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April 12, 2007

Laser Fruit Labels?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The days of peeling pesky stickers off apples and tomatoes may soon be over. A Georgia company is seeking federal approval for a laser that etches indelible but edible labels onto the skins of fruits and vegetables.

The laser device could tag onions, cucumbers, kiwis, pears _ all manner of produce _ according to Durand-Wayland Inc. The company wants federal regulations amended to allow it, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

AP article by Andrew Bridges

April 12, 2007 in Labeling | Permalink

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