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Clarification

Omitted from a Product Access review on p. 100 of Packaging World’s May ‘00 issue was that Drug Plastics & Glass Co. (Boyertown, PA) uses a proprietary Porcelene™ process to produce a high-density polyethylene bottle with a superior gloss, comparable to that of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Nutrition labeling for fresh meat

Packages of all fresh meat and poultry would be required to bear the same nutrition labeling as processed and frozen meat and poultry under legislation introduced by Rep.
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FDA working on trans-fat labeling

New trans-fat labeling requirements must provide information easily understood by consumers, be scientifically accurate and not mislead consumers about the food’s nutrient content, the Grocery Manufacturers of America told FDA in its comments about proposed new regulations.
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CSPI wants limit on supplement claims

Allowing labels of untested dietary supplements to contain the same claims as labels of nonprescription drugs that have been tested and found safe and effective is “crazy,” says CSPI.
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Good for the goose

GMA and the National Food Processors Assn. are calling on FDA to apply the same policy on health claims to both conventional foods and dietary supplements.
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GMA testifies on biotech labeling

GMA’s director of international trade and environmental affairs told a California Senate committee that proposals to require labeling of biotech products, such as those pending in Congress and in the California legislature, mistakenly raise questions about food safety and contribute to global trade tensions.
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Congressional report also touts biotech products

Agricultural biotech also got a strong thumbs-up in a report issued by the House Subcommittee on Basic Research. In a letter accompanying the report, subcommittee chairman Rep.
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Brazil exempts U.S. from packing requirements

Brazil took the U.S. off its list of countries that must fumigate its solid wood packing material (SWPM) before it leaves the country and must include a phytosanitary certificate before being exported.
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Relocations, expansions

Rexam Medical Packaging (Mundelein, IL) will invest $25 million in new equipment over the next two years, including new tandem coextrusion coating and laminating equipment, blown film coextrusion capacity, and custom-designed bag-and pouch-making equipment.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has offered to purchase all outstanding shares of Champion Intl. (Stamford, CT). International Paper has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Motorola, Inc.
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International agreements

Elopak (New Hudson, MI) has announced a joint venture with iplas (Cologne, Germany) and alfill (Hamburg, Germany) to complete and commercialize a plasma barrier coating system for plastic bottles.
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Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bernhard Baumgartner, president, CEO; Ronald Wallner, vp, COO; Rick Niespodziani, vp, service; Rob Hoskins, mgr., regional sales; Gary Burnside, mgr., regional sales; Pat Carroll, mgr., regional sales.
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Biscotti takes Art Deco look

Shades of brown and orange warm up the packaging of Nikola’s Biscotti, Minneapolis, MN, sold in gourmet coffee shops and cafes around the world.
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Right as rain

To communicate Rain Vodka’s natural organic grain and premium quality, Spar Inc. (New Orleans, LA) redesigned the spirit’s bottle to resemble a clear, pure raindrop.
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Juiced-up labels

Thirty-year-old After The Fall fruit beverages from Smucker Quality Beverages, Chino, CA, needed a packaging redesign to convey a “hipper” attitude.

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