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Creo Security, Authentication and ID Sys: Creo Security, Authentication and ID Sys: Security label stocks

Creo and Acucote have announced an agreement to produce security label printing stocks. The self-adhesive label stocks will combine Creo Traceless™ taggants into Acucote label materials, which will be sold to label converters for the manufacture of product labels for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, apparel, food and beverage, and other industries.
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New Jersey Packaging: Labels with RFID tags

New Jersey Packaging now offers a full range of preprinted and die-cut p-s cGMP-compliant labels incorporating RFID tags.
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Green tea deflated

FDA has concluded that drinking green tea is unlikely to reduce the risk of breast cancer, as some studies had indicated. FDA considered the studies to be weak.
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In Jakarta, Indonesia, fake cosmetics containing mercury...

have made their way into the supply chain.
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Australia addresses excessive drinking with new labels...

The images to go on liquor packaging will show a pot of beer, wine glass or spirit tumbler.
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Del Monte moves into Asia through Thailand...

US based fruit and vegetable giant has picked Thailand as its production base for selling into the Asian market thanks, in part, to the country's abundance of fruit and vegetables grown year 'round.
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New York Times reports new condom package...

a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, explained that the effort was more about packaging than branding, providing the department with a better way to measure the effectiveness of its free condom distribution.
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Muslim outrage over cartoons hurts Danish Dairy Arla....

A Muslim Middle East boycott of Danish goods following publication of twelve cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed has hurt many global suppliers.
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Jamaica struggles with counterfeit medicine...

public awareness campaign "Raise the alarm counterfeit medicines can harm" will run in print and electronic media as well as on posters and billboards. Paints an awful picture citing 192,000 deaths in China in 2001 from fake drugs. "Check the packaging" suggests Health Minister.Source: The Jamaica Observer
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Indonesian drug makers get six months...

to include generic names and retail prices on drug packaging or risk sanctions.
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All the tea in China coming from Japan....

Japan's Kirin Beverage Corporation has revamped the contents and packaging for its Namacha green tea drinks sold in China as part of efforts to tap into the growing urban market.

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