Aseptic HDPE packaging system wins nod from FDA

Omnexus - Dec 12, 2002

VERNON HILLS, IL, Dec. 12 - Tetra Pak, a manufacturer of food processing and packaging equipment, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the use of its linear aseptic filling technology for HDPE bottles at one of its customer's dairy food plants. As a result, the company notes that its U.S. customers can now fill low-acid dairy products such as milk, infant formulas, nutritional drinks into HDPE containers and distribute them without the need for refrigeration. The new aseptic HDPE containers are lighter in weight and more flexible in shape, size and design than the metal and glass containers now used to package low-acid dairy products, says Tetra Pak. The packages also open up new non-refrigerated distribution...

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