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Kraft Foods 'hedges' for cost consistency (sidebar)

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Packaging suppliers in headlights of MACT truck (sidebar)

OSHA complicates EPA compliance
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Kraft Foods 'hedges' for cost consistency

Food processor broadens cost-control strategy from ingredients into packaging materials thanks to new 'intermediaries.' Commodity-type contracts provide insurance against material price run-ups.
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Tray packer shrinks changeover time

Tray packing/shrink wrapping line for canned vegetables provides 55-tray/min speeds along with fast, no-tool changeover for Furman Foods.
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Egg carton labeling

As part of a new initiative to ensure the food safety of fresh eggs, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed to require safe handling labels on egg cartons.
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Something for summer

Fruit Smoothie Blenders(TM), Del Monte Foods' new line of shelf-stable fruit smoothie drink concentrates, are now reaching club stores in select cities throughout the U.S.
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Have you ever been Gatorade Experienced?

Designed by the same firm that gave us the ergonomically correct computer mouse, the latest bottle from Quaker Oats' Gatorade Co. is known as the Ergonomically Designed Gatorade Experience, or E.D.G.E.
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Miller brews new looks for Lite

Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing has introduced what it claims is the first major packaging redesign for Miller Lite since the brand's 1975 debut. In June, Miller Lite bottles hit store shelves across the U.S.
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Leader of the year

Sealed Air Corp. of Herndon, VA, has been named the Packaging Education Forum's 1998 Packaging Leader of the Year. "Sealed Air's recent acquisition of Cryovac certainly brought the company to our attention," said PEF president Tom Hogue in announcing the award, "but the fact is that Sealed Air has a long history of technical innovation and customer support on a global basis which already qualifies the company as a leader in our field."
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Revlon relies on a custom-designed IRC

Like other packaged goods marketers, New York-based Revlon Corp. is a regular user of instant redeemable coupons (IRCs) for special promotions. But the firm's current rebate on Almay Lip Shine employs an IRC with a twist.
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Fresh French soup takes shrink-film label

Boldly decorated and full bodied, shrink-film labels have captured beverage marketers in a big way. Now Soup Ideale, a soup manufacturer in Saint Laurent, Blangy, France, is using a shrink-film label for 1-L bottles of fresh, refrigerated soup in high-density polyethylene bottles.
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Metric-only labeling delayed

A "significant breakthrough" has been reported in negotiations between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Commission to delay implementation of Metric 2000, a European directive requiring metric-only labeling on products sold in Europe by the year 2000.
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New label takes bottle from nostalgic to novel

Briar's U.S.A., the South Brunswick, NJ-based maker of old-fashioned, alternative sodas, has given its 12-oz glass bottle a contemporary makeover with a label redesign.
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Sara Lee Tunes in to kid-sized products

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes cast has teamed up with Chicago-based Sara Lee in the packaging of Sara Lee Fresh Looney Tunes Jr.

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