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Prop 65 for Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts legislature is considering a chemical warning label bill patterned after California's Proposition 65. Testifying in opposition before the state Joint Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee, GMA and NFPA both argued strongly against the bill.
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Thanks, Ben

For the first time since Packaging World began publishing in January, '94, this space is not filled by packaging news and opinions of Ben Miyares.
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More on irradiation

In comments to USDA on its proposed new regulations allowing the use of irradiation on meat and poultry products, FMI strongly supported irradiation and said informed consumer choice is essential to its success.
Marc Anderson, vp of manufacturing (far left) and Dick Wendroth, plant engineer, stand beside one of three new print-and-apply l
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Print-and-apply applies to carton converter

Automated print-and-apply labeling replaces manual case labeling and eliminates inventorying preprinted label stock. Combined labor and material savings top $100ꯠ/yr for folding carton converter Walter G. Anderson, Inc.
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FDA OKs functional food

In what many observers think will be the first in a flood of new "functional foods," FDA gave a green light for the sale of Take Control, a new margarine manufactured by Lipton that in tests sharply lowered cholesterol.
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Ocean Spray firmly grasps handled PET

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., broke new ground in mid-April by introducing a 1-gal, clear, heat-set polyethylene terephthalate bottle that incorporates a preformed polypropylene side handle.
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New look and shape for aseptic packs

"We think it's a revolutionary packaging development."That's what Jim Montealegre, vice president of procurement, product development, graphics and legal services at Golden Valley Foods, has to say about the Prisma package from Tetra Pak (Chicago, IL).
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Goldfish 'swim' to overseas markets

Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish crackers are in plentiful supply throughout the U.S. in both gable-top and paper-bag package formats. But to launch the popular snack overseas, Pepperidge Farm, a division of Campbell Soup Co.
After logging into Monarch?s extranet from the home page (above), subscribers can drill down into specific label formats, such a
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Digital 'library' promises easier bar-code compliance

Many retailers require manufacturers to label their primary and transport packaging with a retailer-specific bar-coded label format. Labels that don't scan or are otherwise out of compliance with retailers' specifications can often result in big fines levied against the manufacturer.
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French brewer pioneers new barrier technology

Among the highlights of interpack 99, May 6-12 in Dsseldorf, Germany, was the ACTIS high-barrier bottle coating developed by Sidel (Norcross, GA).
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Neckhanger appeals to teens

A new on-pack promotion combines two things teens love: hair styling products and the popular television show "Dawson's Creek." Attached to the entire Dep line of styling products is a colorful neckhanger advertising the show's new Web site and a chance to win the title character's necklace, says Lisa Cogan, brand manager at Dep Corp., Rancho Dominguez, CA.
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Square PET jar in a round hole

AC Humko has successfully fit a square peg in what ordinarily is a round hole on the store shelf. The Memphis-based firm's new plastic jar for non-dairy creamer is square while just about everyone else's is round.
Kiss & Tell?s packaging includes outer packaging that acts as a stand to hold and show off the uniqueness of the bottle. The des
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Bottle serves up a choice of scents

A unique "bottle-in-bottle" design and extensive outer packaging make this perfume a unique choice in an industry where the senses can be easily overloaded.
Specialty films help the unusual Flexible Ice reusable ice product withstand multiple freeze/thaw cycles and the rigors of trans
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Film's flexibility fits ice packs

Puncture-resistant film protects Forever Ice's 'reusable' ice to withstand repeated freezing and thawing. A custom tf/f/s machine improves efficiency.
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Packaging takes on a Latin flavor

The co-location of Expopak de las Americas 99 and Procesa 99 at the Mexico City Sports Palace, June 22 to 25, is expected to attract 25ꯠ attendees from North, Central and South America.

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