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Oscar Mayer brand P3 capitalizes on the healthful snacking craze.
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Kraft pushes packs of protein

Kraft Foods Group’s Oscar Mayer brand is introducing P3 Portable Protein Pack: meat, cheese, and nuts in a packaging format designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help keep them going throughout the day.
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Robotic end effectors are guided to the precise position of the incoming flow-wrapped patties by a vision system.
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Frozen beef patties go robotic

Since Ivor Karan established his feedlot in 1974, Karan Beef has seen steady growth. Now the firm’s top-quality beef products are benefitting from robotic cartoning.
Oxygen absorber for multilayer container.
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Oxygen absorber for multilayer chili container

Erasco brand chili, part of Campbell’s Germany GmbH, is taking advantage of an innovative oxygen absorbing technology in its multilayer container.
The key to the Oven Perfect film specifications is that the thermoform plus lid stock become the best possible cooking vessel for the meat cut inside.
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Smithfield division launches pork in thermoformed cook-in packs

Backed by an aggressive ad campaign featuring a James Brown Motown classic, Farmland Foods’ Oven Perfect packaging has convenience written all over it.
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Windowed bag reveals jerky has nothing to hide

All-natural beef and pork jerky product is launched in a 3-oz, flexible film pouch with a window that showcases the product’s handcrafted appeal.
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Vibrant heritage of sausage store embodied in new sleeve graphics

New design for beloved brand of U.K. pork sausages connects consumers' desire for authenticity with the product's vibrant heritage.
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Weis Markets to use 100% recyclable PET MAP trays for meat

Working with custom thermoformer, the grocery chain embarks on development of first closed-loop recyclable meat tray.
Sausage production/packaging line with tray denesting and product conveying
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Sausage production/packaging line with tray denesting and product conveying

Reiser's John McIsaac and Mark Ewing of JLS describe the Heron tray loading system at Pack Expo, showing a tray denester, tray conveyor, product conveyor, product inspection, and ABB FlexPicker end-of-arm tooling with vacuum on board.
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Packaging a big influencer of meat, poultry purchase

While cost is the biggest factor driving the purchase of meat and poultry today, consumers report the influence of environmentally friendly and leak-free packaging in their decision-making.
This automatic splicing system has been a big help not only in reducing film waste but also in making Odom’s Tennessee Pride more operationally efficient.
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A splice in time saves dimes

At Odom’s Tennessee Pride, automatic film splicing systems are being added to flow wrapping equipment to boost productivity and reduce film waste.

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