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Canisters to rev up sales

Honeywell Consumer Products Group broke with tradition and selected what it calls a first-for-the-category composite can to package its FRAM® X2™ Extended Guard Oil Filters.
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Graphics make poultry pack sizzle

Gerber’s Poultry, a chicken marketer in Kidron, OH, gave its packaging a strong shot of consumer appeal last March when it began using a printed film tightly shrunk over its foam trays of chicken sold at retail.
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NCFST to draft milk guidelines

A task force at the National Center for Food Safety and Technology will draft a guidelines document for the production and packaging of ultra-pasteurized extended shelf-life milk.
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Fazer introduces packaging twist

Before introducing its Fazer silver line of individually wrapped chocolate candies earlier this year, Helsinki, Finland-based Fazer Confectionery evaluated more than 20 different design concepts.
Kettner GmbH Rosenheim (Neutraubling, Germany) has laid the foundation for a new office and production building with 3,000 sq me
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Relocations, expansions

Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new 54ꯠ sq’ facility in Beaver, WV. The $6 million satellite plant includes a new polyester film extrusion line that will add 16 million lb of film and sheet output.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

NPSG (Mt. Pleasant, SC) has acquired Interstate Packaging, Inc. (Albert Lea, MN) and General Corrugated Mfg. (New Orleans, LA).
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International agreements

SIG Swiss Industrial Co. Holding Ltd. (Neuhausen Rhine Falls, Switzerland) has acquired Krupp Kunststofftechnik (Essen, Germany), renaming it SIG Plastics Div.
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Appointments, promotions

SeaquistPerfect Dispensing (Cary, IL): Patrick F. Doherty, president.
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Got graphics?

In a recent packaging redesign of its Kemps-brand dairy products, Minneapolis, MN-based Marigold Foods decided to keep the trademark cow image that has defined the brand for years.
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Cookie appeal

In order to broaden its market from the East Coast to the entire U.S., Richmond, VA-based Kathleen’s Bake Shop enlisted the help of Beatley Gravitt Communications (Richmond, VA).
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Caution on organic seal urged

The GMA and the NFPA warned USDA that its proposed seal of certification for organic foods may mislead consumers into thinking organic foods are better in some way than conventional foods.
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Time running out

The Clinton administration is running out of time to leave its imprint on federal policy. Continued partisanship and the current focus on the November elections make further legislation problematic, so in many cases the administration is using regulation and executive orders to achieve its goals.
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Call for uniform food safety label system

The multiplicity of different warning labels on food packages and other consumer products is confusing to consumers and, in many cases, has led consumers to discount or disregard the warnings, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
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GMA evaluates Massachusetts plan

The GMA strongly supports the Product Stewardship Initiative that will be a central component of Massachusetts’ source reduction strategy. Under this initiative, the state works cooperatively with product manufacturers to decrease the amount of product packaging and provide for more reuse opportunities.
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Wyoming meat labeling law unconstitutional

Retailers and wholesalers who sell imported meat in Wyoming are now required to label the meat “imported” and state its country of origin, thanks to recent amendments to Wyoming’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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