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Pakistan report on fruit and vegetable packaging...

Fascinating paper from a doctor in Pakistan laying out specifications to improve basic fruit and vegetable distribution and packaging's role...
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In Canada, Coca Cola eyes coffee market...

Tapping into the market for premium espressos and lattes, Coca-Cola Co. launches "Far Coast," its own brand of specialty coffees in Toronto.
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Russian counterfeiting...

Russia at forefront of new wave of high qaulity fake medicines.
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Also in the United Kingdom, packaging future could well be in the compost pile...

The future isn't now, according to some in the United Kingdom recyclable packaging industry.
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Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007

Presenters from Merck, Schering-Plough, and Cardinal Health will help launch the Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007, scheduled at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia Thursday, March 29, 2007.
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Fda Enforcement Stats Tell A Story, But What Is It?

Enforcement statistics, such as data on Warning Letters, recalls, seizures, and injunctions, can appear to support multiple trends at once.”
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Pedigree paralysis no more

FDA mandate for secondary wholesalers may help drive RFID into drug distribution chain.
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HBA Health & Beauty America

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South African and Indian firms win aids drug license...

Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa, and Emcure Pharmaceuticals, India, have won a royalty-free licence agreement for the generic of Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) antiretroviral drug Atazanavir, which earned BMS $696 million in sales in the US last year.
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India ready for vodka in a sachet?

Not sure if the language is a barrier because the article contains no photo, but Diageo, the world's largest spirits company, plans a new vodka packaging for India that involves convenient user-friendly sachets of 30 and 60 ml.
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Controversy over U.K. wine health warnings...

"Jacques Chirac, chief detractor of eating in Britain, would lead the laughter," says food critic Egon Ronay, regarding the move to put health warnings on wine labels.
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Guyana rice millers need better labels...

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards has told rice millers and middelmen to accurately label all packages of rice that are to be marketed due to repeated customer complaints about unlabelled and inaccurately weighed bags. "The packages should contain the brand name of the product, its net contents, a date and place of manufacture as well as an expiration date," the GNBS said.Source: Stabroek News
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Bend it like Mrs. Beckham?

British celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham are expanding the soccer ace's pefume line by launching his and her fragrances.
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Microwave meats...

Ninety-two percent of homes in the United States have microwaves and meat processors are taking advantage of the fact, meeting the growing consumer demand for convenience.
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The truth behind Wal-Mart's green makeover...

Despite the inflammatory title, this is actually a pretty favorable article on a rather left-leaning website.
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Virus as food additive...

The FDA approved the first ever bacteria killing virus to be sprayed on meats prior to packaging.
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Also in China, cold chain begs improvement...

Serious problems exist in the processing, packaging and transportation of perishable goods in China.

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