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Health claims Web pages

FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is reorganizing its Web pages to combine information in all categories of label health claims for both food and dietary supplements.
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Appleton Papers, Inc: Security label substrate

Appleton introduces its AssurMark™ Security Label Substrate, a security product for pressure-sensitive label applications. Label stock combines a highly destructible face stock with nonreproducible covert security fibers.
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More U.S.-Canada harmonization

GMA president C. Manly Molpus called on the governments of the United States and Canada to work toward greater harmonization of regulatory standards to promote increased trade and trade efficiency.
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Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
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WD-40 tries can shaping to foil counterfeiters

Said to be the first asymmetrically shaped steel cans in the United States, WD-40's new 8- and 11-oz aerosol cans are made by Crown Holdings' Aerosol Packaging affiliate.
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FDA seizes drugs from repackager

On September 15, FDA announced it had seized all drug products labeled in a foreign language or labeled as repacked by Alliance Wholesale Distributors and/or Local Repack, Inc., of Richton Park, IL.
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InkSure Technologies Inc: Authentication solutions

InkSure Technologies has launched a new line of covert authentication solutions that address problems caused by counterfeit packages or unlawful product diversion.
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No special labeling for clones foreseen

FDA would not require labels on products from cloned animals if they are considered as safe as traditional food, according to an FDA regulatory review scientist speaking at a biotech conference in late June.
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Europe to tighten label health claims

The European Commission is going in the opposite direction from FDA, proposing to require that all health claims on food, drinks, or food supplements be supported by independent experts.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas visitors learned that SIG will use ELAU's new PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive on its next
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PACK EXPO automation highlights: Flexibility and efficiency top the list

Packaging automation highlights included major product announcements and a powerful case study at the Conference at PACK EXPO.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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Amcor acquires Rexam Healthcare Flexibles

Amcor Flexibles will acquire Rexam Healthcare Flexibles, pending regulatory approvals.
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EU biotech labeling slammed

The National Food Processors Assn. and the Grocery Manufacturers of America sharply criticized the European Union’s recently adopted labeling and traceability rules of foods and feeds containing genetically modified ingredients.
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Q&A: Marketing is the customer

Roger Caracappa, senior vice president global packaging at New York-based Estée Lauder, talks about how his background in marketing made him a suitable candidate for head of packaging at the $4.7 billion cosmetics firm.
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Nuts to you

FDA gave the nod to the first of its qualified claims when it allowed packages of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and peanuts to contain the statement: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 oz per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.” The label must also tell consumers to check the back label for full calorie and fat information.
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Cradle-to-cradle catches on (sidebar)

Seven reasons to start a cradle-to-cradle packaging workgroup
Ready-to-eat meats that are cooked in their packaging are not subjected to the new rule on Listeria prevention.
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Hot dog!

USDA’s new rule on Listeria aims to improve operations for meat and poultry packagers.

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