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9/30/2020

A federal judge in Minnesota has invited outside opinions on United Food and Commercial Workers Union v. the USDA, which is a challenge to swine slaughter inspection reform. The case will look at the Food Safety and Inspection Service's decision to cut line-speed limits from its regulations.

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Food Safety News
9/30/2020

Iconic Protein will complete its sugar-free reformulation across its portfolio of grass-fed whey dairy protein drinks by the end of 2021's first quarter. The switch includes the brand's ready-to-drink protein shakes that are replacing sugar and agave syrup with monkfruit and stevia.

9/30/2020

Leaders including governors, national health experts and editorial writers agree trick-or-treating can be conducted safely. Consumers planning to celebrate Halloween grew from 63% in July to 80% in September, as year-over-year candy sales have increased 13%, NCA research found.

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Candy & Snack Today
9/30/2020

The shift to e-commerce during the pandemic is not likely permanent, as most consumers will eventually adopt a hybrid strategy of shopping online and in-store, according to research by consumer analytics firm Boobook. This shift indicates retailers with strong e-commerce capabilities will emerge in a stronger position, writes Nicole Huyghe, Boobook founder.

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Candy & Snack Today
9/30/2020

Florida-based Savani Water has produced glass bottles for the Miami Distilling Company's new line of alkaline water called Toast H2O. The label-free bottles feature graphics printed directly on the glass to encourage recycling, said Dieuveny Jean Louis, CEO of Miami Distilling's parent company, Toast Distillers.

9/30/2020

The Arctic Ice Project is a nonprofit with an unorthodox answer to arctic ice loss: Cover the parts of the Arctic most vulnerable to melting with a thin layer of powdered glass to reflect the sun's heat. When tested on an ice-covered pond in Minnesota, the section covered with tiny silica beads remained frozen after the remaining ice melted, but some scientists are concerned about potential effect on the Arctic's ecosystem.

9/30/2020

Ardagh has created bottles for Germany's fritz-kola soda brand that can be returned and refilled up to 20 times before needing to be recycled. The flint bottles are distributed to the hospitality industry and reveal the words "The world belongs to the awake" in German on the bottom of the bottle when the drink is consumed.

9/30/2020

An O-I, Glass webinar about custom packaging solutions is available on demand. The discussion features Melianthe Leeman, global innovation manager, presenting the topic "O-I Expressions: Unleashing glass packaging customization and late-stage differentiation."

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Melianthe Leeman
9/30/2020

GlassBandit is returning residential glass collection services to Prairie Village, Kan., this month. A pilot program from February to June proved successful by collecting more than nine tons of glass for shipment to Kansas City, Mo.-based Ripple Glass for recycling, said Jamie Arnold, owner of GlassBandit.

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9/30/2020

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has expanded its glass container collection event in Hampton Township next month by several days. "Glass is still a high valuable commodity that can be recycled endlessly," said Ashley DiGregorio, PRC spokeswoman.