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FDA says Weider's health claims lack muscle

Agency blocks the first effort to use a new expedited approval process for health claims on package labels. Who will try next?
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Controls Product Brief
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T-Tek Material Handling, Inc: Controls/integration services

T-Tek Material Handling (Montgomery, AL) provides controls and integration services for palletizers, conveyors and other materials handling and hydraulic equipment.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

National Label Co. (Lafayette Hill, PA) and Harland Machine Systems (Manchester, England) have formed an alliance for the sale and distribution of Harland Labeling Systems throughout North America and Puerto Rico.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
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Labeling foods of the future

"Functional" foods are poised to become the hottest trend in food marketing, but labeling remains an unresolved issue. The Food and Drug Administration says it is working on regulations for these loosely defined products that claim to offer a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, but offers no timetable.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch

From depalletizing to shipping, nearly identical packaging equipment on two new lines boosts efficiency at the brewer's Houston, TX, plant.
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Irradiation labeling

FDA is taking too long to issue its final changes in labeling requirements for irradiated foods, complained the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) in testimony before the House Commerce Committee in October.
Machine Product Brief
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Sure Torque Inc: Benchtop capper

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a brochure on its newest capper and uncapper, Model BT94. Features automatic container clamping, positive closure chucking and applied torque resolution of ±1/2 in-lb.
Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
Machine Product Brief
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Kalish, a member of DT Industries Packaging Group: Spindle capper

Kalish's (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Supercap DL caps bottles as tall as 10" with closures ranging in size from 20 to 100 mm. To accommodate varying container heights, the adjustment is motorized, requiring no tools.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI); Huntsman Packaging (Salt Lake City, UT) for its Dalton, GA, facility; CCL Container (Rosemont, IL) for its Hermitage, PA, aerosol facility (formerly Advanced Monobloc).
Controls Product Brief
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Pressure-sensitive labeler

EPI's (New Freedom, PA) Flex-Pac Labeler(TM) is designed to integrate with Sandiacre packaging equipment used widely in the frozen food, produce and candy markets.
Materials Product Brief
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Advance Lifts, Inc: Turntable stretch wrapper

A new variable-speed powered turntable stretch wrapper from Advance Lifts (St. Charles, IL) comes with a ramp, making the wrapper easy to load from either hand pallet trucks or forklifts.
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In brief

A new Congress means another attempt by the food industry to enact the National Uniformity for Food Act, legislation establishing, among other things, a uniform system of labeling requirements...USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will postpone eliminating face-to-face meetings to approve labels, as planned.
To attract and keep talent like Herman Poon, vice president of business development, bottled water startup Natural Glacial Water
Supplier News
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Creative compensation keeps packaging people

To attract good packaging people, companies must pay top wages without leaving behind existing packaging employees. Alternative compensation practices can also help.by David Newcorn, Senior Editor
Machine Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Print/apply labeler

GEI International (Exton, PA) introduces the PPM Model 68 print/apply labeler, able to apply p-s labels to top, bottom, side or front and adjacent panel of most cases.
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Kodak shoots for better labels

Kodak's Health Imaging facility in Windsor, CO, switched suppliers of thermal-transfer print ribbons primarily to gain greater print consistency and clarity on its labels.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN): Gerald K. McGinty, vp/global manager, packaging/converting business unit.

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