It is common knowledge that product labels are a critical component of product packaging. It is not just the last chance for manufacturers to convince consumers of the quality of a product, but the last chance to impart important information such as allergen warnings, expiration date, and instructions for use. What often is forgotten, however, is the importance of a product’s label for inventory management, itemization, traceability and product tracking — which is crucial information to have in the unfortunate event of a product recall. Product traceability is a major concern of the food industry component suppliers are now expected to have documentation indicating precisely where their ingredients or materials come from. This White Paper will help you understand how inspection equipment works, what codes are, and the factors that can influence product inspection effectiveness.