A technology is sought to indicate that a product packed into a rigid metal container has not been tampered with and/or degraded over time. The solution must incorporate a method of communicating this information to the packager, retailer, or consumer. The container may be subjected to a thermal treatment for some canned foods, or a pasteurization treatment for some beverages. Click here to respond to this Tech Need.

A technology would improve the current seaming process used to attach ends to can bodies in food and aerosol canning technology. It would provide hermetic seals capable of withstanding the temperatures and pressures of in-can sterilization without contaminating the foods being packaged. Click here to respond to this Tech Need.

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