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Glutamate labeling?

FDA's proposal to require new labeling declarations about the free glutamate content of foods is "scientifically unwarranted," the American Frozen Foods Institute told the agency.
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Dietary supplement labeling moves forward

Health claims on dietary supplement labels should continue to be approved the same way as for conventional foods, according to a draft report issued by the President's Commission on dietary supplement labeling.
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Reduction, recycling

Source reduction and recycling are the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Small waves make a big splash

For over 50 years, Baltimore-based J.O. Spice Co. has been producing seafood seasonings and batters with a definite regional flair. Originally for foodservice use, the company hit the retail sector about five years ago.
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Alcohol content

A new California labeling law for alcoholic beverages requires all beverages containing more than 5.7% alcohol by volume to declare that content on the label.
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Oral-B, Nickelodeon brush up on oral care graphics

Last month, Belmont, CA-based Oral-B Laboratories introduced a line of collectible tooth brushes and pastes branded with children's cable television network Nickelodeon(TM) and its hit show, "Rugrats." Designed by Kornick Lindsay (Chicago, IL), the colorful packaging/product is part of "a strategic partnership between Oral-B and Nickelodeon in which the packaging helps fight the battle to get kids to brush and make it a better experience," says Sheree Lucas, Oral-B product manager.
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Deep skirt delivers strong shelf impact

When El Paso Chile Co. of El Paso, TX, started shipping its dips and salsa, it used a conventional continuous-thread closure on its glass jar. Its chief appeal was a deep skirt that allowed room for plenty of graphics.
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CLARIFICATION

In our June story titled "Case packer solves tissue issue," the changeover time was misstated. It takes three hours to change upstream manufacturing systems but only minutes to change the case packer supplied by R.A.
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Reforming FDA

Congress has picked up the pace on FDA reform, with legislation moving in both the House and Senate. Strongly backed by food manufacturers is language in the Senate bill providing that health claims on food labels would be presumed to be authorized if the claim is based on, and consistent with, findings of a federal health agency or of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Secondary pack boosts sales, trims costs

Asheville, NC-based Candle Station switched its oil lamp packaging late last year. Then it watched holiday sales of the item jump, says co-owner Helaine Greene.
A prewrapped lamp base is lowered into the lower base layer of Enviromold within a carton
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'Green' lights for Cambridge

This lighting and accessory manufacturer switched from paper-based void fill to a biodegradable mold-in-place system that sheds light on productivity and environmental issues.
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Minute Maid offers Hi-C drinks in shaped, marsupial pouches

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA, is packaging drinks in bottle-contoured pouches. We suggested they might do this (see Packaging World, September '95, p.
Two reciprocating fill funnels deliver walnuts to open bags, two at a time (above). Downstream, bags are picked up by robotic he
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Zippered packs sparkle for Diamond Walnut

Stockton, CA, growing cooperative adds zippers to walnut bags. New hf/f/s machine and modular case erector/packer/closer efficiently pack four bag sizes.
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WestPack draws from far and wide

Featuring four specialty pavilions, including a brand new Materials Handling Pavilion, WestPack '97 unfolds at the Anaheim Convention Center September 23 to 25.
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KFC tests new meal plate

An ongoing test at select Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets will soon determine if a plated meal package for single servings should be adopted throughout the Louisville, KY-based KFC chain.

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