No less impressive is the high-quality printing on the rest of the package especially a highly detailed salad vignette. The film is printed flexographically in eight colors by Peel Plastic Products Ltd. (Brampton Ontario Canada). Retailing for $1.99 Canadian the upscale package was introduced in Canada in March '95 and won a gold award in the flexible packaging category in the Packaging Association of Canada's June '95 competition. The adhesive lamination consists of 0.8-mil reverse-printed polypropylene 0.5-mil metallized polyester and 2-mil linear low-density polyethylene. The current structure was downgauged from previous ones that included foil yet there was no loss in barrier. Shelf life is five months which is quite respectable considering the product is made without preservatives. The product will be marketed soon in the U.S.