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Bottled water labeling

Bottled water may be safe, but the environmental activist group Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned FDA to set strict limits for a wide variety of contaminants in bottled water and to require bottled water labels to disclose contaminants.
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Clarification

In the March issue of Packaging World, a p. 36 story about a paint pouch marketed by Testor Corp. identified the flexible film structure incorrectly.
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OTC drugs sport new labels

Over-the-counter drugs must contain a new standardized format label designed to make it easier for consumers to understand a drug's benefits, risks and proper use, according to a new regulation from the U.S.
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Retro promotional tray

To promote the 45th Anniversary of its original TV dinner, Swanson packaged 45 of its TV dinners in the original non-microwavable aluminum tray during a three-month period that ends in May.
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Packaging blamed in recall

Airtight packaging was blamed for the voluntary recall of one million carbon monoxide detectors by Kidde Safety, the country's largest manufacturer or these popular household devices.
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TAPPI announces Disney exhibit

The Technical Assn. of the Pulp and Paper Industry has announced it will host an interactive exhibit to showcase the paper industry's use of science and technology at the Innoventions attraction at Epcot® in The Walt Disney World® Resort.
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ANSI standards on-line

The American National Standards Institute, in its continuing effort to move toward electronic document distribution, has begun delivering its Standards Action newsletter solely via the Web, eliminating the hard-copy version.
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Name change for Vegas show

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) has announced that Pack Expo West will now be called Pack Expo Las Vegas. The show is scheduled for October 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Clarification

On p. 96 of the March issue of Packaging World, we incorrectly stated that Robbie Mfg. of Lenexa, KS, won a 1998 DuPont award for the Bueno Foods package.
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Stogie warnings?

The Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued a report urging the Federal Trade Commission to require health warning labels on cigar packages similar to those on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
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Packaging for a global marketplace (sidebar)

How does a $13 billion multinational food and beverage company keep Mexico apprised of packaging developments in Morocco?
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Packaging glossary a full load

How does one set out to assemble the definitive glossary of packaging terms?
Dennis O?Reilly, Angelo Scolieri and Tom Pack (left to right) have spearheaded SmithKline Beecham?s move to develop packaging fo
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SmithKline speeds package development

Packaging plays a key role in SmithKline Beecham's efforts to launch new drugs globally versus market-by-market. Material standardization may also help reduce time-to-market by nearly half.
Jason Drum, Heartland America shipping manager, tears off the appropriate number of cushions and inserts them into the boxes to
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Filled, sealed, delivered

A mail-order fulfillment company improves productivity and efficiency by switching to an automated void-fill and sealing system from a manual one to fill and tape its shipping boxes.
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SouthPack '99: built for speed

With 450 exhibits and activities for learning, SouthPack '99, May 18 to 20 in Atlanta, also recognizes the area's fascination with stock car racing.

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