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Carry on carry-outs

Packaging of restaurant food for carry-out looks to be a very hot market. The NPD Group (Port Washington, NY) reported that 1996 was the first year that more restaurant meals were taken out than eaten on premise.
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GMA participates in "America Recycles Day"

At an October 1 White House "America Recycles Day" ceremony, the Grocery Manufacturers of America reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to reduce solid waste.
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HP picks PE foam for 'green' packs

At Hewlett-Packard's Boise, ID, disk and tape drive manufacturing plant, management sought an alternative to polyurethane foam packaging, which is taxed by European governments because it is so rarely recycled.
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New packaging to invigorate Salem brand

Last month, RJ Reynolds, Winston- Salem, NC, began testing a new slide box and package design in New York City for its Salem brand of cigarettes.
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New life for Morris

Cat lovers are urged to breathe a tenth life into Morris the Cat this holiday season with Heinz Pet Products' new 9-Lives® Color & Win promotion.
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Protecting delicate decorations

Bakery supplier Lucks Food Decorating Co.'s unique product, Edible Image® transfers, are hygroscopic cake decorations that peel off of a liner and adhere to cake frosting in seconds, eliminating the need for in-store bakeries, schools and restaurants to hand decorate cakes.
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Clarification

In the Mainstream department in October, PW prematurely reported a joint venture between Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Sentinel Products Corp.
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More country-of-origin opposition

Opponents of the U.S. Customs Service's proposed mandatory front-panel country-of-origin marking picked up two strong consumer-oriented allies when both Washington, DC-based consumer advocacy group Public Voice for Food and Health Policy and the National Consumers League (NCL) submitted comments against the requirement.
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New kids' Tylenol label

In line with recommendations from FDA's over-the-counter drug advisory committee, labels of Tylenol will begin warning parents of the danger to children from overdosages.
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'Made in the USA' means it

The Federal Trade Commission is backing off a proposal to ease the requirements for labeling a product "Made in the USA." Faced with protests from unions, consumer groups, and influential members of Congress, including Rep.
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Laser-scored carton scores for La Costena

Mexico City-based La Coste"a may not have been the first in Mexico to market tomato-based products in aseptic brick packs. But when it did unveil its aseptic packs last August, they were anything but me-too offerings.
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Congress tries to wrap up approval process

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Breaking out of the jewel box

New York-based record company 32 Records launched its 32 Jazz label this April with a new CD package reminiscent of LP packaging. Company spokesman Joel Dorn cites durability of the package, made of both paperboard and polystyrene, as well as its fully printable paperboard surface, as keys to the company's decision.
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Gaining an Urban edge

"The labels are kinda like our minds-always changing." So reads the label of Jones Soda, the latest venture of the Urban Juice and Soda Co.

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