The Ernest & Julio brand takes an hourglass shape in two sizes (right). For Gossamer Bay (below left) only the 1.5-L bottle has
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Gallo gets shapely

Two new bottle shapes from Ernest & Julio Gallo of Modesto, CA, are shaking things up in the retail wine rack. The brands involved are Gossamer Bay and Ernest & Julio Gallo.
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Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
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A beer for all seasons

What would the changing seasons be without packaging that reflects and celebrates the change?
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Coke promotion shifts into high gear

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is revving up for the NASCAR auto racing season with a series of nine commemorative 8-oz glass bottles. Eight of the bottles feature heat-transfer decorating bearing the face of the Coca-Cola Family drivers.
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Cellulose film is a star

Candy maker Bonbons Napoleon NV has started packaging its sweets in UCB Films' (Smynra, GA) Star-Twist(TM) 315 XC.
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Big Mac to move to new pack

McDonald's reportedly will be packing its Big Mac® sandwiches early next year in a compostable hinged-lid container. Made of limestone, potato starch, water and fibers, the containers are designed to decompose and dissolve in water.
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P&G tests snacks in stand-up, resealable pouches

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble has begun test-marketing Eagle-brand snack foods in stand-up pouches with zipper reclosures. The test, which began in August, is only in Portland, ME.
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Palm Beach style for every consumer

Lake Success, NY-based Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons, makers of AriZona beverages, is introducing a new malt liquor product called Palm Beach. The two cocktail-style drink flavors, Margarita and Cosmopolitan, are in frosted-glass, flask-style bottles.
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Proposed dietary supplement regs draw fire

Bombarded by more than 100ꯠ comments and a request from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA), the Food and Drug Administration extended the comment period and will further review its proposed labeling regulations for dietary supplements.
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No imported meat labeling

The food industry breathed a sigh of relief when House and Senate conferees agreed to drop from the 1999 Agriculture Appropriations bill a requirement that all fresh and processed meat products containing imported beef or lamb be labeled "imported." The labeling requirement would have covered everything from ground beef to frozen dinner entrees.
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Hurricane relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Georges on the Gulf Coast, an unusual line of shelf-stable entrees helped feed inhabitants at shelters when the storm cut local power.
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Jams and jellies take to PET

Recent advances in injection stretch/ blow molding technology have made it possible for food marketers to hot-fill foods into wide-mouth jars made of heat-set polyethylene terephthalate.
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Candy container for captured creatures

Amurol Confections had kid collectors in mind with its Bug City package, a polystyrene jar filled with 2.4 oz of insect-shaped candy tarts. The Bug City product is not new.
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New wrap powers energy bar

A new wrapper is flexing its muscle by adding functionality and informative graphics for PowerBar® Performance(TM) energy bars. Launched in July, the wrapper represents the first redesign for Berkeley, CA-based PowerBar® Inc.
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Veryfine grabs for added sales with new bottles

The latest hot-filled plastic bottle from Veryfine has a unique grip molded into the sidewalls just above the top of the colorful full-wrap film label.

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