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Smooth sealing of fruit smoothie base

When J.R. Wood Co. landed a contract to fill a fruit smoothie concentrate for a large convenience-store chain, management decided the best way to assure seal integrity and tamper evidence was through an induction-sealed foil membrane.
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Labeler minimizes downtime at bundler

Dairy Crest of Gloucestershire, England, is the first to install a Harland Zeta thermal-print-and-apply labeler from Harland Machine Systems (Manchester, England).
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Scott's plants new zipper on Miracle-Gro bags

In January, The Scott's Co. is replacing a traditional reclosable zipper with a sliding version on its 8- and 16-qt bottom-gusseted, stand-up bags of Miracle-Gro® potting mix.
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Label depicts the 21st century

For the 21st year in a row, Kenwood Vineyards, owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars, has released a Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series wine. The 1995 vintage wine is decorated with a label created by printmaker and painter Karl Kasten.
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Processors urge no labeling of biotech foods

Food industry representatives stressed the safety of biotech foods in testimony at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee in early October.
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Specialty drinks get old look

As the new year begins, Hansen's Beverage Co. looks to the past with its new line of "signature" sodas. They're packaged in brown glass bottles with crown closures and full-body shrink labels that evoke a feeling of simpler times.
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EU votes mandatory GM labeling

The European Standing Committee on Foodstuffs, by an overwhelming majority, voted to require special labeling of foods in which at least one ingredient contains more than 1% of genetically modified (GM) material.
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Produce box standard

The corrugated box industry has introduced a new Modularity Standard for produce cases that will improve operational efficiency for grocery retailers and their distribution centers.
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Service opportunities abound in foodservice

But it's also evident even in more expensive establishments. My wife and I have been disappointed for a wide variety of reasons, often because the restaurant didn't have the meal that we ordered from the menu.
The LLDPE bags-on-a-roll are printed off-line with label formats stored on a PC. The spool of printed bags are then mounted onto
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Printer furnishes improved productivity

A furniture hardware distributor uses a thermal-transfer printer for bar codes, graphics and part numbers on its bagged hardware to cut costs and increase production.
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Broad attendance at motion control meeting (sidebar)

Desparately seeking standards
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Pizza Hut serves 'Wrappies' with breakfast sandwiches

To better contain its breakfast sandwiches and make them easier to eat, Pizza Hut Express employs an unusual 'Wrappie.'
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Ordering spare parts via the Web (sidebar)

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These filter-packs of ground coffee represent a growth opportunity for Cordoba Coffee now that the company has automated overwra
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Foodservice packs at twice the speed

Canadian coffee marketer sees growth in coffee filter-packs used by guests in hotel rooms. A new flow wrapper lets the firm aggressively pursue this foodservice market niche.
A three-compartment CPET tray, PE-based lidding film and colorful SBS carton are employed by Corky?s for its frozen HMR dinners
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HMR package serves dual markets

Southern BBQ restaurant chain and mail-order business employs the same dual-ovenable CPET tray and attractive paperboard carton to introduce frozen dinners sold both in hospitals and grocery stores.

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