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Wipe-on labeling system for clamshell packaging

Fresh produce marketer installs label applicator that improves placement accuracies and reduces labor costs.
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SpoonLidz offers a value-added solution

A ‘sustainable spoon’ is part of the package for yogurt, pudding, chili, and other single-serve cups.
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Salad Days: Profitably Packaging Greens

Making a salad used to be somewhat of a project. Grocery-store shoppers would buy ingredients separately, take them home and wash, chop, and mix their own greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables. They might even make their own dressing. But today’s time-starved schedules make that an increasingly daunting and archaic task. Enter the pre-washed, pre-cut, pre-packaged salad. Find out more in this White Paper from Harpak.
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Feedback on oxo-biodegradables

 Research leading up to last month’s Lead Off column included a call to the Biodegradable Products Institute, whose executive director comments here.
Feature Article
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Food protection plan summary

FDA’s recent summary of the progress of its Food Protection Plan included these specifics relating to the Plan’s three themes: 1) Prevention, 2) Intervention, and 3) Response.
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FDA official analyzes current and future food safety efforts

The problem with thinking about how to protect the nation’s food supply is that when you get into it a little bit, it’s pretty frightening.
Package Case Study
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Pouch provides at-home meal prep

A confluence of food and beverage product and packaging trends are represented with the introduction of new Salad Finishers™ and Potato Finishers™ from Sargento Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI.
Podcast

Green packaging in Europe: the view from the U.K.

In the U.K., as elsewhere in Europe, an analytical, holistic approach to sustainable packaging has taken root.
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How to succeed in the new 'Store-as-Brand' world

Identify category gaps, make your package a disruptive force, and look again at structure. The goals are offering meaningful value and cementing deep consumer relationships.
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Taking aim at OEE

Is your company on-target with your OEE program? If not, you may want to reconsider.

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