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Probiotic labeling needs tightening

The growing popularity in Europe of dairy and other beverages labeled probiotic have led to calls for tighter regulation of the claim.
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California AG sues over acrylamide

The State’s attorney general filed suit under Proposition 65 against some of the biggest food companies, including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Frito-Lay, to force them to put warning labels on all French fries and potato chips sold in California because they contain high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen.
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Global demand for caps and closures is forecast to expand at an annual pace of 4.8 percent through 2

new study available from Freedonia Group.
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Sex toys coming to Canada...

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The seniors are coming...

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France bans plastic packaging...

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Adhesives Research, Inc: Anti-counterfeiting markers

Adhesives Research introduces Armark™ Authentication Technologies, a new business focusing on anti-counterfeiting technology in the form of covert markers that can be combined with custom-developed delivery systems for application to a variety of goods.
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FDA considers health claim for soy

In 1999, the agency approved a health claim stating “Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Make2Pack speakers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, left to right: ELAU's John Kowal, Fred Putnam of MARKEM, Douglas Machine's Joe Faust,
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Maxed out on packaging productivity?

P&G, Douglas Machine, MARKEM and ELAU joint Conference presentation at PELV documents benefits of Make2Pack modularity in packaging machine design, deployment.
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EPCglobal, Inc: EPCglobal, Inc: EPCglobal, Inc: EPC Gen 2 RFID labels available

Lowry Computer Products announced in August an agreement in which Lowry’s label conversion facility will integrate Texas Instruments' Electronic Product CodeTM (EPC) Gen 2 inlays into its Smart Trac RFID labels.
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Innovations in Security Technology

Counterfeiting is a growing global problem for consumer packaged goods.

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