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Cradle-to-cradle catches on (sidebar)

Seven reasons to start a cradle-to-cradle packaging workgroup
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Web Plus: New or enhanced Web sites

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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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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on Packworld.com discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.
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Food Safety & the Role of X-Ray Inspection

There are any number of reasons you may be considering X-ray inspection for your product.
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Constantia Hueck Foils Inc: High-security foil

Hueck Foils offers its Protecco® anticounterfeiting blister foil that can be customized with holographic patterns with a customer’s logo, for example.
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New health claims process proposed

In comments to the Food and Drug Administration, GMA proposed the establishment of a premarket notification program for qualified health claims on food labels based on the existing model used for generally recognized as safe (GRAS) substances and food contact materials.
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A healthier message

The Food and Drug Administration has created a Better Information for Better Health task force to find ways to inform consumers of the health consequences of their food choices.
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Countering the counterfeiters

Aventis Pharma Argentina is using a printed holographic push-through blister pack to fight counterfeiters of its popular Novalgina analgesic tablets.
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Whatever happened to...?

In an effort to reduce its regulatory backlog, FDA decided to withdraw 83 proposed actions published more than five years ago.
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COO comments

The American Frozen Food Institute, Grocery Manufacturers of America, and the National Food Processors Assn. submitted joint comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture detailing their objections to the proposed country-of-origin labeling guidelines that will be used as a model for mandatory regulations taking effect on September 30, 2004.
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Marketing alliance for anti-counterfeit inks

Sun Chemical and InkSure have formed a strategic marketing alliance that will enable them to offer machine-readable ink-based brand and document authentication solutions under the SunSure™ brand name.
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Pipeline: The many 'phaces' of pharma expenditures

Pharmaceutical manufacturers—and the images they project to their various publics—today seem to be confusing at best. Like other product manufacturers, they have become global businesses, doing business worldwide in a variety of ways.
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Pharmaceutical pros express packaging concerns

Scannable bar codes, package security, counterfeiting, and FDA compliance are the top issues that concern Packaging World readers from the pharmaceutical industry.
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Manual on anticounterfeiting, no; useful compendium, yes

Whether a book or an anthology, this volume on pharmaceutical anticounterfeiting is both interesting and valuable, but flawed.
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Web Plus: Web-based tool cuts packaging costs

In a 1999 study of its own internal packaging processes, Minneapolis-based 3M (www.3M.com/packaging) discovered that tighter control of packaging information worldwide could save millions of dollars annually.
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Fee or tax?

Like the budgets of other administrations before it, the Bush 2004 budget contains “user fees” on food processing facilities regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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More time for testing

FDA has asked the Office of Management and Budget to extend its approval of consumer surveys used by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in deciding labeling policies for food and dietary supplements.

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