In the United States, food producers and processors provide food and beverage products consumed by 250 million people each day. Each of those consumers relies upon the correctness of the labels to inform them and keep them safe. According to an American Institute of Baking (AIB) report, the number one reason for food product recalls is mislabeling. Mislabeling violates US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and renders the packaged product the object of a mandatory recall. Research done by The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) found that 43% of food recalls were from mislabeled products.
As a result of mislabeling recalls, most companies have established automated inspection regiments. These systems are able to detect defects; thus nearly eliminating the possibility of defective products and incorrect packaging reaching the customer.