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When RFID succeeds, then what?

Many might not agree with the premise that RFID will be widely accepted and will profoundly affect retailers and, of course, packagers that supply them with product. But, humor me; let’s look at what it might mean.
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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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Item-level ePedigree

An item-level serialized RFID solution with “parent-child” association software is rolling out with five pharmaceutical applications including Pfizer’s Viagra.
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FDA may expand "lean" labels

The Food and Drug Administration may expand its nutrient content claim labeling regulation for “lean” to cover food products categorized as “mixed dishes not measurable with a cup” provided they contain less than 8 g of total fat, no more than 3.5 g of saturated fat, and 80 mg of cholesterol.
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Allergen law explained

FDA has published advice for consumers on interpreting the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004. The labeling requirements, which will help consumers identify foods containing allergens, took effect for FDA-regulated foods on January 1, 2006.
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Critics fire back at uniform labeling law

The Center for Science in the Public Interest accused supporters of the proposed National Uniformity for Food Act of an attack on state food laws.
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Pro Mach acquires Mahaffy & Harder Engineering

Pro Mach has acquired the product line and certain assets of Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co., a provider of hf/f/s and tray sealing packaging equipment.
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Stronger allergen labeling in EU

Labels of food products produced in the European Union after November 25, 2005, must clearly state the presence of any of 12 listed allergens. The new directive eliminates the “25-percent rule” that exempted ingredients of a compound ingredient from being declared if the compound ingredient made up less than 25% of the final food.
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Smart reader offers embedded software

Intermec Technologies Corp. has embedded IBM's WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure (WRDI) into its IF5 RFID reader, creating an "intelligent" RFID reader that automates the process of routing and managing incoming data from RFID tags, even from remote locations.
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Yak ice cream?

FDA is considering a petition by the International Ice Cream Association to update the 30-year old Standards of Identity for ice cream. Ice cream manufacturers want more flexibility to use new technologies and ingredients.
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RFID R&D and test facility

Accu-Sort Systems’ RFID Center of Excellence is a combination R&D center and testing facility located in Hatfield, PA, north of Philadelphia.
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Interphex2006 is where the industry meets

Packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical packaging sectors are setting their sights on Interphex, which returns once again to the Jacob K.
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Stretch wrapper with integrated RFID

Lantech's Q-300 Wrap 'n Read stretch wrapper offers fully integrated RFID tag reading.

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