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Recall boosts biotech opponents

The discovery of genetically engineered corn not approved for human consumption in Taco Bell taco shells has given new fodder to opponents of biotech foods.
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Sour sugar reaction

The food industry strongly objects to a petition by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) that FDA require the addition of “added sugars” to the nutrition label.
Optima (Schw?bisch Hall, Germany) has opened a new building and associated central administration offices in Vinhedo, Brazil.
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Relocations, expansions

The Kennedy Group (Willoughby, OH) has moved into a new 80ꯠ sq’ facility, located on a 26-acre campus at 38601 Kennedy Parkway, Willoughby, OH 44094; phone: 440/951-7660, fax: 440/951-3253.
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International agreements

Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) has signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Packaging Resources Inc. (Lake Forest, IL).
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Impaxx (Schaumburg, IL) has purchased Pac-West Label and Graphics (Schaumburg, IL).
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Appointments, promotions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL): Edwin W. Parkinson, president, CEO. —The New Resina® Corp. (Brooklyn, NY): Andrew May, president.
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A work of art

Every year since 1975, Kenwood Vineyards, owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars, has created a special bottle of wine that is as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate.
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Keeping it simple

Anthony Logistics For Men™, a skin and body care line rolled into the national market at select stores and online catalog sites in October. Market testing revealed that not only did men want products that were fragrance-free and made with natural ingredients such as aloe and wheat, but the packaging had to be easy to use as well.
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Singularly premium packs

Since the International Chocolate Co., Salt Lake City, UT, changed the packaging for its Single-Bean Chocolate Bars, the product has become its best-selling item. Tim Bergquist of International Chocolate says the candy’s popularity is due in part to a switch from multipacks to the single bars that the company now sells.
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Coors bottle echoes Rockies

Coors' five-layer plastic bottle for Coors Lite has a Rocky Mountains motif molded into the sidewall.
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Triarc goes triangular

White Plains, NY-based Triarc Beverage Corp. has introduced Mistic® Zotics™, a line of exotically flavored, all-natural drinks packaged in distinctive three-sided bottles.
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Baking soda shake up

The Arm & Hammer Div. of Church & Dwight now offers its all-natural baking soda in a waterproof “sink-side” container that is an alternative to its venerable 59¢ paperboard “Yellow Box.” The 12-oz white pigmented high-density polyethylene container, which keeps water out, allows consumers to keep baking soda closer to the sink.
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Sonoco adds POP contract packaging

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: The Packaging Services (SPS) division of Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) now offers contract packaging services of the point-of-purchase displays that it manufactures.
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Spout pouch takes its stand

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Bell, a European food company, is packaging its new chicken and steak barbecue sauce products in an inverted stand-up pouch with a closure that acts as a base. Huhtamaki Van Leer Packaging Worldwide (Germany) converts the pouch material.
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BluePrint packs cases with vision smarts

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: A high-speed, vision-guided bag orienter/sorter was on display at the booth of BluePrint Automation.

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