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Study: Current nutrition labels least usable

Current government-mandated nutrition labels on food are ineffective at improving nutrition, though there are better options available, according to a recent study from McGill University that compared four types of labels.


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Label/print verification system

The METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision Mosaic 360° vision inspection system employs 6 cameras to inspect labels on bottles, jars, cans and tubes; it automatically verifies each label is complete and correctly applied and matches the product inside the package.


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Continuous ink jet printer

The Domino A520i continuous ink jet printer features a stainless steel exterior, 3-stage fluid management system, plenum airflow cooling system and remote user interface touch panel.


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Study: COOL labels economically not worth the fight

New research from Kansas State University finds most shoppers are unaware origin labels exist on their packages of meat.

The US government is appealing the WTO’s rejection of the US Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, but most consumers aren't willing to pay extra for the label.


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Roll-fed labeler

Applying an extruded film of hot melt adhesive to pre-programmed locations on a label through a vertical pattern nozzle, the B & H Marathon + GES 2.0 roll-fed labeler requires no operator setup or adjustment during production.


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Multi-camera software

Equipped with a range of packaging inspection capabilities, Microscan Visionscape I-PAK VH software controls and visualizes the inspections of up to 4 machine vision smart cameras at once.


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Stretch sleeve labels

Available in a range of sizes with 360° print coverage, Automated Packaging Systems AutoSleeve stretch sleeve labels come in clear or white opaque films, both plain and printed in up to 10 colors; they are manufactured in 2-, 3- or 4-mil thicknesses and are 100% recyclable.


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Feds appeal WTO's rejection of COOL rule; Cattlemen Association says let it die

The US government is appealing the WTO’s rejection of the US Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, but some meat packers think Washington should let the issue die.


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US, China to protect common food names

The US dairy industry praised the results of recent meetings with China where officials committed to stronger protections for common food names.

The recent US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meetings should facilitate the export of products such as Feta and Parmesan cheese to China.


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Unilever drops lawsuit over ‘Just Mayo’

Multinational consumer goods company Unilever, makers of Hellman’s mayonnaise, announced Thursday it has withdrawn its lawsuit against Hampton Creek over the labeling of its Just Mayo product.


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