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.
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.
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.
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.
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).