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FMI endorses OTC changes

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) supports FDA's proposed regulation to establish a standardized labeling format for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But in comments to FDA, the trade group asked for national uniformity in requirements for OTC drug product labeling.
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This close-up shows the starwheels and center guide for an air cleaner at Seagram?s LaSalle plant. Located on the center guide i
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Seagram salutes the end of tweaking

Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.
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Country-of-origin labeling on the fast track?

The Clinton Administration is fighting for renewal of its fast-track negotiating authority in international trade. Meanwhile, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is fighting to see that the proposal to require front panel country-of-origin marking on packages of frozen fruits and vegetables doesn't get wrapped into the fast track bill by supporters willing to trade their vote on fast track for inclusion of the labeling proposal.
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USDA/FDA wrap new demands around meat, poultry packaging

No longer will food companies accept self-certification from vendors. In fact, some new packaging has already been pulled from the market.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Label, Inc., Pharmaceutical Div. (Itasca, IL), has opened a pharmaceutical label packaging facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.
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Final rule issued on dietary supplement labeling

More than two years in the making, a final rule on dietary supplements has finally been issued. It takes effect March 23, 1999, and it applies to products containing ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or amino acids intended to supplement the diet.
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Britvic banks on being different (sidebar)

McCain tests aseptically filled PET
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Sentinel Products Corp. (Hyannis, MA) have formed a joint venture to manufacture and sell extruded polyolefin and engineered metallocene foams globally.
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Meese Orbitron Dunne Co.: IBC with liner

A new intermediate bulk container from Meese Orbitron Dunne (Madison, IN) features the patent-pending MOD Out-liner Sump(TM). The standard disposable plastic liner is inserted through a 23"-W opening, with the neck of the liner then pulled trough the sump opening and a chemical-resistant stainless-steel fitting attached to the Out-liner Sump.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Dairy Food and Packaging Group of Twinpak Inc. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) has opened a rigid plastic packaging facility in Newport News, VA.
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Volpak: Volpak: Vertical f/f/s system

ACMA/GD (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Volpak VR-200 high-speed vertical form/fill/seal system. Produces pillow-style, side-gusseted and block-bottom pouches for liquid and dry products, including pouches with reclosable zippers and pop-up straws, at speeds to 150/min.
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Three-pack carrier makes sampling simpler

A novel bottle carrier made of corrugated is helping First Coast Brewing of Wilmington, NC, entice first-time buyers to sample its craft-brewed beers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chevron Chemical Co., U.S. Chemicals Div. (Houston, TX): J. R. Boots, business mgr.-HDPE.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
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Pediatric labeling

FDA's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee has recommended that labels of OTC pediatric analgesic and antipyretic drugs could contain directions for children down to two months of age.
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BrainForest stands out at Pack Expo West

Sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Pack Expo West 97 drew 12겞 visitors to Las Vegas last month, up from 9걽 at the inaugural Pack Expo West in '95.
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Dorpak, a div. of Cin-Made Packaging Group: Pour spout closure

Dorpak's (Cincinnati, OH) new pour spout is designed for chemical applications. Made of PP, it offers a reclosable 110-mm opening and a T-E membrane.

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