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Mead products use gravure printed film

The latest additions to Mead Johnson Nutritional’s Viactiv® nutrition supplement line are Spritzers in 8-oz glass and Energy Fruit Smoothies in 8-oz aluminum cans.
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Special label has DNA 'alcopop' aglow

Wet Plant Beverages' DNA in 12-oz bottles features a no-label look and a back label with a neon green thumbprint that phosphoresces in blacklight.
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Camel 'keg' at 7-Eleven

In February, R.J. Reynolds began selling at 7-Eleven stores nationwide 40- and 60-count Camel and Camel Lights in the 'Camel Keg': a steel tin with a snap-fit lid and bright graphics.
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Britvic takes aim at children

Pleased with consumer response to its custom black “dumb bell” bottle for Tango soft drinks in a 500-mL size, UK soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has launched a 250-mL PET version aimed squarely at children.
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Drug labeling eyed

The FDA is proposing that manufacturers highlight adverse reactions that require medical attention on labels.
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Uniformity bill

The National Uniformity for Food Act establishes uniform national standards for adulteration, misbranding and warning labels on food products.
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One food safety agency?

The Food Marketing Institute has called for a single agency to be made responsible for all food safety questions.
Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AR) has completed a new 22,000 sq' design, development and reliability laboratory. The laborato
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Relocations, expansions

DT Industries Packaging Group (Springfield, MO) has created DT Eng. Services, a service that enables its customers to tap the resources of engineers from the 18 global mfg.
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International agreements

Convenience Food Systems (Avon, MA) has acquired Dixie Union (Kempten, Germany).
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Appointments, promotions

Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. (Austin, TX): Dale E. Stahl, president, COO.
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Tang-y pouch transformation

Tang®, a staple in many American diets for 43 years, is changing its look, with five new flavors in stand-up pouches.
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Pennzoil's futuristic packaging

When Pennzoil® launched its Synthetic line of automotive products, marketers there were looking for a package that conveyed the advanced technology of the product.
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Heinz' EZ Squirt has more than cool curves

Come October, innovative packaging will help the H.J. Heinz Co. launch Heinz EZ Squirt, the first ketchup designed especially for kids. The Pittsburgh-based ketchup king designed the package with cool curves and pliable sidewalls that are easily squeezed.
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StarKist makes waves with pouch

Next month, StarKist Seafood will introduce to retail markets nationwide three varieties of its StarKist tuna in retorted pouches with an 18-month shelf life.
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HP cushions for B2C sales

Hewlett-Packard Corp., Palo Alto, CA, is using a new grade of Arcel® moldable foam from Nova Chemicals (Pittsburgh, PA) for protective cushioning for LaserJet™ Model 4050 printers distributed worldwide.

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