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Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
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A flair for Hispanic packaging

Hispanic package design expert Mariví shares her advice about packaging for this hot, high-growth market.
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The wrap-up: Old wine in old pouches

In this article from National Geographic, an archaeologist traces drink to the Stone Age and finds pouched wines.
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RFID: The promise and the struggle

Hype about radio-frequency identification clashes with reality at Baltimore EPC Global conference.
RFID tags like these are wending their way into packaging. Pallets and cases will get them first, but eventually even primary pa
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RFID and packaging security: not 'if,' but 'when'

The potential to track and trace helps establish a package's 'pedigree' and uncover tampering.
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Pet product closure

Precious Cat, a Colorado-based pet care company, chose a closure from Weatherchem to top its 20-oz container for cat litter additive called Cat Attract™.
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Silver Award winners

Following is a list of winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Achievement Awards.
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Parsons Scale Systems: High-speed bagging

Designed specifically for premade, flat-bottom, side-gusset bags, Parson’s high-speed bagging system produces packages at speeds to 75/min. Consists of Worldstar® II combination net weigher integrated with a Duplex “S” bag hanger and “BCX” closing conveyor.
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Classes of poultry revisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to amend the poultry class standards of identity to better reflect poultry sold in today’s market.
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 5)

Coors' new £35 million brewery (Part 5 of a 6-part series)

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