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Groups support alcohol facts labeling

Public interest groups the National Consumers League and Shape Up America held a news conference demanding that the Bureau of Alcohol Tax and Trade immediately mandate an Alcohol Facts panel on labels of beer, wine, and distilled spirits similar to panels on food and beverage packaging.
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Radio-frequency identification
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The experts
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Tech trend: Embedded tags
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Tech trend: Forklift-enabled RFID
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Tech trend: RFID sensors
From SoBe and from Trinity Springs: hot-fill PET bottles that don't require vacuum panels in the sidewalls.
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Look what's coming down the packaging pike

From sustainability to high-pressure sterilization to nanotechnology, developments in food and beverage packaging hold tremendous promise.
The GPS track-and-trace device measures about six inches.
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GPS track-and-trace demo

UCLA researchers demonstrate a wireless GPS-sensor tracking system that targets the cold chain and other applications.
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Qualified health claims hard to swallow

FDA reconsiders wording as food packagers become interested in making health claims on package labels.
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'Stellar' year for packaging machinery shipments

U.S. packaging machinery shipments surged 9.3% to an estimated $5.344 billion last year according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 11th annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
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CPP EXPO SET FOR OCT. 29-NOV. 2, 2006

Converting & Package Printing Expo will co-locate with Pack Expo Intl. and Food Processing Machinery Expo in Chicago’s McCormick Place. The cooperative initiative demonstrates the supply chain from packaging design and conception to product placement on the shelf.
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Packaging machinery demand rising in China

According to The Freedonia Group, China represents one of the fastest-growing markets for packaging machinery in the world.
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High-speed RFID encoder/applicator

Markem Corp.
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Probiotic labeling needs tightening

The growing popularity in Europe of dairy and other beverages labeled probiotic have led to calls for tighter regulation of the claim.
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Organic labels on cosmetics OK

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reversed itself and will now allow cosmetics to bear the “USDA Organic” label.

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