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Some marketers still failing the 'appeal of real' test

Department of Consumer Protection finds evidence of frozen seafood package labels that inaccurately reflect the product weight. The difference was made up by ice.
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Expiration dates on labels only cause confusion

Ignore expiration dates, says one author, and use your eyes and nose to determine what’s fresh enough to consume.
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Scientists set sail for first global study of 'plastic soup'

The 5 Gyres Project, a marine study of the plastic debris found in the world’s five oceanic gyres, launches in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Meeting the challenge of mold on wood pallets

It's not an appealing topic, but it has grabbed recent headlines.

European tube suppliers report relatively stable 2009

The tube’s versatility, and a strong presence in cosmetics and pharma, helped this package weather the economic storm across Europe.
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When it comes to food safety, perception is reality

It’s no secret that food safety is a hot-button issue these days.
NEW MULTIPACKS. After bottling and labeling in Norway, Isbre water is  shipped throughout Europe and to the port in Newark, NJ.
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Contract packager sates retailers' thirst for water multipacks

Isbre Norwegian glacier springs water opens additional U.S. markets by multipacking its individual bottles through co-packer ActionPak Inc.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: Metal detection technology

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Intellitrack XR (IXR) is a signal processing technology that will be integrated into the entire family of Thermo Scientific APEX metal detectors.
FAULTLESS PREP. Orca Bay redesigned its frozen seafood packaging to include two varieties of vacuum-packaging steam technology--
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Value and health drive new food and beverage packaging

A depressed economy and consumers' increasing concerns about personal, as well as environmental, health and wellness drive food and beverage packaging innovations.


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