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Food and Beverage Packaging editors and invited bloggers discuss industry trends, innovative new packages and offer a closer look at packaging issues.

Canada's rush to judgement on BPA is too rash

October 1, 2008
Several months ago, two Canadian agencies-Health Canada and Environment Canada-published a draft risk assessment for bisphenol-A (BPA). It declared that the substance is “toxic” within the meaning of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
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Packaging helps brands compete by targeting new channels

October 1, 2008
The alcoholic beverage business is extremely competitive, as well as global. Manufacturers represent large international companies. The distributors, in many cases, are national in scope and size, too.
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Zapping labels that clamor for clarity

September 1, 2008
It’s nearly impossible to attach a universal meaning to any single word or phrase because words mean different things on different labels and to different people. This is a time of opportunity, though, to capture shoppers’ attention and trust, as more of them are trying to spend less and have more meals at home. 
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An odd-sized package will be oddman out

September 1, 2008
If you’re a manufacturer and you bring a product to a retail buyer in an oversized package that doesn’t fit the shelf, well…expect grief. In an era based on category management discipline, retailers are no longer so tolerant of odd sizes that can’t be easily put on the shelf.
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10 tips to simplify machine cleaning

September 1, 2008
All manufacturing facilities should be kept clean at all times for best operation. Food and beverage plants must go further. Cleanliness is not just nice to have. It can literally be a matter of life and death for both customer and company.
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It's a big world after all

September 1, 2008
Nationalism (a.k.a. protectionism) is threatening our global economy! Or so the general media would have us believe.
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Track-and-Trace is not COOL: It's hot!

August 1, 2008
When CNN's Lou Dobbs rails against an issue, he gets a lot of attention. But awareness alone isn't enough to solve our problems. We need action.
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OEE and changeover

August 1, 2008
My June column discussed Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and its importance. This month I want to address one of major causes of low OEE.
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For new products, packaging is the main message

August 1, 2008
For retail buyers and category managers, the packaging of a new product is one of many factors that have to be considered, but one that has special meaning: It’s the attribute that projects the product’s message. And if it doesn’t do that effectively, the product probably won’t fly.
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Selfish, ignore-the-pack ideas brew packaged success

August 1, 2008
Six years ago, we launched our "Canned Beer Apocalypse" with a table-top machine (and a very optimistic title) that sealed one can of beer at a time.
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