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Sponsor: Hitachi America, Ltd September 6, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

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Download white paper - Food Industry Compressed Air >>

Compressed air is a key utility supporting the food packaging and processing industries in North America. Compressed air must be contaminant-free to ensure the protection of the food products processed in each facility.

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Download white paper - Track & Trace Foodborne Illnesses >>

When a food-contamination situation erupts, it's imperative that companies be well-equipped to trace the origins of that outbreak and act effectively to limit the public's exposure to pathogens.

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Dial-a-dose label is a 'revolution in OTC dosing'

"The revolution in over-the-counter dosing." That's how Palm Beach Gardens, FL-based AccuDial Pharmaceutical, Inc. describes its Children's AccuDial line of liquid OTC (over-the-counter) medications. The "revolution" per se, is the product's two-part label that allows consumers to administer a precise dose—in milliliters—of a liquid medication based on his or her child's weight. That differs from many children's medications that are dosed by age or age groups.

The buzz on crop-waste use for biopolymers

Packaging World editor Pat Reynolds reports that "using crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock is suddenly hot." He adds, "I think the growth and maturation of all these biopolymer developments will be one of the most fascinating packaging stories in the decade to come."

Speeding cheese slicing through automation

Cheese slicing and packaging are taken to a whole new level of speed and automation with the recent installation of Line 5 at Bel Leerdammer Cheese. Among the highlights on this new line is a novel use of X-Ray scanning combined with powerful controls technology capable of processing data in milliseconds....

'Box' concept takes off for ready meals in France

When it comes to ready meals packaging, France is in the grips of a convenience craze. A "box" concept has taken off, and among the newest entries into this category is the Choucroute Box from French food manufacturer Stoeffler....

Winnie the Pooh makes splash in HDPE bottles

New Windsor Brands launches line of infant washes, lotions, and shampoos in a custom bottle that provides shelf appeal and functionality....

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New game-changing private-label beer brands
Lisa Baer of Baer Design Group says "Beer is one area where private-label may take a smack at national brands." Here she shows two new examples of private-label canned beer brands and compares their packaging against leading national labels.



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