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Contoured bottle fits Hansen's entrance into single-serve water

Hansen Beverage Co. entered the single-serve flavored water market in July with its Energy Water line sold in a 24-oz hot-filled polyethylene terephthalate bottle from Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI).
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Lettuce in twin MAP packs

"Fresh now and fresh later," is how spokeswoman Robin Sprague of Fresh Express, Salinas, CA, describes the company's new Twin Pack of attached side-by-side bags of lettuce. "Consumers can use half of the pack immediately, and keep the other bag under modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) conditions to maintain freshness," she informs Packworld.com. "It's a unique concept that offers more convenience to consumers."
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Pasta found in pouches

Recently spotted by Packaging World editors at Chicago-area Dominick’s and Jewel grocery stores is a new Barilla pasta line packaged in what appears to be paper/foil-laminated stand-up pouch holding 8.9 oz of uncooked, dry pasta.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_08_30_001.shtml">New blisterpack safety protoco

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: A NEW protocol testing standard for blister packs is to be published in November. The move has been announced by the British Standards Institute following prompting from the Department of Health. Click logo for full article.
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The CP moves my cheese

A couple of months ago, I prepared a packaging trends report for the conference program that accompanied the Converting Machinery/Materials Intl. show.
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Vibrant label whirls with color

In February, White Rock Products Corp., Whitestone, NY, introduced Southern Swirl carbonated soft drinks in a 12-oz glass bottle decorated with a six-color, clear heat-transfer body label.
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Relocations, expansions

Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) broke ground for a new film production facility in Greer, SC, on April 18, 2001. —EaglePack Corp.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Interfilm Holdings, Inc. (Piedmont, SC) has signed a distribution agreement with the Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) to be a distributor of Opticite polystyrene label films.
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International agreements

Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) has formed a strategic relationship with Givaudan (Geneva, Switzerland) and Roche Vitamins Inc. (Parsippany, NJ) to bring product development and marketing solutions to manufacturers of fortified applications.
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Appointments, promotions

Primo Angeli Inc. (San Francisco, CA): Richard Scheve, creative dir.; Lynn Ritts, creative dir.; Brian Lovell, creative dir.; Aaron Stapley, creative dir.
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Juiced-up graphics

In a dramatic departure from its old packaging, Snapple’s Mistic Drinks unveiled a new, more contemporary-looking bottle in the marketplace earlier this year.
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A sharper image

To help Schick/Wilkinson Sword, Milford, CT, design a package for its new razor that appeared as sculpted as the product inside, Fisher Design’s (Cincinnati, OH) creative team devised bold, sleek graphics to deliver greater product visibility.
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Industry develops guidelines for allergen labeling

The Food Allergy Issues Alliance, a group of food trade associations and other organizations focused on allergy-related topics, has issued the Food Allergen Labeling Guidelines to help the estimated seven million Americans with food allergies avoid foods that might make them sick.
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FDA reorganizes food additive functions

FDA replaced its Office of Premarket Approval with a new Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) in an effort to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its reviews.
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Group opposes California plastic packaging tax bill

The California Packaging Alliance, a coalition of state and national organizations supporting a comprehensive, integrated approach to solid waste management, strongly opposes legislation in the California Senate that includes a packaging tax to support plastic recycling requirements.

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