Trends and Issues

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Rising popularity of high-caffeine drinks in U.S....

could bring problems, according to a recent report in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.
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India 7UP goes "curvy"... "

A unique, packaging solution with stylish contours, 7UP Curvy is unlike anything we have seen so far in India.
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Israel's largest dairy accused of mislabeling...

the Movement for Fair Government has petitioned the Supreme Court claiming Tnuva, the nation's largest dairy, has been allowed to mislead consumers by not specifying that products marked kosher contain derivatives considered by some to be non-kosher.
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Consumer groups in Thailand...

are demanding better labeling for genetically modified foods.
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Forget the glass, portable wine comes in juice box...

Three Thieves of California introduces four pack of 250 ml "bullets."
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Japanese companies join forces to produce healthy foods...

Taisho Pharmaceutical has reached an agreement with Yayoi Foods to develop health foods, functional foods, specified health foods as well as foods for patients and the elderly.
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Welch's redesigns to compete with U.K. in-store brands...

Redesign replaces the packaging's fruit illustrations with photography.
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Female Viagra Spray on the way...

in as little as three years with FDA approval.
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Chocolate bars aiming for health benefits...

Chocolate bars infused with fish oil coming to a candy aisle near you!
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Qatar closes supermarket branch...

for selling expired food products.
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China taking steps to clean up counterfeits...

China's pharmaceutical watchdog, State Food & Drug Administration, has launched a six-month nationwide campaign to clean up pharmaceutical and medical device makers.
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NASPO: Securing the supply chain

NASPO includes members like Bristol Meyers Squibb interested in securing the entire supply chain.
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Packaging plays a role in combating obesity?

It could, says a recent report to FDA.
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Technology tactics for security

The range of technologies deployed for package security seems like something out of a James Bond movie. We asked print technology expert and consultant Annette Jaffe, Ph.D, to help us sort through some of these technologies.
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FDA still has no confirmed, permanent commissioner

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates most of the nation's foods and all its drugs, many packagers closely watch the agency.
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KEYS to package security

Industry experts disclose what it takes to secure packaged products in the supply chain.
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FDA analyst delivers medical device labeling details

EASTPACK : At a June 6 Medical Design & Manufacturing East conference session, Food and Drug Administration regulatory policy analyst Arthur Yellin offered the following advice on medical device labeling:
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Defending Innovative Packaging From 'Flattery by Imitation'

“Copycats aim to neutralize any marketplace advantage promised by innovative packaging.”

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