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FDA has granted citrus juice processors an eight-month extension (ending July 8, 1999) to comply with a requirement to put warning labels on unpasteurized juiceso/ooThe Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned FDA to either ban or require specific label disclosures for the food colorings cochineal extract and carmine that can cause severe allergic reactions.
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FDA proposes health claim labeling for soy proteins

Responding to a petition by soy protein maker Protein Technologies Intl., the Food and Drug Administration has proposed new health claims linking soy protein with a reduction in coronary heart disease.
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Pet treats maker chooses 'greener' void fill

The folks at Bone Appetit, maker of gourmet pet treats, have revised their thinking about foam peanuts as void fill. They now prefer Sylvacurl, recyclable, biodegradable and reusable wood shavings from Eastview Enterprises (East Hardwick, VT).
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Whisky bottle gets dressed up

Hiram Walker is stretching the full-body shrink-sleeve boundaries with a promotional sleeve label for its Canadian Club whisky. The Greenwich, CT-based company's 750-mL glass bottles adorned in golf ball garb were released last June in Ontario, Canada, to commemorate Father's Day.
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New graphics please packager and its customer

"The consumer gets a better package and we benefit as well."That's how Beaverton Foods' chief executive officer Bill Small describes his firm's recent switch from screen-printed glass jars to jars deco-rated with full-body shrink-sleeve labels for 16 varieties of Inglehoffer brand condiments.
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Wraparound labels permit quick delivery

To meet seasonal market demands, Danbury, CT-based Prestone Products Corp. began offering its De-Icer in areosol cans decorated with oriented polypropylene wraparound labels in addition to litho-printed cans.
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GMA and Georgetown form alliance

The Grocery Manufacturers of America has formed a strategic alliance with Georgetown University's Center for Food and Nutrition Policy. The director of the Georgetown Center, Dr.
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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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