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MAP for cooked ground beef

Inspired by bagged salad mixes, Farmland National Beef of Kansas City, MO, has launched three seasoned varieties of fully cooked ground beef in zippered bags with a 30-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Holographics provide sweet rewards

Whether it’s winning accolades from consumers or from two of Canada’s prestigious National Packaging Competition awards, the packaging for Cadbury Crunchie and Crispy Crunch candy bars keeps shining.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
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Spalding's 'outrageous metal' box

XFL footballs from Spalding Sports Worldwide, Inc., kick up a notch the on-shelf presence of pigskin packaging. The Chicopee, MA, sporting goods company introduced a seven-item line of XFL footballs in late ’00, ahead of the league’s February debut.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
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Beverage shines in metallic label

Though the metallized biaxially oriented polypropylene labels chosen by Energy Brands for its new 32-oz Glacéau Fruitwater cost more than paper versions, J.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs (sidebar)

Reiser helps distribute packaging solutions
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Allergan's bottle is a real eye opener

Allergan, an Irvine, CA-based global health care company that specializes in eye care and pharmaceutical products, has repackaged its Complete-brand multipurpose solution for soft contact lenses in a dramatically different way.
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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
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Combo packets go on display

Portion Pac Inc. (PPI), Mason, OH, introduced in September ’00 shelf display units of its “Squeezers” PB&J packets. Designed graphically and structurally by The Marlin Co.
Dean Foods' newly introduced Marie's Pourables is a line of PET-bottled fresh salad dressings sold in the refrigerated case. The
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life

Dean Foods’ National Refrigerated Products Group employs extended shelf life technologies to market new products. New Marie’s Pourables and NesQuik demonstrate this strategy.
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Wine labels reflect high quality

The Robert Mondavi Winery, maker of premium Chilean wines Caliterra and Arboleda, wants its customers to know they are drinking a quality wine—even before they uncork the bottle.
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life (sidebar)

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A maintenance worker places the new Smart Sac Stand-up Pouch inside the Smart Box containing unit for proportioning and dispensi
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Company gets 'smart' with flexibles

A specially designed stand-up pouch helps this manufacturer of cleaning chemicals provide consumers with greater convenience and efficiency.
In two languages, the Kraft Canada Minute Rice box extols the new easy-open, easy-reclose feature that is an integral part of th
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Pour spout on rice box wins patent

A paperboard pack for Kraft Canada’s Minute Rice has a tear-open pour spout that’s been well received by consumers. The converter has just been awarded a U.S. patent on the technology.

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