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COOL labeling delayed

The FY 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill passed by Congress in mid-November contained a provision delaying mandatory country-of-origin labeling for meat, produce, and peanuts until September 30, 2008.
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Potassium labeling

Greater public awareness of the health benefits of adequate potassium and the risks of too little potassium in the diet are prompting some food manufacturers to voluntarily include potassium in the nutrition food panel.
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Healthcare packaging pros discuss critical issues

Healthcare packaging experts discuss counterfeiting, packaging and personalized medicine, oil/resin pricing concerns, and material and machinery advances.
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High-volume retailers pile demands on packaging (sidebar)

Data says RFID helps Wal-Mart cut out-of-stocks by 16%
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High-volume retailers pile demands on packaging

Retailers expect a lot from packaging, and few require more than club stores and other high-volume outlets.
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Wireless RFID printer-applicators

Avery Dennison Printer Systems now offers wireless Ethernet capability for its full line of RFID and bar code printers and print-and-apply systems, including the Model 6405 Wireless RFID printer (shown).
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RFID training classes in Michigan

Lowry Computer Products and OTA Training launch vendor neutral training starting early next month in Michigan.
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Wal-Mart, others face RFID difficulty in China

Most Chinese enterprises have little interest in RFID.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Small-diameter automatic labeler

Universal Labeling Systems has published a brochure describing its R315 small-diameter automatic labeler. Features described include variable-speed components, product feed chute, a choice of 3 label applicators, product carrier, overhead label wrapping station, and photoelectric product sensor.
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A trio of major RFID influences in 2006

Expect overseas tags, EPCglobal standards struggle, and RFID label converter repositioning through 2006.
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Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: High-speed RFID encoder/applicator

Markem Corp. offers its 800 Series high-speed RFID encoder/applicator for tagging cases of consumer goods. Machine is ideal for beverage and consumer goods industries; it is also EPCglobal Gen 2 compliant and provides users the ability to tag up to 100 cases/min.
Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) chips are an alternative to silicon chips in RFID tags. These have no threshold voltage (the power a
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Technical advances in RFID at hand

New advances in RFID include long-range HF tags, devices that work well with challenging substances, and tags that are sterilization tolerant.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Tharo Systems, Inc: Tharo Systems, Inc: Label printer/applicator

The new Tharo PA1200 Label Printer/Applicator is a cost-effective accessory for the Datamax I-Class, Zebra® Z4Mplus™ and Tharo H-Series of thermal/thermal-transfer barcode label printers.
Total Integrated Packaging Solution (TIPS) combines bar codes and RFID tag data in a serialized approach to track-and-trace auth
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Item-level ePedigree implementation

An item-level serialized RFID solution with "parent-child" association software is rolling out with five pharma pilots including for Pfizer's Viagra.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: High-speed bag labeler

EPI offers the new PLC Servo Flex-Pac Labeler for higher-speed bagmakers. Easy to set up and operate, labeler features customizable capacity based on specific bagmakers and corresponding operations.

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