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Beam it down...in size

FDA now says 'irradiation' disclosure on food labels doesn't have to be a 'warning label.' Still, the food industry hopes for more concessions from the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
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Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
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Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
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Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Drop packer provides smooth operation
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Controls for a complex system

The entire operation of the MS700 bowl filling/lidding system running at Sanfilippo is tightly controlled by a SLC 504 programmable logic controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI).
Arotating plate ?broadcasts? or spreads yeast into a bisected funnel (above, inset) that channels the flow of yeast into two ja
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Jar line is a royal flush

Universal Foods' Red Star Yeast Div. boosts production five-fold with a new jar line. Nitrogen flushing consistently reduces headspace oxygen below 1%.
A Steelcase operator pulls a length of reinforced gummed tape from a dispenser for application to a box at the office furniture
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Tape machines secure Steelcase shipments

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase takes a hands-on approach to prevent product damage during distribution.
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Welch's 'concentrates' on plastic can

Under development for nearly eight years, an all-plastic, easy-open, microwavable canister is now appearing in East Coast freezer cases holding several varieties of frozen juice concentrates for Welch's, Concord, MA.
New packages bearing the Member?s Mark logo have been available for several months. Many of the early packages use flexible ma
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Sam's Club product labels turn private

Long known for presenting national-brand merchandise, Wal-Mart's Sam's Club introduces new private-label Member's Mark line, in everything from soup to jeans.
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Honey shows off in clear PET (sidebar)

Europe knows about honey in PET
Roland Baker (inset) checks the nitrogen level in bags of Wise potato chips. To package its chips, Wise Foods, uses 33 bagging m
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Teamwork pays off for everyone

Wise and its film suppliers work together to develop a new metallized oriented polypropylene film that can handle the demands of potato chip packaging.
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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Capitalizing on multiple locations
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Artistic label snags design award

In June, Martin Brothers Salad Dressings won the American Advertising Federation Award Citation of Excellence for Package Design for its artistic treatment of salad dressing labels.
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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Dual-track career path aids retention
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McCormick Place eases work rules

At Chicago's McCormick Place, work rule changes aimed at reducing costs for small exhibitors have been "initialed" by four unions. The agreement follows concessions already announced by hotels and by the exhibition hall, all created to stem the relocation of meetings and shows from Chicago (see page 54).
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. WIP luncheon.

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