Nature's Path Foods is zealous about its organic and GMO-free breakfast cereals. It also developed a brochure about GMOs.
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New organic and 'gmo' label standards

USDA and FDA are imposing order on claims for organic and genetically modified organism (GMO)-free foods that appear on packages and labels.
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology (sidebar)

More complex structures, too
One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
In two languages, the Kraft Canada Minute Rice box extols the new easy-open, easy-reclose feature that is an integral part of th
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Pour spout on rice box wins patent

A paperboard pack for Kraft Canada’s Minute Rice has a tear-open pour spout that’s been well received by consumers. The converter has just been awarded a U.S. patent on the technology.
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life (sidebar)

Suiza agrees to buy Dean Foods
Dean Foods' newly introduced Marie's Pourables is a line of PET-bottled fresh salad dressings sold in the refrigerated case. The
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life

Dean Foods’ National Refrigerated Products Group employs extended shelf life technologies to market new products. New Marie’s Pourables and NesQuik demonstrate this strategy.
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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
Antibacterial  products like this hand soap would have to be very careful of its status with EPA before selecting package compon
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EPA trying to wrap up packaging standard

Agency would require containers for pesticide and anti-microbial products to pass DOT performance tests.
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Expo Pack Mexico

The Sports Palace in Mexico City plays host to Expo Pack Mexico from June 26 to 29. With some 600 exhibitors on hand, it’s the key packaging show in Central America.
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WestPack moves to June

A bit of history is being made as WestPack moves to June. Innovative and effective packaging solutions are still the focus.
The personnel involved in the expansion were (inset, L to R) Sargento's Jay Nolte, distribution center manager; Jim Gillman, fir
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Wrapper stretches Sargento output

Sargento supplements a well-liked workhorse stretch wrapper with a system that’s 30% faster and also saves on film.
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Cap combines clarity and barrier

Special ingredients give Eleganzza lipstick extended-wear properties. Only a cap molded of the right copolyester can protect those ingredients yet still allow lipstick colors to shine through.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs (sidebar)

Reiser helps distribute packaging solutions
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.

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