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All-natural cocktail mixers adopt aseptic carton packaging

‘A revolution for the cocktail mixer category,’ according to Powell & Mahoney, a new aseptic carton for the company’s products preserves the mixers’ clean, authentic flavor...with help from co-packer Leahy-IFP
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Hoppy Paws stamper kit package
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Tracking innovative product/package development

Debuted to the general public on the television show “Shark Tank,” Hoppy Paws, Newport Beach, CA, has created a product to add fun and imagination to the holidays.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Progress in paper bottles

In case you hadn’t noticed, the race for a paper bottle is on.
Stoneground Flakes cereal
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Back to the Roots ‘undoes’ it again with new cereal, outside help

Back to the Roots is at it again — growing nationally and “undoing” processed foods with more outsourcing help, new packaging and some wild new products bound for national retailers.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
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Loophole closes on dimensional weight pricing

Have you taken a close look at your cartons, cases and shippers lately?
John Mazelin
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Hall of Fame and scholarship support packaging’s past, present and future

Among the latest developments for the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) is an honor given to one industry veteran for decades of service, and a new program that will help encourage the industry veterans of tomorrow.
Lisa Shambro
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Cost cutter: For too many outsourcing partnerships, trust issues lurk

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing’s recently held an event, F4SS Connect, in San Diego.
One of Ruspak’s new 'Bartelt style' machines.
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New York co-packer boosts OTC, pharma capacity

Ruspak Contract Packaging Service, Lyons, NY, adds pouching machines, inkjet printers, shrink wrapper and more.
Co-packers bound for Italy
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Contract packagers plan trade trip to Italy

The Contract Packaging Association will help bring North American members to IPACK-IMA 2015, in Milano, Italy in May.
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New biz director for Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing

Flexible packaging pro Tobin J. Haas named director of new biz for the packaging system and co-pack services provider.
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Display Pack announces move to Cedar Springs, MI

Company growth prompts move to 406,000-sq.-ft. facility
The X33 x-ray inspection features a redesigned, more user-friendly interface
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Private labeler Zinetti Foods upgrades with X-ray inspection

The private labeler of frozen entrees added X-rays to its inspection line to enhance food safety and ensure food safety for its retail chain customers. Vendor: Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
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3PL firm We Pack preps for expansion with Nulogy software rollout

We Pack Logistics expands relationship & rollout with Nulogy and flagship co-pack system, PackManager.
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Food contract manufacturer-packer Wixon hires new rep

Bryan Mazur joins the food processor-packer, with a focus on contracting
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Contract Packaging Association offers technical scholarship

CPA, in partnership with IoPP, announces a $2,500 scholarship to a student specializing in packaging machinery or systems.
Drug compounding
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FDA issues guidance for outsourcing facilities

On Nov. 21, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued three additional policy documents to assist entities that compound sterile human drugs with registering as outsourcing facilities.
RxBar
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Revised approach to packaging takes protein bar to new levels

The RxBar is a 1.83-oz protein bar formulated to be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition.
Supplier News
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Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging hires two key execs

Steve Meeker, 30-year pharma veteran, hired as chief operating officer; longtime QA Specialist Edwin Miranda signs on as director of quality.

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