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Reclosable fitment cashes in for Arm & Hammer

To eliminate the possibility of having opened packages on store shelves, Church & Dwight Co., maker of Arm & Hammer® products, decided to change the packaging for its Carpet and Room Deodorizer.
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Sargento to debut in-line slider

In January, Sargento Foods, Plymouth, WI, will become the first user of the Hefty® Slide-Rite® reclosure system on a package produced on a form/fill/seal machine.
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Harmonizing corrugated sizes

The Fibre Box Assn. has announced an agreement with Europe’s corrugated box group on compatibility size standards. In the United States, the standard is known as Common Footprint Containers (CFC). It permits two sizes that interlock and can be interstacked.
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Getting a handle on salsa packaging

In April, Frito-Lay rolled out its Tostitos™ brand salsa in a 28-oz plastic jug that features an integral handle and a wide-mouth closure. According to David Miller, senior technologist with Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Corp., the multilayer polypropylene bottle is coextrusion-blown by Continental Plastic Containers (Irving, TX) and incorporates an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier.
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Regal solution protects bottles

Chalone Vineyard of Napa, CA, is the first to benefit from a new molded fiber technology called PulpFusion. Regale claims it can reduce costs by 80% and lead time by 90% compared to other molded fiber technologies.
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Sporty pouch will be a U.S. first

from InterBev 2000: Following more than two years of development, Hydrade Beverage Co., Dallas, TX, unveiled in New Orleans its 500-mL stand-up pouch for the sports drink category. Intended for on-the-go use, the pouch has a laminated PET/foil/PET/PE structure and a resealable fitment for convenience. Sourced and contract filled overseas, it will debut in four varieties in the U.S. in early 2001.
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Prize figures <br> are 'capped'

from InterBev 2000: Antarctica brand guarana beverage from Brazil-based Ambev has a toy prize inside the hollow 'cap' that tops the shrink wrapped 8-oz PET bottles. Each patented, ring-shaped Cap Container contains one of 40 different Pokémon™ figures.
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Packaging consultants directory now searchable online

The Directory of Packaging Consultants from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is now available in searchable format or as a free download on the new IoPP Packaging Consultants Council Web site at http://www.packagingconsultants.org/.
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Atlantis starts-up seven-layer film line

A new seven-layer cast coextruded film line is debuting at Atlantis Plastics, Custom Films Division, Atlanta, GA.
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Ban functional foods, says CSPI

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, DC-based consumer activist group, is calling on the FDA to halt the sale of dozens of functional foods it says contain ingredients not considered safe by the agency.
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What's in a name?

European vintners have been protesting the use by their American counterparts of overseas place names, such as Burgundy, in France, or the name of European-grown grapes on their wine labels.
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Organic alcohol?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is in the process of finalizing its labeling regulations for organic food products. It expects to complete the task by the end of 2000, which will be followed by a 12 to 18 month implementation period.
Manufacturers like Herman Goelitz Candy and Hormel Foods know their products (seen at left, below, and above) must readily scan
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Bad bar codes provoke retailer penalties

Herman Goelitz Candy, Hormel Foods and 3M strive for bar-code readability to satisfy retailers.
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Bad bar codes provoke retailer penalties (sidebar)

Kmart demands scannable codes
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Bad bar codes provoke retailer penalties (sidebar)

Bar-code inspection basics

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