Nutrislice Unveils Spotlight, a Digital Food Label Solution for Non-Commercial Foodservice | News

Jaime E. Love

The First of Its Kind for the Industry, Nutrislice Spotlight Helps Operations Save Time, Reduce Waste, and Improve Accuracy by Connecting Directly to Food Data

DENVER, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, foodservice technology company Nutrislice® announced the beta release of its new product Spotlight, a digital food label solution for the non-commercial foodservice industry. Long-lasting, e-ink labels help operators save time and reduce waste by connecting directly to their food database, making it possible to sync and display accurate and real-time pricing, nutrition facts, allergens, and other information right next to the items they serve.

“Our new digital food labels are a life-saver to overworked dining teams who are often fighting the challenges of an outdated paper labeling solution. Spotlight modernizes the guest experience while simplifying how operators manage labels — all while being kinder to the planet,” says Brian Crapo, Chief Executive Officer of

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The FDA considers a “healthy” food label

Jaime E. Love

The Food and Drug Administration is testing designs of a label that food manufacturers could voluntarily put on the front of packages indicating that a product is “healthy.”

Why it matters: The effort is controversial, in part because the meaning of “healthy” continues to evolve. The FDA itself is in the process of updating its definition, which dates back to 1994.

  • Other concerns are that such a label could be of dubious value, used too liberally by food makers, or seen by consumers as a product endorsement by the FDA.
  • Nutritionists make the point that a balanced diet matters more to health than any individual food.

Where it stands: The FDA is conducting two tests with consumers of possible “healthy” food logos as part of its goal to “improve dietary patterns in the United States, to help reduce the burden of diet-related chronic diseases and advance health equity.”

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