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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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Barrier bottles up oxygen

In October 1998, Burlington, WA-based Clearly Canadian unveiled its super-oxygenated bottled water, O+2. Available unflavored or in two flavored versions, O+2 is enhanced with up to 10 times the normal concentration of oxygen naturally found in water.
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Source-tagging benefits analyzed

Manufacturers and big-name retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart and The Home Depot convened to discuss source tagging benefits at the twice-yearly Source Tagging Council meeting on January 7 and 8.
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Ben & Jerry's switches to unbleached board

Last month, Burlington, VT-based Ben & Jerry's introduced its World's Best Vanilla ice cream in a container made of solid unbleached sulphate paperboard.
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Listeria warnings?

A warning label on packaged deli meats and hot dogs indicating the products could contain the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria might be evaluated by the federal government.

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