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Particulates in aseptic packaging

At Aseptipak 2010, Roger Hoffman, president and CEO of contract packager Foodswing Inc., talked with Packaging World Editor Pat Reynolds about particulates in aseptic brick packs. "There has yet to be a partnership between the brand owners, the FDA, and a packaging company like us," said Hoffman.
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PepsiCo understands that aseptic packaging meets emerging consumer needs

Packaging World Editor Pat Reynolds moderated a panel discussion at the November 3-4 Aseptipak Conference, and  while there he asked PepsiCo's Steve Rowe, Senior Manager of Technology and Innovation, for a few observations on the aseptic packaging scene.
Greater>Than
Package Case Study
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PET bottle flexes with hot filling

A sports/hydration beverage based on coconut water has been introduced in the first 20-oz stock PowerFlex PET container.
Hukkanen
Package Case Study
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Paperboard tray for MAP fish

The Finnish fish processing company V. Hukkanen Oy is launching its Kalaneuvos marinated salmon strips in a new paperboard-based microwaveable and ovenable modified atmosphere packaging.
OFF THE SHELF: Walgreens tries fresh RTE meals
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OFF THE SHELF: Walgreens tries fresh RTE meals

The Corner Kitchen is a new fresh-food concept being tried out in some of the Walgreens Chicago stores. Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at a couple of the microwaveable, ready-to-eat items in the category.
Machine Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Belted chamber packaging machine

Multivac’s B610 belted chamber vacuum packaging machine provides hygienic and ergonomic features in a system that allows for packaging of many of the largest food products and quantities. See it at PACK EXPO Booth #E-6242.
Feature Article
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E-beam could be on the way

The emergence of electron-beam sterilization could transform hot-fill operations like Plum Organics into aseptic filling operations instead.
Package Case Study
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SUP wines convenient and eco-friendly

The Jeanjean Group, Saint-Felix de Lodez, France, operates both as a wine producer and specialty packager of wines. Markets include cafes, restaurants, hotels, and large cellars as well as consumer retailers.
Package Case Study
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Baby cereal in a cup

Granada, Spain-based Puleva Food SL introduced ready-to-eat baby cereals to the Spanish market in November 2009.
News
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Dry aseptics-- an emerging trend?

I’ve always been fascinated by aseptic packaging, especially since food and beverage manufacturers began to evolve beyond the humble brick pack and started looking at aseptic filling of PET containers.

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