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Aesica, the global pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has introduced serialization services and initiated commercial production of two anti-allergy product lines for the Chinese market at its Pianezza, Italy site, for a global, multinational client.
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Aesica’s serialization services serve Chinese market

Its Italian finished dose manufacturing and packaging site’s anti-allergy packaging lines actively monitor the integrity and authenticity of products.
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Effects of FSMA on food and packaging safety
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FSMA compliance soars for those who meet existing standards

Exclusive survey results point to areas where food and beverage packagers are ready for the new FDA regulations...and a few that may require a bit more preparedness as implementation approaches.
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Packaging-specific requirements for documentation, materials disclosure, and 'FDA Letters'

Under new food safety regulations, the packaging industry learning that 'good enough' isn't really good enough. Here are specific tips to improve packaging and supplier documentation.
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How plant automation impacts product, equipment, and packaging compliance

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who does this law affect?
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Seven tips for FSMA compliance in plant automation

Here's how automation can improve compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
How automation can minimize risk and enhance process control and consistency.
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Five ways integrated software can ensure food safety

Preventing food safety risk begins with a comprehensive approach that accounts for five key software capabilities: real-time operational intelligence; trending capabilities; rich analytics; electronic standard work practices; and powerful traceability.
One IT architecture for a food safety management system
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How integrated management software enhances audit readiness

How automated food quality/safety system helps the most efficient companies eliminate errors and increase efficiencies in the auditing process.
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Eight tips for selecting food safety compliance systems

Regulations — namely, the coming requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — have spurred growth in the market for food safety and quality management software. Below are eight guidelines food and beverage manufacturers should consider when selecting a system.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Food Safety Playbook
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Expert advice, from incoming materials to packaged goods

Exclusive survey results, new articles and a whole new section on software are just some reasons why the new, expanded edition of the Packaging World Food Safety Playbook is a must-download.
David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship goes to Tri-County Technical College.
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Harvey Scholarship to SC's Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College of Pendleton, SC, has been selected to receive the 2014 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago.
Karl Kretschmer to speak at Webinar
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Mars Canada supply chain alum to give April 23 Webinar on logistics

Kretschmer, supply chain management veteran with more than a quarter-century experience at Mars Canada, will advise logistics pros on how to work efficiently with the brands they serve in this webinar hosted by Nulogy.
Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
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First LifePack Forum slated for Suzhou, China

Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
As economic conditions continue to improve worldwide, the demand for machines in sectors such as agriculture, packaging, materials handling, and machine tools will push revenues to $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013. This represents annual growth of 6.3%, more than twice the 2.9% increase seen in 2013.
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Rise of the machines includes strong packaging growth

New report from HIS forecasts industrial machinery market growth increase to double this year compared with 2013’s increase.
By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
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FDA wants pharma to move from compliance to quality

By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.
How the right coding/marking supplier can contribute to successful serialization compliance
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How the right coding/marking supplier can contribute to successful serialization compliance

In light of the new U.S. federal legislation on pharmaceutical serialization, Domino answers the question, what now?
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Mocon: Oxygen permeation test system

See it at Interpack, Hall 5, Stand J03! Suitable for food, pharmaceutical, medical device, and material producers who need to test packaging structures for oxygen permeation, the new fully-automated and user-friendly OX-TRAN Model 2/22 H oxygen permeation test system from Mocon uses advanced technology and design enhancements to significantly reduce test times depending on barrier quality.

 

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