Canada is among the latest countries to take action on labeling of genetically modified food products. In September, the Agriculture Ministry announced it is seeking to develop a voluntary labeling standard for these foods.
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New glassmaking technology, patented in Europe by Nienburger Glas GmbH (Nienburg, Germany) adds an effective ultraviolet light barrier to clear glass bottles that are now being filled with Beck's Light.
Pizza Hut's "Better Box" carry-out package was the Pick of the Pack award winner in the 1999 3M Scotchban Innovation Awards program. Selected as the most innovative and environmentally responsible entry, the box is made of 150#-test B-flute corrugated.
Boise, ID-based Albertson's has told its produce procurement managers to advise growers that it prefers the use of International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Defor(TM) corrugated packaging system for produce.
After a year-long campaign by surimi makers, FDA will allow them to use a single label to describe the fish that may or may not be in surimi. Surimi (deboned fish washed with water) is often found in cold seafood salad and is used to make imitation crab, scallops and lobster.
When Delavan, WI-based Flotec redesigned the cartons for its sump, sewage, utility and water systems products, the company made a concerted effort to communicate more clearly with customers than it did with its old packages.
To distinguish its masks on crowded shelves during the Halloween season, Party Pals LLC took a blister-pack approach to packaging. It put its masks between front-and-back thermoformed pieces curved to conform to the shape of the mask.
Fullerton, CA-based ConAgra Grocery is among the first to use a slim stick pack, for its Sidewalk Caf/ instant cappuccino. Contract manufacturer/packager The Power Group packs the product on Japanese equipment.