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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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Coca-Cola taps PET to launch water

After months of speculation, water in plastic bottles from Atlanta, GA-based The Coca-Cola Co. is the real thing in the U.S. The pale blue-tinted polyethylene terephthalate bottles provide a distinctive appearance for Dasani, which the company expects to launch nationwide this spring.
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Holiday carrier sells for Zima

For a six-week period during the recent holiday season, consumers nationwide had the opportunity to purchase a six-pack of 12-oz glass-bottled Zima® in a stunning holographic paperboard carrier.
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Europe toughens packaging stance (sidebar)

Original standards never adopted
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interpack draws exhibitors

With four months left before the start of interpack 99, 2괟 exhibitors had registered for the show, scheduled May 6-12 at the fairgrounds in Dsseldorf, Germany.
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Midpak rolls into Minneapolis

More than 3귔 packaging and materials handling professionals and 425 booths covering 50ꯠ net sq'--that's Midpak '99, to be held May 5-6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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Raw wood ban on Chinese imports

In an effort to eliminate infestations of the Asian longhorn beetle, which have devastated trees in various parts of the U.S., USDA and the Commerce Department have banned all forms of raw-wood packaging from China.
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Record setter

Pack Expo West 99 will be a record-setter, says show sponsor the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA). As of January 4, 263걱 net sq' of exhibit space had been reserved.
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Millennium marks changes for champagne labels

Beginning last September, Korbel Champagne Cellars of Guerneville, CA, changed the labels on its Brut, Extra Dry, Brut Rose and Blanc de Noir champagne bottles to commemorate the last year in this millennium.
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Brushed aluminum perks up cooking spray

In a radical departure for the cooking spray category, Mazola® Pro Chef(TM) non-stick food spray has debuted in a one-piece brushed aluminum aerosol canister from CCL Container (Chappaqua, NY).
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Arbor Mist packages wine success

Introduced in the summer of 1998 by Canandaigua Wine (Canandaigua, NY), Arbor Mist became the first wine in nearly two decades to reach sales of 1ꯠꯠ cases within the first 100 days of shipment.
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Consumers read nutrition labels

In a recent study, 80% of 1궢 adults surveyed in Washington State in 1995 and 1996 reported reading nutrition labels. The study was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
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Irradiation regs lag

It's been more than a year since FDA approved the irradiation of red meat, but USDA continues to drag its feet in producing regulations governing the use of irradiation on USDA-regulated beef products.
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New Anew comes in PET

In adding Anew Day Force, an advanced "vertical lifting lotion," to its premium line of Anew skin-care products, New York-based Avon could have specified a glass jar similar to the one used for Anew Night Force lotion.
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Justice lets corrugated converters team up

In a ruling that should give independent producers of corrugated packaging more competitive clout, the Antitrust Div. of the Justice Department has approved the formation of joint selling entities (JSE) among independents to serve customers seeking a single source of corrugated.

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