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Pouch versatility stands out

A canteen-like pouch for liquids or powders, a mouthwash sample pouch distributed inside newspapers, and resealable stand-up pouches for an insecticide and plant food all earn recognition from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
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Shrink bags add spice to enchilada packaging

Enchilada maker Bueno Foods uses a shrink-bag over a tray to pack and merchandise frozen enchiladas. Customers like the microwavability, Bueno likes the ease of use and strong graphics.
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Young package forms grow beyond specialty niches

Two relatively new packaging forms--stand-up flexible pouches and non-round composite canisters--are expanding their application horizons and finding a measure of consumer acceptance at retail.
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Europe toughens packaging stance

New 'essential requirements' will necessitate alterations to many types of packaging to avoid European sales bans.
Some parts of the hf/f/s machine, such as film infeed and folding, were left basically unchanged
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Testor blazes a new trail in paint packs

Flexible pouches for paints used by modelers cost less and perform better than glass jars with labels and caps. Custom-built packaging equipment had to be developed first.
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OSHA to crack the whip

Industry says that proposed new regulations on safety and health and on ergonomics are unnecessary. Will OSHA listen?
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EC challenges Denmark

After years of complaints, the European Commission has begun legal infringement proceedings against Denmark. It alleges Denmark's ban on metal cans for soft drinks runs counter to the EC's directive on packaging and packaging waste.
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Soy health claims

FDA has proposed allowing a health claim on packages of foods containing soy protein. But at 34 and 31 words respectively, FDA's suggested claims are too long, says the National Food Processors Assn.
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'Sweetness' to deliver keynote address at CMM

NFL football legend and former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton will deliver the keynote address at CMM International on Tuesday, April 13, at 9:00 a.m.
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Honors bestowed on tubes of the year

The Tube Council of North America (New York, NY) has announced its 1998 Tube of the Year winners. The 9th annual contest included more than 100 entries, a record number.
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Ground beef labeling

Packages of ground beef at two leading supermarket chains, Wegman's Food Markets of Rochester, NY, and Giant Food Inc. of metropolitan Washington, DC, now sport a bright, new red and yellow label advising consumers to cook the meat to a temperature of 160°F.
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FDA cuts deal on functional foods

After months of discussion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reached an agreement with Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Products to bring the company's cholesterol-reducing margarine, Benecol, to market as a conventional food rather than as a dietary supplement.
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New wine claims

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has approved two statements that winemakers can put on their labels touting the "health effects" of wine, after three years of lobbying by the wine industry.
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Polish consumers buy into convenience

When a Polish juice manufacturer was challenged by aseptic paper-packaged imports, it had to respond or risk losing market share.
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Heineken rolls out 'keg' can

Appearing on store shelves across the U.S. beginning in April is a promotional can from Heineken USA, White Plains, NY, in the shape of a keg. The can, first tested in the New York area late last year, is made in Europe by Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA).

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