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Record setter

Pack Expo West 99 will be a record-setter, says show sponsor the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA). As of January 4, 263걱 net sq' of exhibit space had been reserved.
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Millennium marks changes for champagne labels

Beginning last September, Korbel Champagne Cellars of Guerneville, CA, changed the labels on its Brut, Extra Dry, Brut Rose and Blanc de Noir champagne bottles to commemorate the last year in this millennium.
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Brushed aluminum perks up cooking spray

In a radical departure for the cooking spray category, Mazola® Pro Chef(TM) non-stick food spray has debuted in a one-piece brushed aluminum aerosol canister from CCL Container (Chappaqua, NY).
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Arbor Mist packages wine success

Introduced in the summer of 1998 by Canandaigua Wine (Canandaigua, NY), Arbor Mist became the first wine in nearly two decades to reach sales of 1ꯠꯠ cases within the first 100 days of shipment.
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Consumers read nutrition labels

In a recent study, 80% of 1궢 adults surveyed in Washington State in 1995 and 1996 reported reading nutrition labels. The study was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
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Irradiation regs lag

It's been more than a year since FDA approved the irradiation of red meat, but USDA continues to drag its feet in producing regulations governing the use of irradiation on USDA-regulated beef products.
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New Anew comes in PET

In adding Anew Day Force, an advanced "vertical lifting lotion," to its premium line of Anew skin-care products, New York-based Avon could have specified a glass jar similar to the one used for Anew Night Force lotion.
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Justice lets corrugated converters team up

In a ruling that should give independent producers of corrugated packaging more competitive clout, the Antitrust Div. of the Justice Department has approved the formation of joint selling entities (JSE) among independents to serve customers seeking a single source of corrugated.
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Package permits expanded market reach

New equipment producing a new package means longer shelf life and broader distribution of snack-sized donuts for Carolina Foods.
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Picturesque label wins award

Alberto-Culver's back panel label for St. Ives Swiss Spa shampoo bottles recently won a first place in the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute Awards Competition (for more information on the TLMI awards, see p.
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Mrs. Butterworth's speaks to kids

Packaging for Mrs. Butterworth's new line of kid-friendly syrups includes a polypropylene bottle, a drip-proof spout, a smaller, easy-to-hold 18-oz size and a jazzy label.
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Spuds bud in barrier trays

Potatoes are breaking into a new market with Purely Idaho brand potatoes from Burley, ID-based Redi Foods. Packed in a tray with clear film lidding and sleeved in colorful paperboard, this modified-atmosphere package has a 21-day shelf life.
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In brief

New FDA Administrator Dr. Jane Henney is being urged by leading food industry groups to see that food issues are given sufficient attention. Issues needing resolution include irradiation, national uniformity in food regulations and labeling, regulation of functional foods, and other labeling reforms...Manufacturers of hearing aids seeking to add a claim for performance in noisy environments to the package labeling are no longer required by FDA, in most cases, to submit a new 510(k) premarket notification.
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More food safety

Recognizing an issue that resonates with the public, the Clinton Administration continues to give high priority to food safety. The Administation's FY2000 budget contains a 12% increase for food safety initiatives, with approximately $105 million more divided among U.S.
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Packaging for a creamy candy

Nabisco of Parsippany, NJ, recent-ly introduced Lifesavers Creme Savers®, which it calls "the first dairy-based hard candy from Lifesavers that blends real cream with classic flavors." Nabisco marketers wanted to make sure that graphics on the roll candy's overwrap had a "creamy," three-dimensional quality that would make the candy stand out on the package.

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