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Expo Pack Mexico is a strong draw

Coming to Centro Banamex in Mexico City is a dynamic show that draws packaging and processing professionals from all the major Mexican states.
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Tips on interns

As you organize your summer packaging engineer intern program this year, these three steps are important to remember.
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OTC drug packagers: FDA mulls changes to unique program

If you’re an over-the-counter drug, it sometimes must seem like prescription drugs are your popular older sibling who gets all the attention.
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Retail, packaging trends provide opportunities in India

Major industries exist to create wealth; this is the general understanding.
The PharmaPort™ 360 from Cool Containers is an active hybrid container. What that means is that it’s designed to hold one pallet of product, and is set to maintain a temperature range for temperature-sensitive products. A client would lease the containers from UPS, and we would deliver them to the client pre-cooled. They would put their pallet load in there, close it, seal it, and make sure the temperature is set correctly. Then it is transported from origin to destination.
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Voice of the experts: Controlled room temperature packaging considerations

Healthcare Packaging (HCP) speaks with Mark Davis, UPS Healthcare Logistics Manager, who specializes in temperature-sensitive solutions, about packaging and shipping temperature-sensitive products.
New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
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GS1 Healthcare US releases implementation guideline for using GS1 standards to address FDA Unique Device Identification

New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
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.
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.

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