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Perrigo and Tyco develop theft-resistant infant formula container

Security systems integrator Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) has collaborated with Perrigo Nutritionals to develop a theft-resistant infant formula container for The Kroger Company, a retailer in the US.

Infant formula company Perrigo Nutritionals, which invested $29m to develop the new theft-resistant package, helped in developing the new SmarTub packaging in a bid to facilitate retailers in minimizing the costs of theft associated with infant formula.

The container includes a Sensormatic Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tag which, when placed in an electromagnetic field resonates and alert the retail store’s staff of the theft.

TycoIS vice president of retail sales and operations Mike Creedon said the new package is compatible with the company’s EAS tag and has been designed to reduce shrinkage for retailers across the country that sell Perrigo baby formula.

"By tagging the product right at the point of manufacture, our customers can be sure their product is protected from step one," Creedon said.