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Tropicana twists again

In April Tropicana Products of Bradenton, FL, will launch Tropicana Twister in a new 20-oz five-layer bottle made by Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY).
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Labeling foods of the future

"Functional" foods are poised to become the hottest trend in food marketing, but labeling remains an unresolved issue. The Food and Drug Administration says it is working on regulations for these loosely defined products that claim to offer a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, but offers no timetable.
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FDA says Weider's health claims lack muscle

Agency blocks the first effort to use a new expedited approval process for health claims on package labels. Who will try next?
New packages bearing the Member?s Mark logo have been available for several months. Many of the early packages use flexible ma
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Sam's Club product labels turn private

Long known for presenting national-brand merchandise, Wal-Mart's Sam's Club introduces new private-label Member's Mark line, in everything from soup to jeans.
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Proposed dietary supplement regs draw fire

Bombarded by more than 100ꯠ comments and a request from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA), the Food and Drug Administration extended the comment period and will further review its proposed labeling regulations for dietary supplements.
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Food claims at risk, too?

A leading expert on food labeling says FDA's position on dietary supplement labeling is likely to mean food manufacturers also will face closer scrutiny of their claims.
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Sud-Chemie Performance Packaging: Desiccant tubes

United Desiccants' (Louisville, KY) injection-molded tube and desiccant stoppers are said to eliminate moisture contamination of products, increase packaging productivity and enhance brand equity.
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FDA proposes labeling for nonpasteurized juices (sidebar)

FDA unfreezes 'healthy' label
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FDA to streamline dietary supplement labels (sidebar)

FDA 'dumps' laxative package
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Ciba Specialty Chemicals: Vitamin E antioxidants

Information on Ciba's (Tarrytown, NY) Irganox E product line is available through a new brochure entitled "Irganox E: Vitamin E-based Polymer Antioxidants." The brochure describes the benefits of Vitamin E in film making, including melt flow and color stability, reduced gel formation in blown and cast films, thermal stability, and migration/extraction resistance.

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