Fremont custom-designs a new type of display-ready, film-wrapped shipper around the needs of supermarket customers. A new case-packing/shrink-wrapping line makes the design a production reality, paid for by materials savings.
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The new Transatlantic Economic Partnership (TEP) announced earlier this year as part of an effort to promote freer international trade could eliminate numerous trade barriers and "miles of red tape," according to GMA.
Manufacturers looking to stand out from the competition introduce mayonnaise in 32-oz PET bottles. They cite reduced breakage and lower freight costs as plastic's advantages, while cost and shelf life are competitive with glass.
The Multi-Station Rotary (MSR) filler from the Liquid Filling Div. of Terco (Bloomingdale, IL) incorporates the benefits of continuous motion in a variable-speed base for smooth container handling and reduced footprint.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) scored a major victory when an amendment requiring front panel country-of-origin labeling on frozen produce was dropped before being included in the Senate's FY '99 Agriculture Appropriations bill.