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Sodium nitrite labeling

The Grocery Manufacturers of America is urging California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) not to list sodium nitrite as a "developmental toxicant" under the state's Proposition 65 chemical warning label law.
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Court criticizes FDA on rejected claims

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, considered the most influential court of appeals on regulatory matters, essentially rejected FDA's high-handed approach to denying health claims deemed lacking "significant scientific agreement." It faulted the agency for failing to define "significant scientific agreement" and for refusing even to consider allowing manufacturers to make some label claims as long as they're mitigated by an FDA-approved disclaimer statement.
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Proposed irradiation labeling draws fire

Too little, too late was the reaction of the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) to FDA's advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for irradiation labeling.
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Hosiery package gets a leg up

a new hosiery line from Kayser-Roth of Greens- boro, NC, age defiance by HUE®, has created an about face in hosiery packaging. The package, designed by Slover and Co.
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Neck band dresses up olive oil bottle

A tamper-evident neck band extruded from cellulose is providing an attractive topping for glass bottles of Pizza Express's olive oil. Based in London, Pizza Express runs a chain of more than 200 pizza restaurants in England, with additional outlets in Russia, the Middle East, and soon, the U.S.
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Candy package meets a tough deadline

Beverly Hills-based Taste of Nature was all set last spring to launch its new Cookie Dough Bites at Chicago's All Candy Expo in June. There was just one small problem: The company hadn't settled on a package.
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New CR closure designed for all ages

Walgreens Co. of Deerfield, IL, has started using the Comfort Cap(TM) on all its prescription vials. The closure is said to offer the child-resistance of other CR closures while it's easy to open for arthritic adults who often struggle with CR closures.
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Plastic beer bottles: coating or multilayer?

From Carlton and United Breweries of Melbourne, Australia, Lite Ice beer joins Carlton Cold in a plastic bottle. (See Packaging World, December '98, p.
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New pack saves money for Oral-B

Gary Bentrim, manufacturing engineer for Oral-B's Iowa City, IA, manufacturing plant, disclosed that its new clamshell pack for the CrossAction(TM) toothbrush is more than a technological marvel (see Packaging World, Feb.
L ogic instructions can be easily entered on the keypad and LCD display of the universal logic module. To the left and below is
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Paint pouch packing is under control

Testor packages modelers' paints in a flexible pouch on a hf/f/s machine modified for the purpose. A PLS, a PLC and a complementary logic module contribute greatly.
The motion controlller (above, left) is actually a PC with seven dedicated plug-in cards for high-speed control
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Collating candy at 3,000/min (sidebar)

How digital motion control works
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Putting 'smart systems' to work (sidebar)

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Bella Vista has been successful with its organic jams through gourmet food stores, but new filling capacity on the firm?s auto
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New equipment helps jam maker go mainstream

A Michigan manufacturer of organic jams extends product sales beyond gourmet stores and into the supermarket aisles since installing a complete filling line late last year.
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Flexible film use wraps up awards

A bag for grease lubricant and a label for bottled juice are just two examples of innovative film uses that earned Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards.
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Protecting gourmet flavors for canines

Breeder's Choice opts for a high-barrier, all-plastic lamination for two sizes of its new Pinnacle super-premium dog foods. Long shelf life, nutrient protection and minimizing of infestation are among benefits.

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