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At Rose Acre Farms? White County egg farm, individual eggs are ink-jet coded in three lanes on a conveyor (below left). Mech
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Egg codes convey Rose Acre's quality commitment

By ink-jet coding directly onto eggs as well as on outer cartons, Rose Acre Farms believes it enjoys a competitive edge.
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Stonyfield Farm blends environmental/economic goals

New multipack packaging for kids' yogurt exemplifies Stonyfield Farm's dual commitment to the environment and to its bottom line.
John Harris, Nature Labs? director of operations, found leasing indispensable in setting up a new packaging line for the rapi
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Packagers take a lease on new business

Packagers that lease equipment cite preservation of working capital and tax benefits as advantages over buying.
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Kal Kan whisks 'Whiskas' pouch

In April, Kal Kan Foods, Inc., launched nationwide eight 3-oz varieties of wet cat food in a retorted laminated foil pouch with a two-year shelf life comparable to its canned pet foods.
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French dogs taste 'fresh' cuisine

Thanks to the first installation of a newly developed form/fill/seal machine, French dogs and their owners are receiving first-class treatment. Effems, a European company of M&M Mars, is now packaging its Frolic™ dog food in a stand-up bag with edge seals that features easy opening and a Trans-Zip™ zipper for reclosure.
Food, bronze
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
New packs of Heath?s bird suet (above) offer consumers easy opening. At retail, they can stand on the shelf, offer appealing gra
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Flexible materials earn Green Globe Award

Heath Manufacturing wins a Green Globe Award from the Flexible Packaging Assn. for a bird suet cake package that uses less material than its predecessor. New equipment increases productivity while saving labor costs.
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Protecting gourmet flavors for canines

Breeder's Choice opts for a high-barrier, all-plastic lamination for two sizes of its new Pinnacle super-premium dog foods. Long shelf life, nutrient protection and minimizing of infestation are among benefits.
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Flexible pack zips to market

A flexible bag with a transverse zipper provides consumers with 'pour-and-store' convenience for Birds Eye-brand frozen chicken-based meals.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Balluff, Inc. (Florence, KY): Kent Howard, vp, gen. mgr.; David R. Bird, national sales mgr.

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