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Safety labeling proposed for eggs

Under a new proposal announced by FDA and USDA, egg cartons would carry safe handling instructions similar to those found on raw meat products. The proposal stems from the agencies' efforts to prevent illness caused by salmonella enteritidis.
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Bags create premium niche for Kellogg

At Battle Creek, MI-based Kellogg Co., reclosable bakery-style paper bags are being used to "create a new premium segment within the cereal category," a company spokesperson tells PW.
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Beverage company invests in new bottles, labeler

Since its inception in 1992, Tradewinds beverages has seen three different bottle designs, with the most recent hitting store shelves in mid-April.
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State labeling law opposed

In Louisiana, Governor M. J. Foster was urged by GMA to veto a State Senate bill requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat products. In its letter, GMA noted that federal law already requires identifying country-of-origin of imports and that additional state requirements could violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S.
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Smoothie label sends fresh message

Pacific Beach, the newest brand to merge into the herbally enhanced smoothie tidal wave, sets itself apart by listing non-fat yogurt and chunks of fruit among its ingredients.
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Kal Kan whisks 'Whiskas' pouch

In April, Kal Kan Foods, Inc., launched nationwide eight 3-oz varieties of wet cat food in a retorted laminated foil pouch with a two-year shelf life comparable to its canned pet foods.
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Yogurt lid comes with spoon

Colombo has molded a spoon into the lid of all its 8-oz yogurts so consumers will never have to remember to take a spoon.
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In brief

A national uniformity for food bill has been introduced in the House by Rep. Richard Burr (R-NC), as a companion bill to one introduced earlier in the Senate by Rep.
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New CD case proves sturdier

Record label 32 Records wants to distinguish itself in the industry not only by the jazz artists it carries, but also by using a distinctive case for its CDs.
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Wine labels won't change

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has decided not to pursue its earlier proposal to change the net contents statement on wine labels. BATF had proposed allowing the net contents to be expressed in centiliters as an alternative to milliliters, but the majority of those who submitted comments on the proposal said it would be too confusing to consumers.
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Flexible packaging price hikes?

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a change in its New Source Review program that has the potential to be the most expensive rule to affect flexible packaging in the last 20 years, according to the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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Moet & Chandon prepares for the millennium

As the world prepares for a new millennium, champagne makers find new and exciting ways to decorate champagne bottles (see Packaging World, July '99, p.24, or packworld.
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Irradiation label copy suggested

Lending its voice to the continuing battle of how to label irradiated products, GMA told FDA that while it opposes any kind of mandatory labeling, if special labels are required, they should tell consumers that the food has been irradiated for their safety.
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Lizard fuels consumer appeal

Designed to appeal to young outdoor enthusiasts, South Beach Beverage Corp.'s SoBe Lizard Fuel features a label with a crafty-looking lizard atop a mountain bike.
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Colorful wine labels attract younger demographic

To revitalize the Sol/o brand and appeal to a younger audience, Trinchero Family Estates, formerly Sutter Home Winery, has redesigned the pressure-sensitive labels on its line of wines.

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