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Mexico may require labeling of biotech foods

The Mexican Senate approved an addendum to its General Health Code that would require biotech foods to be labeled as “transgenic” or as containing biotech ingredients.
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Label biotech foods

Virtually all consumers in a series of 12 focus groups organized by FDA in spring 2000 feel bioengineered foods should be labeled so that consumers can decide whether to purchase them or not.
Brentwood Industries (Reading, PA) has begun construction on a new 200,000 sq' facility to house its Specialty Products Div.
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Relocations, expansions

—Doyen (Lakeland, FL) has established a holding company known as Doyen Group PLC, the overall holding company for Doyen’s five operations.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Kliklok Corp. (Decatur, GA) and its wholly owned subsidiary The Woodman Co. have realigned their operations and will now be represented through the single unified sales channel of Kliklok-Woodman.
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International agreements

—Pactiv Corp.’s (Lake Forest, IL) Sengewald business unit is joining forces with Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. (Addison, IL) to announce a global strategic partnership for medical packaging.
Jack Mazur (left) and Matt Brennecke, both regional sales managers of All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA), have received "Salesman of the
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Appointments, promotions

—FoxJet (Arlington, TX): Jim Barbone, gen. mgr.
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Graphics offer visual lullaby

When Concord, MA-based Welch’s came out with a new line of baby juice, it employed Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) to create a bottle that clearly distinguished it from competitors and conveyed a sense of gentleness, quality, and comfort.
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Home-style design

A move from the restaurant table to the grocery freezer prompted Boston Market Homestyle Frozen entrée maker Heinz Frozen Food to contact Lipson Alport Glass & Associates (Cincinnati, OH) to design a carton that reinforces home-style ambiance, quality ingredients, and strong appetite appeal.
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Graphic 'Masterpiece'

Masterpiece Fundraising, Hayward, CA, a promoter and supplier for school fund-raising projects, recently added a line of gourmet coffees to its desert-oriented line of food.
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Award-winning design

The 2000 Mobius Advertising Awards’ Best of Show statue went to Sichuan Xialoin Design Co. (Chengdu, Sichuan, China) for its Shuijing Fang Liquor package design.
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Suppliers: e-commerce is here

Based on 280 packaging supplier respondents surveyed on Packworld.com in January ’01, more than half already are selling online or will begin to by mid-year.
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Recycled board rates well

It's not surprising that a survey commissioned by the Recycled Paperboard Alliance found that 100% recycled paperboard packaging compared favorably to SBS in conveying the attributes of attractiveness, performance, and quality.
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Drink can does a one-eighty

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch launched energy drink 180 in 30 U.S. markets in late January. The single 8-oz slim-line can is decorated with the 180 logo placed right side up on one side and inverted 180 degrees on the opposite side of the can.
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Pillsbury: No tear strip waffling

Catering to consumer convenience, Minneapolis-based Pillsbury introduced early this year a new, resealable package for its Hungry Jack Frozen Waffles. The 10-, 16-, and 24-count packs use a resealable tape made from a 3.2-mil polypropylene substrate coated with an FDA-compliant, pressure-sensitive freezer-grade adhesive that resists moisture and is suitable for the freezer.
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Rayovac pegs a six-pack

Rayovac, Madison, WI, launched a new six-pack AA battery package in November 2000. It uses clear, reclosable recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) clamshells in combination with a hole-punched header card that makes it peggable for display.

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