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FDA 'lean' claim

FDA is, ahem, ‘leaning’ toward new lean claim for foods that could be used on packages of frozen snack foods.
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Nestlé adds nutritional label to confections in UK and Ireland

With interest in healthy eating on the rise in Europe, Nestlé is beginning to phase in nutritional labeling on its confectionery products in England and Ireland.
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Milestone for pediatric drug labeling

There are now 100 pediatric drugs that contain additional labeling information on safety, efficacy, dosing, and unique risks for children.
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RFID for now and tomorrow

Matt Ream of Zebra Technologies talks about RFID implementation and offers predictions as to where this technology is headed.
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Track-and-trace for pharma manufacturers

INTERPHEX : Domino is showing a new system that was created in conjunction with Systech to deliver full track-and-trace capability for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
RFID for healthcare markets is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to reach $2.3 billion by 2011.
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Unraveling RFID for pharma

Frost & Sullivan's RFID expert assesses RFID in the healthcare and pharma markets.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

The new Marathon XL labeler from B&H Labeling Systems is equipped with SMARTdrive, the first all-electronic drive train, company says. A servomotor-driven feedscrew and container stabilization feature allows the machine to handle containers from 8 oz to 3 L at speeds to 650/min.
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SIDEBAR: <b>RFID tags take the heat</b>

Almost all of E&PS's shipments to Wal-Mart are full loads. However, for its less-than-pallet-load "partial shipments," E&PS bundles two to three cases together via shrink wrap.
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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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