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Drug labeling for kids

FDA has issued new labeling rules designed to clarify drug dosage for children. Labels for drugs frequently prescribed in pediatric cases must contain appropriate dosages for children.
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Fresh Express tests a transverse zipper

A leader in fresh-cut produce, Fresh Express Inc. of Salinas, CA, now is testing a zipper reclosure feature on 1-lb bags of garden salad. The pack is among the first to use the Z-Patch partial-width zipper, which comes from Z-Patch, Inc.
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Tropicana twists again

In April Tropicana Products of Bradenton, FL, will launch Tropicana Twister in a new 20-oz five-layer bottle made by Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY).
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Child-resistant packaging

Producers of child-resistant packaging are invited to submit their product names for an index list to be included in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revision of D 3475, Standard Classification of Child-Resistant Packages.
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High-barrier films

Newly developed metallized oriented polypropylene called Ultra High Barrier film shows moisture and oxygen barrier properties approaching those of paper/foil/polyethylene structures.
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Shrink band decorates Christmas tree package

Italian chocolate manufacturer Perugina has exported chocolate-covered cherries to the U.S. at Christmas time for several years now. But this year for the first time the Christmas tree-shaped package that holds the foil-wrapped delicacies comes with an added component: a polyvinyl chloride band.
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Small package poses big challenge

Ecoly Intl. was in a sticky situation. The company needed to downsize its 10-oz Oak Tree Finishing Aerated Hairspray into a 1.7-oz version for use in a travel kit, without losing rich package graphics and extensive copy.
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Label invites an escape to the islands

The new labels on bottles of Lemon Bay Virgin Island rum are as vibrant as the Virgin Islands themselves. Bottled for Owensboro, KY-based Barton Brands, Lemon Bay is a new citrus rum designed to compete with Bacardi Lim*n.
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Global regs a trade threat?

Proposals for new international requirements on biotech-enhanced products pose a significant threat to global trade in food, beverages and other consumer products, warns the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA).
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Dairy bottle blocks light?

In unveiling last month a bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate for 16-oz milk, Dallas-based Schepps Dairy was not the first to put fresh, refrigerated milk in PET (see Packaging World, November '97, p.
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New press gains prove more than cosmetic

A new sheet-fed press at All Packaging boosts the converter's efficiency, speed, uptime and print quality. Neoteric Cosmetics is the first to benefit, obtaining vibrant folding cartons for its retail cosmetics.
Packaging specs such as this one, including container drawings from vendors, are maintained and accessed electronically by those
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Software helps SmithKline gain compliance

New software helps SmithKline Beecham comply with FDA GMPs for creating and disseminating packaging specifications. Software permits validation of packaging spec dissemination process, virtually eliminating exposure to compliance violations. Part one of two.
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EPA caps VOCs in products

Manufacturers will be required to reformulate, repackage or retire some products. However, most national brands already comply.
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Custom color, shape set salon products apart

A custom-matched color and a unique shape set the brushed aluminum can for Beautopia's new Brocato America hair spray and mousse apart from the competition.
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Warning to states: no warning labels

At the top of the food industry's 1999 congressional agenda will be a bill outlawing most state food labeling laws. Legislation that pre-empts state authority is always controversial.

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