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Ciba Enters Food Labeling Market

9:22 AM MDT | July 24, 2007 | Kerri Walsh

Ciba Specialty Chemicals says it is producing a temperature-sensitive, color-changing pigment and the inks they are used in for use on labels that are applied to cold meat packages. The pigment changes color to signal that meat has been left out at room temperature for a prolonged period of time (photo). Ciba has formed a joint venture with Bizerba (Balinger, Germany), which is producing the labels. Ciba claims its labeling system is more efficient than a “sell-by-date” label, which does not indicate the temperature at which fresh meat has been...

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