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Nonbiotech food claims

The current controversy over biotech foods may prompt some manufacturers to make nonbiotech food claims. Speaking at a March meeting sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a GMA spokesperson said guidelines for voluntary nonbiotech claims are needed to ensure that the claims do not mislead consumers about the composition, safety or quality of the labeled food or falsely imply that other products are less safe.
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Short shrift

NFPA and the American Frozen Food Institute object to a proposal by FDA that it be allowed to give a “brief denial” to citizens’ petitions deemed to have no public health significance.
Infra Pak, Inc.'s new facility in Plano, TX.
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Relocations, expansions

Infra Pak, Inc. (Plano, TX) has moved its facility to 2901 Technology Dr., #135, Plano, TX 75074; phone: 972/509-2270, fax: 800/538-9930.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chase Capital Partners (New York, NY) and members of current management in a recapitalization transaction have purchased Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) for $1.065 billion.
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International agreements

Rexam PLC (London, England) has agreed to acquire American National Can Group Inc. (Chicago, IL) for $985 million, which would make the co. the largest supplier of cans to Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
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Appointments, promotions

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC): Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., COO.
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Visual impact

Little Rock, AR-based TCBY’s ½-gal frozen yogurt packaging got a complete makeover from Fisher Design (Cincinnati, OH). The previous package featured illustrations of the flavor’s ingredients paired with light latticework set against a white background.
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A high-performance bottle

Ease of consumer use was a major goal behind the in-house packaging design for premium fuel treatments from automotive products manufac-turer Berryman Products, Arlington, TX.
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Coke's got game

During the last football season, paperboard packaging for 12-packs of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA, captured the raw energy of the NFL. SBG Enterprise’s (San Francisco, CA) design combines the requisite “Coca-Cola red” with illustrations of NFL players in the heat of the game.
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3-D without the glasses

With a product as striking as Holopop™, a sucker that’s laser-etched with a hologram, an eye-catching package is an appropriate complement.
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Production ahead for corn-derived polymer

Cargill Dow breaks ground on its first world-scale NatureWorks PLA polyactide plant.
The new one-piece cap for Heinz Ketchup has a raised dome or deck to trap water, while a interior tube dispenses the product, no
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Heinz 'caps' squeeze ketchup

Complex new cap/liner on plastic bottles offers new consumer features, most prominently by ending the watery discharge caused by product settling.
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Labeled barrel can a natural fit for Killian's

Killian’s® Pub Barrel™ from Coors/Unibev, Golden, CO, brings label graphics to domestic beer cans.
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Sleeved bottles have character

As seen at the Food Marketing Institute show held May 7-9, Scooby-Doo!™ Belly Washers™ from In Zone Brands have closures and a look with a lot of kid-appealing character. The 12-oz bottle is topped by a 2 1/2’’-tall push/pull closure injection molded of high-density polyethylene in Scooby-Doo's likeness. PVC shrink sleeve is gravure-printed in eight colors. Pinched middle fits kids' hands.
Consumers benefit from the new design for OD?RL?S bottles, each of which includes a convenient integral measuring system.
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A measure of success

Hydro Agri North America gains a foothold in the holding-tank treatment market, thanks to a redesigned package that includes built-in product measurement.

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