A covert taggant is mixed into the regular varnish used on the label. The taggant is detected by a small hand held reader. When the correct taggant is present the reader will give a green light. To demonstrate put the reader over the area where it says 30 tablets and push the button. A blue light will come on indicating that the reader is on. Move the reader down into the circle with the pill. A green light will come on indicating the taggant is present.
(Rare earth elements added to the ink, substrate, or varnish which can be detected using IR wavelengths causing a reaction not common in nature.)
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