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Scrutinizing supplements

A troubling report from the Institute of Medicine, a Congressional information resource in Washington, has squarely put the spotlight on the lack of regulation of dietary supplement products.
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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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Explore new controls technologies

Engineers, managers, and machine builders designing control and measurement systems will benefit from the insight of leading industry experts as part of the first-ever Automation Developers Forum.
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Post Pack Expo observations on machinery developments

Chinna Chinnakaruppan, manager of project engineering at Schering-Plough’s Kenilworth, NJ, plant, talks about recent trends in packaging machinery.
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Uniform compliance date

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has established January 1, 2008, as the uniform compliance date for new food labeling regulations issued between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2006.
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FDA's subtle supplement message

Agency pushes ‘gently’ to achieve more accurate information on dietary supplement product labels.
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SICK, Inc: New vision sensors

Sick has launched two new vision sensors for packaging applications. The Area Gloss Detector (AGD) detects the gloss from a product, making it useful for bottle rotation or checking for weld seams or label presence; the AGD uses reflections created by its own integrated light source in order to detect orientation.
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Thompson Scale: Intermediate checkweighers

The new 4693i Intermediate Package Checkweigher from Thompson Scale is designed for the institutional and packaged food mfg., specialty chemical, and corrosive or caustic product industries.
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PSI: PSI: Metal detection liner

Lock Inspection Systems has developed the X-treme metal detector liner, sealed to IP67 standards and capable of withstanding high-pressure hose cleaning conditions to 1ꯠ psi.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Real-time monitoring

Safeline has launched a new software/hardware combination designed to connect and monitor a network of metal detectors within a plant, or connect a number of plants or lines within an organization.
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Cognex Corporation: Industrial vision sensors

Cognex has added the In-Sight 5400C color vision sensor (shown) and the In-Sight 5401 high-resolution model to its 5000 Series of industrial-grade vision sensors.
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High-res X-ray

The new X-Scan high-resolution X-ray linear array detector from Detection Technology is designed for demanding X-ray inspection and scanning applications such as pharmaceuticals or foods.
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Tips to improve sterile packaging line efficiency

Want to reap the benefits of on-time production and eliminate preventable line problems? Here are tips to get the most out of your inspection systems, buffers, ergonomic stations, and robotic systems.
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FDA's subtle supplement message

Agency pushes ‘gently’ to achieve more accurate information on dietary supplement product labels.

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