Formed beef patties are automatically dropped into formed trays by a retractable conveyor system
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Migros 'MAPS' out a meat strategy

The Migros chain of supermarkets in Switzerland relies on barrier materials and centralized, modified-atmosphere packaging for its case-ready fresh ground beef.
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Adidas runs with new printers

Unhappy with the speed of its previous shipping case printers, Portland, OR-based Adidas America replaced the equipment with 38 new 9840 printers from Monarch Marking Systems (Miamisburg, OH).
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Brits debate genetic food labeling

The controversy between the U.S. and Europe over whether or not genetically altered foods should be so labeled heated up recently when the British Medical Assn.
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Luxurious look for premium products

A new line of Log Cabin syrups and pancake mixes fills a gap in the marketplace between mainstream brands and high-priced specialty brands, says Ed Yuhas, director of con-sumer marketing for Aurora Foods, Columbus, OH.
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Show me the symbol

USDA has received more than 700 responses from consumers demanding that irradiated ground beef be clearly labeled so consumers know what they're buying.
Ranpak uses virtual reality modeling to demo its protective packaging equipment
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Site answers food label approval questions

Food packagers seeking guidance on obtaining approvals from USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) may want to visit Prime Label Consultants' (Washington, DC) site at www.primelabel.com.
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Software awards compute well

Packages for driving and flying software win recognition in the third-annual Software Package Awards presented by the Software & Information Industry Assn.
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Nitrate labeling debate

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) wants a panel of scientific experts to review data on sodium nitrite before listing it as "harmful to consumers" under the State's Proposition 65 chemical warning label law.
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Print market, technology perspectives

Graphical Arts Technical Foundation forcasts print markets, while a book from the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. reflects recent changes in flexogrphic printing
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New label doesn't corrode

Aggressive cleaning products and labels often don't mix. Just ask Wayne, NJ-based Castrol. The printing on the surface-printed in-mold label used on 1-gal jugs of its Super Clean(TM) cleaner and degreaser was disintegrating whenever the liquid cleaner dripped over the label.
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A Whoopi champagne celebration

Korbel attempts to bring champagne into summer celebrations with a Brut Rose bottle decorated with artwork by comedienne Whoopi Goldberg.
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Labeling uniformity bill re-introduced

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS, has re-introduced the National Uniformity for Food Act to require national uniformity of food safety warnings on labeling, advertising and other forms of public communication.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
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Bottled water gets hip

A unique, flask-shaped container made of polyethylene terephthalate for Vijay mineral water is attracting the attention of consumers in Australia, where the package debuted in January.
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Tea labels push process printing

Flexo moves toward six-color, too

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