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August 8, 1970 - Meat packaging concerns

Updated: Thursday, August 8 2013, 06:44 AM EDT
We see it all the time now, but in 1970 it was a radical concept: Clear packaging for food! 
  
5 Central Markets were experimenting with it.
   
They started in the early spring with fruits and vegetables.
   
There were a few bugs in the system (not literally)…the packaging fogged up and was more expensive.
  
Central Markets produce manager John Julian said shoppers hadn't given a clear indication yet.
   
The state legislature had also been debating clear packaging. A then Amsterdam Assemblywoman had been pushing the issue.August 8, 1970 - Meat packaging concerns


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