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Aluminum bottle wows Cannex

At Cannex 2000 in Brisbane, Australia, in May, The Canmaker magazine announced the results of its Cans of the Year 2000 competition. The overall winner was the “bottle can,” a reclosable two-piece aluminum bottle developed by Daiwa Can (Tokyo, Japan).
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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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