The Tesco chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom is testing a new twist on fresh red meat in modified-atmosphere packs. It's a line of refrigerated "pan fry or grill" cuts, including pork, beef and lamb, that come with a complementary sauce.
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A 72" clear polyvinyl chloride clamshell for Kirsch curtain rod and accessory sets may set the record for one of the longest such packages around. Spotted at the recent Pack Expo '98 show in Chicago at the booth of thermoformer Innovative Plastech (Batavia, IL), the pack debuted about a year ago in upscale department stores.
The Food & Drug Administration capped its regulatory efforts to make two-piece gelatin OTC capsules harder to tamper with by requiring manufacturers to seal capsules and to use at least one "tamper-evident" packaging feature.
Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.