Though suppliers in individual countries, such as Japan, Brazil, Taiwan and France (pictured left to right) printed the ?everyma
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Titanic distribution makes a splash internationally

Capturing the essence of the most popular film last year and merchandising it to several different countries became a 'titanic' feat.
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Frozen baby food debuts in ovenable paperboard trays

When author O. Robin Sweet and her husband ventured to St. Petersburg, Russia, six years ago, writing two new books and starting a food processing business were the farthest things from her mind.
Attached to each container is a card that identifies the supplier, indicates how many parts are included and where the conta
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Cleaner and greener

Lexmark gains multiple benefits by replacing corrugated shippers with reusable plastic containers for laser printer parts shipped to Lexington for printer assembly.
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Global packaging standards a click away...almost

Today, searching for global packaging standards has gotten easier with the advent of the Web. Several third-party standards distributors now offer standards from literally hundreds of standards developing organizations (SDOs).
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Glass shapes up new launch, revitalization

Ferrolito Vultaggio & Sons, creator of dazzling packages for its AriZona Beverages, is at it again. Blue Luna Caf/, a line of ready-to-drink coffees, debuted last month in a double-handled blue-tinted glass bottle resembling a Grecian urn.
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Tampon labeling

FDA is seeking suggestions for a new category name for a tampon that absorbs 15 to 18 g of fluid. It has suggested "ultra absorbency." The new category would be added to "junior," "regular," "super" and "super plus," each of which has an established absorbency level ranging from 6 to 15 g under the 1990 tampon labeling regulation.
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EC on labeling of GMOs

The European Commission announced it will propose a draft regulation on the labeling of food additives and flavorings produced by genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Multipacker makes the grade at Buffalo Rock

The country's largest family-owned Pepsi bottler, Buffalo Rock Bottling Co. of Birmingham, AL, recently installed a new multipacker selected for its high-speed and quick-changeover capabilities.
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Country-of-origin labeling bills anew

Several new bills have been introduced in Congress to require country-of-origin labeling on products containing imported meat and meat products. The bills would amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act so that packaging not containing a label identifying the country of origin of imported meat and meat products would be considered misbranded.
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Oscar Mayer extends Carving Board line with MAP pack

Fully cooked, refrigerated, ready-to-eat chicken breast strips have been added to the Louis Rich Carving Board line from Oscar Mayer Foods. When asked about packaging materials and suppliers, about all the Madison, WI, firm would say is that modified-atmosphere packaging is used.
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Defending Miller's plastic beer bottle

Ever since Miller Brewing announced a major test of plastic beer bottles, the Milwaukee-based brewer has been roundly criticized by environmental groups.
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Irradiating hot dogs?

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, American Meat Institute president J. Patrick Boyle applauded the proposed rule allowing red meat irradiation, but urged Glickman to petition FDA for approval of low-dose irradiation for all ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.
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Jays chips in holographic lidding

Jays Foods hopes consumers "can't stop eating" its new tray-packed E-Z Dippin's(TM) single-serve chip and dip snacks. Last month, five varieties of the shelf-stable snacks were rolled out in Chicago supermarkets, convenience stores and other outlets.
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BATF floats alcohol packaging restrictions

As part of its ongoing effort to combat underage drinking, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comments on a rule to stop the misleading packaging of alcohol products, especially those that would be attractive to children.
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Bottle shape reflects product qualities

For its new line of Neutrogena Clean(TM) shampoos and conditioners, Los Angeles-based Neutrogena Corp. chose clean, classic bottles to suggest the concept of "clean" that underlies the new launch.

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