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Eggs-actly

On Nov. 30, 2000, Food and Drug Administration issued a final regulation requiring safe handling instructions on egg cartons. Within nine months, egg cartons must bear the following statement: “Safe Handling Instructions: To prevent illness from bacteria, keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly.” The regulation also requires that eggs delivered to retail establishments be promptly refrigerated at 45°F or lower.
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P&G moisturizer sold in RPET

A clear clamshell made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate helps showcase the newest Oil of Olay® moisturizer from Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble. Thermoformed by Creative Forming (Ripon, WI), the clamshell recently earned an award in the Roll-fed/Consumer Housewares category in the 11th annual thermoforming competition sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers.
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Bags are a natural for organic cereals

In May, 2000, Barbara’s Bakery, a Petaluma, CA-based natural foods maker, began using oriented polypropylene “eco” bags to sell family-sized packages of its Organic Shredded Oats and Organic Puffins cereals.
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Switch to PET brings icy look

United Distillers & Vintners recently replaced glass with polyethylene terephthalate for 200-mL (6.76-oz) bottles of its TGI Friday’s® On the Rocks line of ready-to-drink cocktails. The custom bottles are injection/stretch blow molded by Schmalbach-Lubeca.
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Kraft-y bottle wins accolades

Kraft Food Services, Glenview, IL, was honored in October with the Package of the Year award from the Atlanta-based Assn. of Dressings and Sauces. Kraft’s patented wide-mouth, high-density polyethylene 1-gal jug includes a handle featuring a thumbprint and finger-grip for easy gripping, along with a screw cap and a pouring-friendly design.
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Colorful redesign proves just plain nutty

When Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) began redesigning the 60-year-old package for Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, consultants there felt a break with the past was necessary.
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Packaging even a mother could love

For the first time in 40 years, Procter & Gamble, with the help of design consultancy Libby Perszyk Kathman Inc. (Cincinnati, OH), has created a new contemporary brand identity for its Pampers line of products.
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Sweet success for ice cream packs

Since the 1920s, Baldwin Ice Cream has graced the shelves of grocery store freezers. Now, in its first major update since 1994, Baldwin is freshening up both the look and feel of its package with the help of design group MackeySzar (Minneapolis, MN).
Harley-Davidson uses molded pulp to help protect shipments of motorcycle parts and accessories, as shown (above) by packaging en
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Molded pulp benefits beer, motorcycle parts shipments

Harley-Davidson and Merchant Direct discussed how they ride the advantages of molded pulp at IMPEPA’s late-September seminar.
David Van de Velde (shown above) could be called the 'curator' of the Vincent Van Gogh line of spirits. The vodka bottles (right
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Vodka served at this art gallery

In the premium spirits category, Luctor shows Dutch heritage through extravagant decorating of Vincent Van Gogh vodkas, gin and a liqueur. Gallery graphics require 16 colors involving suppliers in five European countries.
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Carnation relaunches Coffee-mate

A new curvy-shaped, high-density polyethylene jar, decorated by a heat-shrunk roll-on label, is carrying Carnation Coffee-mate® to the marketplace.
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Silgan likes Rojek's end technology

Metalgrafica Rojek of Brazil has licensed Silgan Containers (Woodland Hills, CA) to produce and market in North America Rojek’s unique easy-open convenience end for metal cans or glass jars used for food, beverage or non-food applications.
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Quicken capitalizes on brand equity

In August, Mountain View, CA-based Intuit Inc. rolled out nationwide its line of Quicken® 2001 financial software products in a redesigned package.
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Regal solution protects bottles

Chalone Vineyard of Napa, CA, is the first to benefit from a new molded fiber technology called PulpFusion. Regale claims it can reduce costs by 80% and lead time by 90% compared to other molded fiber technologies.
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Getting a handle on salsa packaging

In April, Frito-Lay rolled out its Tostitos™ brand salsa in a 28-oz plastic jug that features an integral handle and a wide-mouth closure. According to David Miller, senior technologist with Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Corp., the multilayer polypropylene bottle is coextrusion-blown by Continental Plastic Containers (Irving, TX) and incorporates an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier.

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