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Breathable can for Gloria Jean's coffees

For gift packs, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees of Castroville, CA, has switched from steel cans containing 1.75 oz of ground coffee to 4-oz foil/paperboard canisters.
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Clean air conflicts

The Flexible Packaging Assn. (FPA) issued a statement in July expressing its disappointment with President Clinton's decision to endorse the proposed new standards for ozone and particulate matter.
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Dairy, juice products come up short

U.S. packagers of fluid milk, juice, yogurt and cottage cheese can expect more unannounced inspections from federal and state agencies seeking underfilled products.
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New look for tubes

Freeman Cosmetics' new Aromatherapy line, introduced in July, includes two packages that are real departures for the Los Angeles-based company.
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Land O'Lakes tests fresh meal kits

In May, a new contender in the burgeoning home meal replacement category quietly appeared in the refrigerated produce section of Chicago-area grocery stores.
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Pouch brings fruit smoothies to the supermarket

Houston-based Tropeak® is banking on a stand-up pouch with zipper reclosure to make Smoothy fruit drinks an everyday beverage in homes across America.
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Coco Lopez debuts foodservice carton

Last month, Miami-based Coco L*pez introduced a new line of non-alcoholic cocktail mixes for foodservice customers in 48-oz Pour 'n Seal® reclosable aseptic cartons from Combibloc (Columbus, OH).
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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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