According to a recently-released USDA survey, over 92% of retail stores had the required Safe Food Handling Labels on meat and poultry products. Because such labels are mandatory, USDA failed a store if one item within one category was found to lack the appropriate label.
Klockner Pentaplast of America Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has established a research and materials testing center for pharmaceutical blister package films so that customers can develop or improve their blister packages.
In the sunny South Pacific, consumers of Punaauia, Tahiti-based Pacific Beverage Co.'s juices, nectars and alcoholic drinks--all packed in 1-L aseptic bricks--are now enjoying the convenience of a screw cap reclosure.
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) has released two new brochures describing the benefits of modified atmosphere packaging for snack foods. The first brochure describes the benefits of modified atmosphere packaging and nitrogen supply options.
Unlike their counterparts in the U.S., many European consumers are no strangers to shelf-stable coffee creamers in aseptic bricks, even though that style of package lacks some of the user-friendliness and pouring ease of the gabletop carton.
The product inside may be more healthful or taste as good, but a package bearing a name like "meat product" or "peanut butter substitute" isn't likely to be as accepted as "bologna" or plain "peanut butter." As the food industry continues to develop new variations of old staples that are more in keeping with the public's desire for more nutritious and convenient foods, the U.S.
Mobil Chemical, Films Div. (Pittsford, NY), has introduced an OPP film with a matte, paper-like finish. Mobil Bicor® MLT film gives a translucent look to graphics and type while offering the protection and machinability of traditional OPP.