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What's the beef?

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is seeking public comment on a proposed rule making regarding the definition and labeling of “United States cattle” and “United States fresh beef products.” Comments are also being solicited on whether such beef products should bear labeling claims different from currently permitted claims.
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Oberweis Dairy is 'looney' over milks

North Aurora, IL-based Oberweis Dairy, best known for its glass containers of milk, introduced in August a line of five 12-oz Looney Tunes-brand flavored milks in polyethylene terephthalate bottles.
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Pulp-packed wine bottles please customers

When Viansa Winery of Sonoma, CA, switched recently from expanded polystyrene to molded pulp packaging for the wines it ships via parcel service, the move was driven largely by environmental concerns.
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Havana brews enticing shape, graphics

The allure of Havana’s sophisticated nightlife emerges through the image of an exotic woman to become the icon that dominates the full-body shrink label adorning Havana, an iced coffee from North American Beverage Co., Ocean City, NJ.
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Kodak sees ?Advantix? in pouch

Kodak Canada Inc. is test marketing a four-pack of its Advantix-brand photographic film in a reclosable zippered gusseted pouch in Canada. It’s believed that this is the first film sold in a resealable pouch in North America.
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Multipack markets Stonyfield's soy yogurt

Organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm in May introduced O’Soy, an all-natural soy yogurt, in what it believes is a unique six-pack. The multipack “wrap” is 20-pt recycled clay-coated newsback, supplied by Old Dominion Box (Madison Heights, VA).
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Welch's opts for multilayer PP, easy-spread cap

Like other juice marketers, Welch’s has typically relied on heat-set polyethylene terephthalate when converting from glass to plastic. But the firm changed that pattern when it came time to design a plastic alternative to its 10-oz single-serve glass containers. This time, the Concord, MA-based firm opted for a translucent polypropylene bottle rather than clear PET.
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P&G tests Pringles portion pack

Procter & Gamble is test marketing Smart Stacks, a 0.81-oz portion pack of its Pringles-brand potato crisps, in a thermoformed polypropylene cup whose bottom is shaped like the curvy snack.
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Molded pulp seminar rescheduled

The attack on the U.S. and prevailing travel difficulties have prompted the International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. (Mequon, WI) to reschedule the 6th International Molded Pulp Packaging Seminar from Sept.
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FPA calls for entries

November 21, 2001 is the deadline for entries for the 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced at the association’s annual meeting at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA, Feb.
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Dispensers 'ring up' clog-free solution

After it's been used, an adhesive, sealant or insulating product that hardens inside a dispensing nozzle becomes problematic, if not impossible, to use the next time. Clear, removable WindJammer weather sealant in a pressurized 7.5-oz steel can is packaged with several replaceable nozzles and adapters to solve that problem.
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Kraft Foods scholarships honor PEF leadership

Northfield, IL-based Kraft Foods North America, a corporate member of the Packaging Education Forum (Arlington, VA), is establishing a pair of $2귔 scholarships in the names of the PEF’s most recent chairmen – James E. Scott, director of packaging engineering and design, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, and Thomas E. Hogue, director of packaging strategy, DuPont Co. (Wilmington, DE).
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Irradiation packaging

Although irradiation is now being recognized as a potent food safety tool and more and more foods have been approved for irradiation, its increased use may be limited by the small number of packaging materials and additives cleared for use in FDA regulations.
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Country-of-origin labeling knocked

Opponents of proposed new mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements are worried that a pending bill, the Consumer Right to Know Act of 2001, will be wrapped into the FY2002 Agriculture Appropriations bill due for consideration in the Senate.
These five 12-oz Looney Tunes-brand milks represent Oberweis Dairy's first use of plastic for bottled milks. Until this summer,
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Oberweis Dairy is one of approximately 10 dairies in the United States that produces Looney-Tunes-brand single-serve milks, through an unusual business arrangement.

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