Since the 1920s, Baldwin Ice Cream has graced the shelves of grocery store freezers. Now, in its first major update since 1994, Baldwin is freshening up both the look and feel of its package with the help of design group MackeySzar (Minneapolis, MN).
For the first time in 40 years, Procter & Gamble, with the help of design consultancy Libby Perszyk Kathman Inc. (Cincinnati, OH), has created a new contemporary brand identity for its Pampers line of products.
Bottle bills are a costly and inefficient means of recycling and addressing municipal solid waste management, said Katie Hornbarger, state affairs manager for the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) in testimony before the Connecticut Bottle Bill Task Force.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in 1999 that the Food and Drug Administration should consider allowing health claims on dietary supplements even though they are not widely recognized as valid by the scientific community.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Archer, R-TX, has asked the International Trade Commission to conduct an in-depth analysis of trade barriers to the export of processed food and beverages.
FDA has given the green light to a health claim on food labels that states Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
“We’ve seen what our friends across the pond have been doing with shaped cans, so why not us?” That’s how Norm Nieder, director of packaging technologies at St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, explains the launch of Michelob and Michelob Light in 16-oz contoured cans.
The Fibre Box Assn. has announced an agreement with Europe’s corrugated box group on compatibility size standards. In the United States, the standard is known as Common Footprint Containers (CFC). It permits two sizes that interlock and can be interstacked.
In April, Frito-Lay rolled out its Tostitos™ brand salsa in a 28-oz plastic jug that features an integral handle and a wide-mouth closure. According to David Miller, senior technologist with Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Corp., the multilayer polypropylene bottle is coextrusion-blown by Continental Plastic Containers (Irving, TX) and incorporates an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier.