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Food claims at risk, too?

A leading expert on food labeling says FDA's position on dietary supplement labeling is likely to mean food manufacturers also will face closer scrutiny of their claims.
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Beam it down...in size

FDA now says 'irradiation' disclosure on food labels doesn't have to be a 'warning label.' Still, the food industry hopes for more concessions from the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
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Lilly likes PEN for veterinary product

A new treatment for respiratory problems in pigs and chickens is administered in the field, where the breakability of glass packaging is a concern. A homopolymer PEN bottle provides a shatter-resistant answer and delivers all the shelf life needed.
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FDA proposes labeling for nonpasteurized juices

Agency specifies explicit warning statement for juices that aren't pasteurized. But NFPA wanted more.
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Less red tape?

The new Transatlantic Economic Partnership (TEP) announced earlier this year as part of an effort to promote freer international trade could eliminate numerous trade barriers and "miles of red tape," according to GMA.
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Food safety update

President Bill Clinton proposed to create a Joint Institute for Food Safety Research that will develop a strategic plan for conducting food safety research consistent with his Food Safety Initiative.
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Juice warnings, not pasteurization

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule on July 8 requiring warning labels on fresh, unpasteurized juices. The requirement applies to all processors that package untreated juice for off-site consumption, including retailers such as grocery stores that squeeze and bottle juice for home use.
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Ampacet Corporation : Concentrates for metallocenes

Ampacet Corp. (Tarrytown, NY) has published a foldout directory that lists 16 of its most popular concentrates for metallocene-based resins. For each product, there are specifications concerning carrier-resin requirements, important product properties and regulatory status.
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Packaging suppliers in headlights of MACT truck (sidebar)

OSHA complicates EPA compliance
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Codex divided on biotech labeling

The Codex Committee on Food Labeling appears divided over which biotech food labeling recommendations to adopt. It is choosing whether to emulate the U.S.

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