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Multisorb Technologies, Inc: Preform sorbents

An expanded line of Skavenger(TM) preformed sorbents from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) adsorb up to 30% of their weight to help extended product shelf life.
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Materials Product Brief
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Eagle Automation: Label dispenser

Model LD910S is a new label dispenser from Eagle Automation (Sterling, IL) designed specifically for foodservice, bakery and pharmaceutical applications.
Materials Product Brief
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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Vertical sealing system

Model VCBS-1/4T-6"x5' continuous band sealer is from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY). It has a lower-speed conveyor to accommodate light to heavy-duty applications.
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FDA OKs new food-specific health claim

Package labels for foods containing soluble fiber from psyllium-seed husks may include a claim that consumption of the product can reduce the risks of heart disease when part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, according to a ruling from the Food and Drug Administration that is effective immediately.
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Eye drug warnings

Labels of popular OTC eye allergy relief drugs such as Pfizer's Visine, Ross Labs' Murine Tears Plus and Clear Eyes ACR, Bausch & Lomb's Sensitive Eyes, and other vasoconstrictor drugs containing ephedrine, naphazoline, phenylephrine, and tetrahydrozaline should include the warning "Pupils may become dilated (enlarged)," according to an FDA proposal.
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Illicit relabeling

Eight trade associations are banding together to develop model legislation to fight the problem of flea market vendors who sell outdated or stolen products whose packaging may be mislabeled or illegally altered.
Supplier News
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Changes in drug packaging?

Among the findings presented at a January 8 hearing of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was this disturbing FDA estimate: Some 1.3 million people are injured each year in the U.S.
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Merging drug firms create new brand look

Hoechst Marion Roussel is the new name of a pharmaceuticals company that combines the pharmaceutical division of Hoechst AG and Roussel Uclaf of Europe with Marion Merrill Dow of the U.S.
Feature Article
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Is Bud ready for plastics? (sidebar)

FDA foils Olympics bid
The white roller on a swinging extension arm smoothes down the front of the label even as the case moves forward (above). Cases
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Dual-panel labeling saves General Time

A dual-panel corner-wrap labeler saves $50ꯠ per year over hand labeling and eliminates cumbersome preprinted label inventory.

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