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Tinted bottles shield milk from UV light

When it comes to milk jugs, "Yellow is better," according to Smith Dairy Products, maker of the opaque yellow "Super Jug" of milk. The extrusion-blown, high-density polyethylene jug blocks out ultraviolet light emanating from fluorescent lighting in the supermarket dairy case or from the sun itself, according to the company.
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Excel?s training kit for new representatives (above) holds a variety of media in  different levels in the thermoform. For this p
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Trays for audio/visual media 'serve and protect'

For trays that hold cassettes, CDs and video tapes, Vinylweld shifts to new PVC sheet that holds tolerances and protects the media.
Mead Johnson?s use of the nonround paper/foil canister marked the second commercial application of this new package. While th
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Unconventional packaging fuels a product launch

A nonround canister and a 12-count 'purse pack' are the package formats chosen by Mead Johnson to launch a new kind of calcium supplement called Viactiv.
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FDA OKs functional food

In what many observers think will be the first in a flood of new "functional foods," FDA gave a green light for the sale of Take Control, a new margarine manufactured by Lipton that in tests sharply lowered cholesterol.
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International Paper: Milk and juice packaging

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has introduced a new generation of packaging for juice and milk products. Tru-Taste(TM) Gold for juice uses multiple layers of high-performance resins and a contact layer of LDPE.
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Kellogg, IP team up in school

A new school milk program from Kellogg Co. and International Paper (Memphis, TN) features 8-oz milk cartons displaying popular Kellogg characters on the side panels.
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Supplement labels

Dietary supplement labels now must contain more complete information, including a clear identity statement, a complete list of ingredients and a new "Supplement Facts" information panel.
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Court criticizes FDA on rejected claims

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, considered the most influential court of appeals on regulatory matters, essentially rejected FDA's high-handed approach to denying health claims deemed lacking "significant scientific agreement." It faulted the agency for failing to define "significant scientific agreement" and for refusing even to consider allowing manufacturers to make some label claims as long as they're mitigated by an FDA-approved disclaimer statement.
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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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FDA cuts deal on functional foods

After months of discussion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reached an agreement with Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Products to bring the company's cholesterol-reducing margarine, Benecol, to market as a conventional food rather than as a dietary supplement.

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