Nearly a third plan to invest in automated inspection of parts matching for production
- The majority agreed that there was a negative financial impact from mislabeling
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