Recalls

Examining food recalls, health issues, packaging and safety
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Examining food recalls, health issues, packaging and safety

Rise in food recalls catalyzes development of improved safety technologies, finds Frost & Sullivan.
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli

Weight-loss product returns to retail markets in tamper-evident packaging.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Navigating FDA recall requirements

A medical device recall by any other name might still stink for your company.
GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico
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GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico

Acetaminophen-containing packages said to fail to meet child-resistant closure requirement.
By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
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FDA wants pharma to move from compliance to quality

By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
This photo shows an authentic alli carton.
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GlaxoSmithKline voluntarily recalls alli weight loss product

Company believes some packages of the product were tampered with, leading to recall of all alli products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers.
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Specialty Compounding, LLC issues nationwide voluntary recall

Recall follows reports of bacterial infection affecting patients at two Texas hospitals.
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Keep staring at the stats until they tell you something

I called up the editor of Packaging World and said, "Got any exciting ideas for my column in June?"
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When peanuts are tea leaves

The notorious Salmonella outbreak in 2008-2009, in which Georgia-based Peanut Corporation of America was alleged to have supplied contaminated peanut products to makers of hundreds of food products, has finally resulted in criminal charges, as many observers had expected.
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How Wrigley and others prevent package recalls

Did you know that a pack of Orbit gum has at least 13 distinct components? Here's how Wrigley and others address recall risks from chemical migration, off-odors and other hard-to-spot factors.

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