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Carrot producer 'slides' to new zipper

Bakersfield, CA-based carrot producer Wm. Bolthouse Farms is among the first packaged goods manufacturers to use of the Slide-Rite(TM) zipper from Pactiv Inc.
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Frozen baby food debuts in ovenable paperboard trays

When author O. Robin Sweet and her husband ventured to St. Petersburg, Russia, six years ago, writing two new books and starting a food processing business were the farthest things from her mind.
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Reifenhauser Inc: Coextruded blown film

A modular-designed, 65"-W, three-layer coextrusion blown film system includes two 60-mm, 30:1 L/D grooved-feed extruders and a 70-mm, 30:1 L/D grooved-feed extruder.

New wine claims

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has approved two statements that winemakers can put on their labels touting the "health effects" of wine, after three years of lobbying by the wine industry.
General Mills, the manufacturer of Betty Crocker bakery mixes, has already voluntarily adopted a hazard analysis (HACCP) progra
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Clinton serves up food safety

Food companies seem likely to face tighter scrutiny of how packaging is stored and used under proposals. New EPA testing could finger some materials.
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FDA proposes labeling for nonpasteurized juices (sidebar)

FDA unfreezes 'healthy' label
Sold to school foodservice programs in five states, these fresh apples in MAP pouches are a big hit with students
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Apple and tortilla packs break the foodservice routine

Fresh, sliced apples for school foodservice customers and tortillas for hotel and restaurant kitchens both come in packages that look like they were lifted from a retail setting.
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.

Color-coded fragrances

Since introducing potpourri items last summer, Candle-lite's Fragrance De-Lite(TM) line now includes six products each available in eight different fragrances.


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