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Back in the U.S.A.

Drug reimportation legislation seems likely to pass in Congress. It may jumpstart track-and-trace packaging technology.
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The wrap-up: All in a day's work

Reader inquiries are an interesting part of a packaging editor's workweek.
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Top 10 FDA developments

Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging columnist and attorney-at-law Eric F. Greenberg (www.ericfgreenbergpc.com) offered a list of key issues pertaining to healthcare packaging during the Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum (www.packworld.com/ppf), To read the complete story, visit this site.
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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection

The new X4 X-ray inspection line from Loma Systems offers new high-speed USB connectivity and a Windows® XP operating system with an intuitive graphical touchscreen display
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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection

The new X4 X-ray inspection line from Loma Systems offers new high-speed USB connectivity and a Windows® XP operating system with an intuitive graphical touchscreen display.
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Batching Systems: Optical scanning for pharmaceuticals

Due to a recent partnership, Diamond Machine Works offers new electronic tablet counters incorporating optical scanning technology from Batching Systems.
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Flexible checkweigher

WeighPack now offers the Striker Checkweigher, equipped to handle weight ranges from 15g to 310g and suitable for a variety of different packaging types including bags, bottles, cans, cartons, and boxes.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: High-performance x-ray

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific POWERx™, a new line of high-performance x-ray systems for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Food Fight

Some in Congress want a new agency for food safety as well as new standards for safeguarding the nation’s food supply.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Enhanced x-ray inspection

Smiths Detection’s new X-ray technology now includes the SimulTask 4.0 and MDX.
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Cornerstone Automation Systems Inc: Easy-install checkweigher

Cornerstone Automation System offers the CASI-841, a low-cost checkweigher featuring rapid installation and integration.
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CAN-based concepts run food slicing machine

A CAN network links I/O, a checkweigher, and an optical weigher over a distance of 164’.
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Flexible filler doubles pack speeds

Dual-head auger filling system with integrated checkweigher easily adapts to different powder density, humidity, and temperature conditions.
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And just like that, packaging for irradiation is broadened

There may never have been a technology quite like irradiation of foods and packaging. Legal clearances for its use keep expanding, but commercial acceptance of it doesn’t appear to be keeping pace.
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'Natural' claims on RTE food packaging

USDA has a beef with some ready-to-eat deli packages. Companies are being forced to ditch “natural” copy on packaging.

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