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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Malo & Weste Corp. (Asbury Park, NJ) has established a vacuum-forming operation for small-run needs of drug, cosmetic, hardware and tool packagers.
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Frozen vegetables like these can now be labeled ?healthy.?
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FDA expands 'healthy' label to frozen and canned produce

Processors of frozen and canned produce are studying how best to take advantage of a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration allowing frozen and canned fruits and vegetables to be labeled "healthy." Using that term to describe all fresh fruits and vegetables has been allowed since 1994, but no such broad allowance was made at that time for frozen or canned fruits and vegetables.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
Frozen soup is stored in this walk-in freezer until a frozen food distributor picks it up for delivery to supermarkets
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Tabletop filler boosts soups

Since a tabletop filler was installed last December, restaurant Barnum & Bagel is enjoying solid growth in supermarket sales of its frozen soups in PP tubs and lids
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Topflight Corp. (York, PA): Thomas Rice, sales rep., pharmaceutical and medical market group.
Blister packs and lidded cups are two prominent techniques for providing single-dose packs of medication. A worker at Packaging
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Federal 'medicine' for drug errors may be hard to swallow

Agencies are now considering requirements for unit-dose packaging and bar coding of containers to reduce the potential for medication errors.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Drug & Pharmaceutical category
The barrier foam tray now used for secondary packaging replaced a thermoformed flexible film. It makes Burnett?s line of micr
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Burnett cooks with foamed PP/EVOH tray

California marketer of precooked beef and pork takes the home meal replacement concept to a new level thanks to its foamed PP tray with EVOH barrier.
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SICK, Inc: Interactive CD-ROM

An interactive CD-ROM from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN) displays the new CLV 410 bar-code scanner. Available in Mac and Windows formats, the CD-ROM enables users to explore all parameters of the scanner, which is designed for applications such as pharmaceutical/product verification and test-tube tracking.
Oral-B?s new kids? toothpaste (left) uses shaped orifices to dispense product in a variety of patterns. The Scent (above) is 
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Tubes of the year!

This year's winners of the Tube Council Awards carried a strong health and beauty theme, as well as a focus on innovation.

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